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Online Course: Kalachackra Tsok Commentary and Instructions with Khentrul Rinpoche

Online Course: Kalachackra Tsok Commentary and Instructions with Khentrul Rinpoche

This event is online in Australia. If you want to attend in person, register and go to the Rime Institute for the sessions.

About the Tsok Practice
All practices on the path to Buddhahood are methods for gathering the accumulations of merit and wisdom and for purifying our obscurations. The Highest Yoga Tantra Kalachakra Tsok offering is an incredibly swift and direct method. The Tsok offering is a practice of limitless Generosity in which we make offerings to all the Buddhas, Deities and Beings while holding the profound view and generation. It is typically done only by students who have taken the Kalachakra Initiation, but Khentrul Rinpoche encourages everyone studying the Kalachakra Ngondro to participate as well. It is not just a practice of offering however; it is a powerful method for purifying our Samaya.
Included in the Course
In this course, Khentrul Rinpoche Jamphel Lodrö will give a commentary on the Jonang Kalachakra Tsok text that we use for this practice. This is an excellent chance to deepen your understanding of the meaning of the practice. We will go over how to set this up in your community or at home as well as perform one together. This course includes instructions on setting up the Tsok offering, oral transmission, the text, the commentary, the video guide for the practice and music so you can do this practice in your community. You will have the information you need to chant it in your own langauge or in Tibetan.

Who can Attend?

This course is for anyone who is studying and practicing the Kalachakra Ngondro. This is especially important for anyone who has taken the Kalachakra Initiation to be able to purify Samaya and maintain their vows.

Schedule for Melbourne, Australia
Saturday March 5
5:00pm – 6:30pm Session 1
7:00pm – 8:30pm Session 2
9:30pm – 11:00 pm Session 3 Oral Transmission (You must receive this in real time)
Sunday March 6
5:00pm – 6:30pm Session 4
7:00pm – 8:30pm Session 5
9:30pm – 11:00 pm Session 6

New York
Saturday March 5
1:00am – 2:30am  Session 1
3:00am  – 4:30am Session 2
5:30am  – 7:00 am  Session 3 Oral Transmission (You must receive this in real time)
Sunday March 6
1:00am – 2:30am  Session 4
3:00am  -4:30am Session 5
5:30am  – 7:00 am  Session 6  

San Francisco
Saturday March 4/5
10:00pm – 11:30pm  Session 1
12:00am  – 1:30am Session 2
2:30am  – 4:00 am  Session 3
Sunday March 5/6
10:00pm – 11:30pm  Session 4
12:00am  – 1:30am Session 5
2:30am  – 4:00 am  Session 6   

HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WORKS
1) Register for each attendee that will be receiving the empowerment. You will be added to the course on learn.dzokden.org
2) You must receive the oral transmission online in real-time.
3) You will receive access to the zoom for each of the sessions.

OFFERING DANA TO RINPOCHE
It’s customary at the end of empowerment for students to make an offering of Dana to the guru. As this is an online event, you can make the offering of Dana to Rinpoche here.

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Online: Kalachakra & Tibetan Traditional Medicine – with Dr Nida Chenagtsang & Khentrul Rinpoche

Online: Kalachakra & Tibetan Traditional Medicine – with Dr Nida Chenagtsang & Khentrul Rinpoche

Schedule by Timezone
1:00 AM San Francisco USA
4:00 AM New York USA
10:00 AM Austria
5:00 PM Hong Kong
8:00 PM Australia

Join us for a candid discussion on Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Kalachakra medicine. We all want to be healthy for as long as possible and have a life filled with energy, vitality and health. We will explore the roots of Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Kalachakra medicine and how this system of healing can assist in bringing the great balance of elements within our internal universe, assisting practitioners on the path to enlightenment. The Tibetan medicinal system focusses bringing into balance our diet, behaviours and emotions. Balancing the inner energy of our bodies and connecting that with the cycles of the external universe, we create harmony with between the internal and external universes.

Online or In-Person: Marici Empowerment and Retreat with Khentrul Rinpoche

Online or In-Person: Marici Empowerment and Retreat with Khentrul Rinpoche

To attend in person in Austria you must register on the Suchandra Website Here.

The Empowerment is on Saturday May 28. Translation is available for the weekend but is to be determined for the retreat.

Marichi is the life-long personal protector from Khentrul Rinpoche. She is also considered the proteress of the Sublime Realm of Shambhala. Our center situated in Kalapa is the center of Shambhala. Rinpoche will bestow her Empowerment and transmit a Marichi sadhana written by him which is based on his own visionary experience with this buddhist goddess. 

