Dharma is word with multiple facets: it stands for universal truth, wisdom, knowledge, depth, meaning, honesty, spiritual path … Relationship stands for exchange through communication… So , we could say that Dharma relationship happens when there is a true exchange and honest communication in dealing with the deepest aspect of our lives in a meaningful way. A way leading to the natural awakening of our human potential for universal wisdom – also known as Buddha hood!
In the same way that basic relationships have been going on naturally from generation to generation through parents and children, teachers and students etc. , deep and specific Dharma relationships have been going on for thousands of years through lineages of spiritual masters and students who kindly and preciously passed on their living knowledge . Throughout time, these masters and students created Dharma “schools” to allow, protect and facilitate the possibility of such relationships, and establish norms for such roads to spiritual development and integrity.
Through his birth and training, Kalu Rinpoché has inherited the full responsibility of a very special and discreet “Dharma school,” the Glorious Shangpa Lineage, dating back to the wisdom enlightenment of two female Dharma practitioners of the 11th Century, Niguma and Sukhasiddi. Without the usual barriers and distance that are too often present in “religious” structures, Kalu Rinpoché welcomes us to the heart of his lineage with deep simplicity, humour and courage. Cutting through inner and social hypocrisies he frees the way for us to see and follow our inner path to peace, happiness and the fulfilment of our deepest wishes. In this way we are able to advance toward being a happy, positive, active and awakened person in this world. You are all welcome !