The following article is from the Winter, 1986 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

Venerable Kalu Rinpoche, the great eighty-two year old meditation master arrived in Hawaii on June 17, 1986 to begin a lengthy tour of the United States.

Kalu Rinpoche was a mountain yogi in his youth, wandering in solitude among many uninhabited meditation spots for thirteen years. The fame of his spiritual accomplishments spread throughout Tibet. Finally, Kalu Rinpoche was persuaded to leave retreat and become the Vajra Master of one of the principal monasteries in Eastern Tibet.


Ven. Kalu Rinpoche

Although supremely accomplished in all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche is particularly renowned as a teacher of the profound Six Yogas of Naropa, of which he is considered to be the greatest living master. Throughout his life, Kalu Rinpoche has given teachings and empowerments to highest lamas, and to countless students around the world.

Exemplary in his non-sectarian views, the Ven. Kalu Rinpoche gives teaching and empowerments at centers in all of the major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

Rinpoche will end his tour on the west coast at Kagyu Droden Kunchab in San Francisco which is directed by the Ven. Lama I.odo. He returns to India on Jan. 7.