Online: Enlightening the Heart – Ngondro Oral Transmission & Teaching
Schedule by Timezone
4:00AM San Francisco, California
7:00AM New York, New York
1:00PM Vienna, Austria
7:00PM Hong Kong / Shanghai / Mongolia
10:00PM Melbourne, Australia
The request for the Ngondro Transmission was made by the Chinese Group. The request for a teaching on the Ngondro was made by the Vietnamese community. Rinpoche has kindly agreed to both request along making this anyone worldwide.
In order to help clarify and assist western students in practicing the Jonanag Kalacharka Nogndro, Khentrul Rinpoche composed the text Enlightening the Heart. This focuses on the essence of the teaching and contains the visualizations directly in the text so that a student could start it without additionally using the commentary. For those who want another text to practice their ngondro and increase their connection to Rinpoche, we encourage you receive the empowerment.
This text is available in the Profound Path of Vajra Yoga Practice Book.
In this short teaching Rinpoche will focus on how we can connect with the blessings of the lineage in our practice.
Make an offering of Dana to Khentrul Rinpoche
It is common for those requesting an empowerment or transmission to make an offering. You can do so online here.
Pre-Recorded Ngondro Courses to Get You Started
If you are new to Dzokden or Rinpoche and want to get started on the Jonang Kalachakra Ngondro, we encourage you to enroll in a course. We have several options for people looking to learn how to practice the Jonang Kalachakra Ngondro. There is a community area available for you to ask all your questions.
Kalachakra Ngondro with Khentrul Rinpoche
This course emphasizes how to practice the ngondro in your everyday life.
Beginners Guide to the Kalachakra Ngondro with Julie O’Donnell
This course follows the commentary of the Hidden Treasure
Supplementary Ngondro Practice Package (English Only)
This is collection of guided ngondro practices that you can do along with the recording. They focus on all areas of the Ngondro.
Khentrul RinpocheNon-Sectarian Master of Kalachakra
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).