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Online: A Buddhist Approach to Celebrating Birthdays with Khentrul Rinpoche

Schedule by Timezone
Melbourne, Australia: APRIL 16 – 11:00 PM
Hong Kong: APRIL 16 – 9:00 PM
Vienna, Austria: APRIL 16– 3:00 PM
New York, New York USA: APRIL 16 – 9:00 AM
San Francisco, CA USA: APRIL 16 – 6:00 AM
In celebration of Khentrul Rinpoche’s 60th birthday, a special year that brings the completion of all the signs and elements in a zodiac cycle, Rinpoche will give a teaching on birthdays and how to approach them. This is one of the most important birthdays in our zodiac cycle because it is when we revisit the sign and element from when we were born. Often times people associate this revisit to the natal sign as an obstacle year. In order to help prevent that we have already
1) made a long-life offering to Khentrul Rinpoche
2) Medicine Buddha and Marichi Mantra Accumulation
3) Built a Medicine Buddha Mandala and had 9 statues (7 Medicine Buddhas and 2 Taras) made for the Garden which will arrive in time for his birthday

Normally people become self-focused on their birthday. Rinpoche will give a teaching on how we can instead approach this day from a Buddhist perspective. In addition to this, he will bestow prosperity and long-life blessing on everyone.

In honor of Rinpoche’s 60th birthday, the community will recite long-life prayers to him and make offerings prepared by the different sanghas.
Often the end of this cycle is considered to be an obstacle year for the person. In order to prevent that our community has been reciting mantras.
Zoom Details
Webinar ID: 837 4770 1748
Passcode: 150173


Apr 16 2023


11:00 am - 11:45 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 16 - 17 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 am


  • Khentrul Rinpoche
    Khentrul Rinpoche
    Jonang Kalachakra & Rimé Master

    Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and spiritual director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth, The Great Middle Way: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness, A Happier Life, and The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path.

    Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings contain profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind, ultimately bringing about the golden age of peace and harmony (dzokden).

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