Shangpa Lineage


In 1035 AD The Shangpa Lineage was established in Tibet by the Great Yogi Translator, Kongpo Naljor, visiting India 7 times during the time of the high middle ages in Europe, seeking the meditations and teachings of the Buddha Dharma then still flourishing in Great Buddhist Universities.

Dharma Center


New Winter Schedule: Sunday Morning Meditation weather permitting.  We will return to our regular full-time hours this spring.  Please check schedule for more information.

Special Events


Announcing His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche's 2019 Event Schedule.


Palden Shangpa Vermont Mission

Palden Shangpa Vermont , under the Direction of  H.E. Kalu Rinpoche, provides access to the Wisdom Teachings of the Buddha through the preservation and practice of the Shangpa and Kagyu Lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Weekly group meditations, visiting teachers, Dharma study groups and space for individuals to practice yoga and personal meditation are offered in an atmosphere conductive to the development of a respectful and nurturing Sangha community.


“The Dharma That Illuminates All Beings Impartially”

A collection of discourses by HE Kalu Rinpoche

Excerpts from Chapter 7: Women, Siddhi, Dharma

“Regardless weather you are a man or a woman, regardless of your particular situation in this Life, if you have faith, confidence and diligence, if you have compassion and wisdom, you can become Enlightened. If you have the necessary (conditions) qualities for Dharma Practice, the kind of body you have makes no difference at all. The reason for this total equality is the Nature of Mind itself, which is neither male nor female. There is no such thing as one person’s mind being better than some one else. On the ultimate level the clear empty and unimpeded Mind exhibits no limiting qualities such as maleness or femaleness, superiority or inferiority. If in Studying and practicing the Buddha’s Teaching, women understand what is being said they will reach Enlightenment. If men understand they will also reach Enlightenment.”


Dharma Reading Room

Please consider Gifting Dharma Books to share with Others.

Palden Shangpa Vermont invites you to visit our Calais Dharma Center  and enjoy the use of small Reading Room to preview and study a growing list of donated Dharma Titles. Many books are old ,long cherished and passed on to friends. Some new Donation’s including the complete 12 vol set of Jamgon Kongtrul’s “Treasury of Knowledge; Foundations of Buddhist Study and Practice. A recommend study for advanced students.