Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche (born 1990) was born in Sonada, India. He entered the monastery of Venerable Bokar Rinpoche to begin his monastic training at age ten. He completed his three-year retreat in the autumn of 2008, and has assumed leadership of the Shangpa lineage. Rinpoche looks forward to visiting his students in the U.S. in the summer and fall of 2011.
In conversation with a KSC sangha member who attended the Kagyu Mönlam in Bodhgaya, India in 2009, Rinpoche gave some advice for students at KSC. Excerpts are below:
I am very happy that you practice each day. If you practice, of course you will get some kind of experience. When you have some kind of experience, you will get some kind of result, and when you get some kind of result, it will help you. It is very important to keep this in mind...
In this time, many are chasing the rinpoches to receive teachings and receive teachings and receive teachings. Even the teachings have to work by your limits. You have to monitor yourself. If you receive too many teachings, then you don't know how to practice.
Teachings are very important. Still, you practice. When you tell the rinpoches, "I feel this," and "I feel that," they always say the same thing: "Ah, go back. Go practice. It's very important." They are saying this because it is important. You have to know what they are saying, and you have to know what the point is. If you know what the point is, of course you will be happy in the future. That is all.