The Bodhisattva Institute
A Kagyu Dharma Center 
Founded by H.E. Kalu Rinpoche

714 N Desert Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85711 

520-325-2272

Current Weekly Schedule
as of July 6, 2014

Thursdays at 7:00 pm: Dharma Study Group
This group will start our next text: "On Buddha Essence".  Text provided. See description on Activities page.

Sundays at 10:00 am: Chenrezig Practice

Click here for more information on these activities

For more information please contact:
Peter Schlee  520-603-0547 or 
email: contact@bodhisattvainstitute.org
or to leave a message at the BI, call: 520-325-2272

Books for Study:

The Torch of Certainty

by Jamgon Kongtrul


The Great Path of Awakening

by Jamgon Kongtrul

Watch Lama Lodo's Message to youth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO07X1y3q2U






Lama Lodu is the long time spiritual director of the Bodhisattva Institute. He resides in San Francisco. He comes to Tucson to give teachings usually twice a year.  

About Lama Lodu Rinpoche

Lama Lodu Rinpoche arrived in the United States in 1976, sent here by the command of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche to be their representative and give Dharma teachings in the West. Since that time, Rinpoche has been here in United States teaching and guiding Westerners of all multiple different races, with many of them following him for 20, 30 and 40 years. A number of them wishing to deepen their practice, entered the serious Kagyu tradition of Vajrayana Three Year Retreat. Rinpoche has graduated a number of Westerners in this tradition, some of whom have assisted him in the KDK Dharma center, and some of them teaching in different centers here in the United States.

Rinpoche has multiple centers branched out from KDK in San Francisco, founded either by himself or by his own root guru, His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche, and he visits these centers every year to give teachings, answer their questions and make sure they have everything they need to advance their practice.

Those people who come into contact with Rinpoche are greatly benefited and treasure this connection. Whether they are young, middle age or old aged, people of all different ages and levels of spiritual practice know that his teachings and guidance brings meaning and happiness into their lives. Many of them have strong mental afflictions and emotions, experiencing disharmony in their family or great frustration with the situation of this world with it's conflicting leaders and wars. However, with Rinpoche's teachings as well as his kindness and loving wisdom energy, they gain insight to find a different way to view their problems and most people can get peace and happiness in their life.

As everyone has shifting mental levels, some of these students continually put Rinpoche's teachings into practice and stabilize their life, and some of them receive immediate benefit at the moment of Rinpoche's teachings and then revert back to their habitual patterns, but still benefit due to the seeds of Dharma that have been planted in their mind.

The Karmapa described Lama as, 
"a Lama who has highly developed his inner practice." 




Chenrezig Practice
Sundays 10am
in the Shrine Room
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