India: Kalu Rinpoché and Bokar Rinpoché
After some years the political climate in Tibet became difficult, Kalu Rinpoché made his way to Lhasa to consult with H.H. the 16th Karmapa, and then, at the invitation of the Bhutanese Queen-mother, in 1956 travelled to that country to take care of a monastery. He later moved to Darjeeing, India, where, during the 60′s, he became a magnet for young western spiritual seekers.
From the time of his arrival in Darjeeling, Kalu Rinpoché had become the main teacher and inspiration for another incarnate lama, Bokar Tulku Rinpoché. Bokar Rinpoché studied and completed several Three-year retreats under Kalu Rinpoché’s direction and became his acknowledged spiritual heir. Bokar Rinpoché went on to become the principal retreat-master and meditation master of both the Kagyu and Shangpa schools and deeply inspired Kalu Rinpoché’s world-wide community of students with his kindness, depth and simplicity.