2023 Kalachakra empowerment USA

Boulder Colorado and Online

September 20 – 26, 2023


This is an incredibly precious opportunity to attend a retreat and empowerment in person with Khentrul Rinpoche in the United States. While it is possible to follow the Dharma online,  it is best to take the opportunity to meet the Guru and receive the Empowerments in Person when you can. Rinpoche encourages people to receive the Kalachakra Empowerment as many times as you can in your lifetime to make a strong connection to Shambhala, Kalachakra and the coming Golden Age. 


Program Available online and In-Person

2023 Kalachakra Program Location

Boulder Shambhala Center 
1345 Spruce St
Boulder, CO 80302

If you need help recommendations for accommodations please contact Clark Johnson
[email protected]

The Golden Age and Shambhala Fireside Chat with Khentrul Rinpoche & Judith Simmer-Brown

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Boulder, Colorado Timezone)
💻 Online and 📍In-person

The renowned Kalachakra-tantra, the most detailed of Vajrayana literature, speaks about the degenerate age and the coming Golden Age. The Shambhala teachings, said to be the hidden inner teachings of the Kalachakra, envision an enlightened society imbued with harmony, compassion, and warriorship. What are the Shambhala teachings of the Kalachakra, and how do they relate to the terma lineages and visions of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche?

Kalachakra Path: Tantric Map to Shambhala and Enlightenment

Thursday, September 21, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Boulder, Colorado Timezone)
💻 Online and 📍In-person

We can not reach enlightenment if we do not know where we are going and how we can get there. This tantric path that has the completion stage of 6 Vajra Yogas is incredibly powerful. If you are taking the Kalachakra Empowerment, please attend this teaching. Khentrul Rinpoche will perform a preparation Ritual at this teaching to bless the ground and space for the Kalachakra Empowerment.

2023 Kalachakra Empowerment for a Golden Age of Peace at Boulder Shambhala

FRIDAY – SUNDAY – All Day Event
September 22 – 24th, 2023
💻 Online and 📍In-person

This highest yoga tantra initiation from the Jonang Lineage will be bestowed enters you onto the path to Unveil Your own Sacred Truth. You can take the empowerment as a blessing to connect help connect with your own sacred truth or as an entry to the path of enlightenment. With the extraordinary methods of the Kalachakra completion stage practices, known as the Six Vajra Yogas, it is possible to attain complete enlightenment within a single human lifetime.

Jonang Kalachakra Ngondro Workshop

MONDAY – TUESDAY September 25 – 26th, 2023
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Boulder, Colorado Timezone)
💻 Online and 📍In-person

In this time of considerable conflict and strife, the practice of Kalachakra is said to be particularly effective. As these teachings arose from the spiritual realm of Shambhala, they are closely linked to the cultivation of peace and harmony. These teachings are exceedingly rare in this world and therefore it is very difficult to encounter them, let alone in a language that you can understand. While many people have taken Kalachakra Initiations from great masters such as H.H. the Dalai Lama, instructions for how to exactly practice have been very limited. The instructions for these practices were originally taught by the Buddha Shakyamuni to the Dharma King of Shambhala where they were preserved until eventually being introduced into India around the tenth century and soon afterwards into Tibet.  

Retreat & Four Higher Kalachakra Empowerments

MONDAY – TUESDAY September 25 – 26th, 2023
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Boulder, Colorado Timezone)

To ensure that students succeed in their paths, Rinpoche bestows these Higher Empowerments only to pre-approved students who genuinely wish to deepen their practice of the Kalachakra path. This is an important step to reinforce the bond between the vajra master and student in working together towards enlightenment.