This course is optimised for Asian and European Timezones. Australians can attend in person if they select that option and there are enough in-person registrations. For everyone else this is online.
ABOUT THE 10-Week COURSE
Traditionally in the monasteries the senior students help teach the preliminary practices for the Lamas. This may be the last time Khentrul Rinpoche teaches the Ngöndro series in detail as our future Kalachakra Ngöndro program will be taught by his senior students. Do not miss this special chance to learn directly from the Vajra Master.
THE KALACHAKRA PATH
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. 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. While the Six Vajra Yogas are the main practice of the Kalachakra Path, to be qualified to engage in these practices, one must first spend time focusing on the Preliminary Practices (Ngöndro).
THE KALACHAKRA NGÖNDRO COURSE
Rinpoche plans to approach the Kalachakra Ngöndro this time from a quite different approach, focusing on the Shambhala lineage. Short overview:
- What does one mean by different karmic propensities and manifestations?
- How to change perspective and not experience the Kaliyuga?
- How can Kalachakra help us to transform our human birth into something very precious?
- How to avoid falling back into six realms of suffering.
- Eliminating karmic propensities through the lens of tantric methods.
- The meaning of Dharma Kings and Kalkis.
- How do the compassionate Kalk Kings transform the world?
- Understanding how the Kalkis and other enlightened beings manifest as Dharma teachers.
- Learning how to form the perfect relationship with Dharma teachers and the incredible benefits of it.
- The connection between Guru and student: the key of the tantric practice.=
This schedule is based on Melbourne time. If you are unsure if the time is correct for your timezone please convert it yourself.
MAY 1 – 7:30 pm
MAY 8 – 7:30 pm
MAY 22 – 7:30 pm
MAY 29 – 7:30 pm
June 5 – 7:30 pm
JUNE 12 – 17:30 pm
JUNE 26 – 7:30 pm
JULY 3 – 7:30 pm
JULY 10 – 7:30 pm
JULY 17 – 7:30 pm
HOW DO I ACCESS THE COURSE?
After you register prior to the online course, you will be sent an email containing all of the information to log into learn.dzokden.org and follow along. The course will be held through “Zoom“. In order to access the sessions, you need to download the Zoom App onto the device through which you want to join.
We will provide you with the Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) created by Dzokden. You will need this link (or alternatively Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) to access the online sessions. The Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) will be provided at the latest two days before the online event in your email as well as in the Dzokden learning center.
Access to Video Materials Afterwards
The retreat access and all the prayers will be provided for you in Dzokden’s new online learning center (Khentrul Rinpoche’s International Organization). We encourage everyone to connect to the live-streamed retreat in real time but if that is not possible, you can still log in to the learning center after the retreat and access all of the retreat content. This retreat material will not be accessible online to people outside of the learning center.
About the Teacher
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).