Online: Shambhala Line-by-Line Prayer Commentary
In this free two day teaching and practice retreat, Khentrul Rinpoche will give a line by line commentary on the 3 prayers he wrote about the Sublime Realm of Shambhala. This is a deep dive into the layers of Shambhala. We explore concepts from what is Shambhala, how we can relate to it in our life and through our death. This is a very special teaching series. Rinpoche has never before given the in depth details on the profound meaning of the prayers.
We will live-stream these teaching on facebook in English. If you want access to the recordings or to the translations please sign up for the zoom links and the learning center link. If Rinpoche gives the oral transmissions of any of the prayers that will not be livestreamed on facebook.
Shambhala Prayer Times BTT Bhutan Timezone
Saturday September 25
Session 1 1:00 PM BTT
Session 2 3:30 PM BTT
Session 3 6:00 PM BTT
Sunday September 26
Session 4 1:00 PM BTT
Session 5 3:30 PM BTT
Session 6 6:00 PM BTT
For those who have the Profound Path of Vajra Yoga, the first two prayers are in there.
Aspiration for the Sublime Realm of Shambhala
Aspiration for Shambhala
Short Prayer for Shambhala
For those who need an introduction to Shambhala, we recommend Rinpoche’s newest book The Realm of Shambhala as preperatory reading.
The Realm of Shambhala presents the Kalachakra Tantra’s multilayered approach to Shambhala as taught by the Tibetan Buddhist Jonang tradition. Understood to be an ancient kingdom and physical place, Shambhala is also taught to be an exalted state of mind attainable by all through practice. Through cultivating peace and extending it into harmonious relationships with others, the transformative power of Shambhala can enter everyday life. This book details the tradition’s perspective on the origins of Kalachakra literature and includes extensive lineage narratives of Jonang masters who have upheld this tradition in India and Tibet.
Khentrul Rinpoche joins practical teachings with a vision for humanity rooted in ancient prophecy. The Kalachakra Tantra foresees a golden age, when the individual peace attained through Kalachakra practice spreads to humankind as a whole. The Realm of Shambhala lays out a vision for how we can cultivate an unbiased mind, overcome our collective afflictions, and usher in an era of perfect peace.
Khentrul RinpocheJonang 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).