Kalu Rinpoche

Kalu Rinpoche, a Kagyu teacher, spent his early years as a Buddhist yogi in Tibet. Because of the Tibetan sovereignty debate, he fled to India. In 1971, he made his first visit to France and America at the request of the Dalai Lama and the 16th Karmapa. Since then, Kalu Rinpoche has formed a number of centers for the practice of Chenrezig sadhana, a form of meditation said to be especially effective in developing wisdom and compassion. His main center in North America is in Vancouver, Canada.