The current incarnation of Kalu Rinpoche talks a topic that many westerns have difficulty with and often develop many misconceptions about – finding a spiritual guide and correctly devoting oneself to a spiritual guide. He talks about his own experience with his teacher Tai Situ Rinpoche to help explain this relationship and the possible pitfalls that people fall in. Kalu Rinpoche uses a relaxed approach, making the teachings more down to earth for many people.
In this video, Kalu Rinpoche explains how to take a step by step approach to understanding Buddhism, aimed at helping westerners who are trying to assimilate ancient practices with a modern lifestyle. Based on this approach, one can bring a well balanced and grounded approach to practice. Kalu Rinpoche in his previous incarnation was a well known yogi and practitioner of the Kagyu tradition. His current incarnation gives this talk from France.