THE BUDDHIST PROTECTRESS MARICHI
In some lineages of the Vajrayana Buddhism, Marichi is considered to be one manifestation of Tara, appearing for example as the 21st Tara. There are other forms from her found also in other spiritual systems. She is the colour of the sunset, a wondrous, glowing orange. She comes with the sun and, as the sun, her blessings pervade everywhere.

This sadhana is also extremely helpful for those working with the Drolmi Kazug Puja. Beyond the empowerment and oral transmission of the Marichi Sadhana, Rinpoche will also give an introductory teaching on her and will join us in a Q&A session during the retreat. The practice sessions on the weekend will be transmitted online as well. 

RINPOCHE’S PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH MARICHI
Marichi (also known as Marīcī and Özer Chenma) came to Rinpoche’s life when he was a young boy herding yak cattles in Tibet. Without fences, it was quite difficult to take care of them. Some yaks hide themselves from the boy Rinpoche under rocks, and so used to spend the night in danger of being attacked by wolves. To help protect them, his family shared with him the Marichi mantra and the faith in her when he was still very young.

“I do not know exactly why, perhaps because of having no doubt when doing this or because of a special connection, when I recited her mantra and did the ritual according to the traditional manner of protecting the yaks, I have 100% guarantee that the yaks would be safe during the night. I never had problems with yaks being killed by the wolves since then, really never. So I kept that in mind and I recited innumerable mantras, many times, when I took care of them. So, afterwards, anytime when we had an obstacle I always relied on her.”

“So this is why Tibetan says that praying for Marichi helps. But, of course, it does not help everyone individually, as it depends for example on the individual connection and on the level of faith. You must have no doubt at all. I have indestructible faith in Marichi since my childhood, so this helped me to develop many connections with her during my life.”

WHO IS THIS FOR or HOW TO PREPARE MYSELF?
There are no prerequisites at all. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners. Previous Buddhist study and practice are helpful but not mandatory. If you want to prepare yourself,  you can do the online course for the “21 Taras Practice Retreat” available at our learning center.

Tenative Schedule
27th Friday afternoon: arrival after 2pm. Relax and enjoy the mountain woods.
27th Friday – Public Teaching:
Marici and the Realm of Shambhala
28th Saturday : Marichi EMPOWERMENT and ORAL TRANSMISSION of the Marichi Sadhana
28th-30th: Marichi Practice Retreat, Q&A with Rinpoche
June 1 Wednesday morning, breakfast and departure

HOW THE ONLINE EMPOWERMENT WILL WORK
1) Register for each attendee that will be receiving the empowerment. You will be added to the course on learn.dzokden.org
2) You must receive the empowerment online in real-time. We do not record the empowerments. Before the empowerment, you will receive information on some simple supplies you should get to help make the experience as authentic as possible. If you are not able to get them all don’t worry. They are symbolic and you can still receive the empowerment. More important you must understand what is happening. Just attending an empowerment does not mean you receive it. You must know what is going on. To ensure everyone will receive the empowerment, Rinpoche will kindly make his instruction booklet available to you as an eBook so you can follow along so you know exactly what is happening. You are not allowed to share this program book with anyone else or give them access to the empowerment. This is private for your personal use. Rinpoche typically gives the eBook out the night before but if this is a technical problem for you (you can’t read an eBook and be on zoom at the same time) please indicate on the registration form so we can work to accommodate you.
3) You will receive access to the zoom for each of the sessions.

SUGGESTED OFFERINGS
In the past, people would walk across India and offer all their gold, home, and family just to receive a bit of dharma. The dharma is priceless and no amount of offerings can ever equal the value of the path to liberation. That said, there are costs involved in putting on an Empowerment both in-person and online as well as for us to help us make Rinpoche’s teachings available to people. We have to transport all of Rinpoche’s Holy Objects to Austria as well as procure things for this. We have created 3 offering levels to help make this affordable to a range of attendees as we must raise funds to cover the cost. The cost has been adjusted for the cost of living in various countries. Thank you for understanding so that we can make this accessible to our global family. If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please email chloe@dzokden.org to discuss a lower offering amount.
OFFERING DANA TO RINPOCHE
It’s customary at the end of empowerment for students to make an offering of Dana to the guru. As this is an online event, you can make the offering of Dana to Rinpoche here.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? email chloe@dzokden.org

Online or In-Person: Vajrapani Empowerment and Retreat with Khentrul Rinpoche

Online or In-Person: Vajrapani Empowerment and Retreat with Khentrul Rinpoche

To attend in person in Austria you must register on the Suchandra Website Here.

The Empowerment is on Saturday June 4th. Translation is available for the weekend but is to be determined for the retreat.

VAJRAPANI: Tame Your Demons
Tap into the power of all the Buddhas to tame your internal and external obstacles to realization. Vajrapani, the embodiment of the power of all the Buddhas of the ten directions and the three times is a fearless Bodhisattva of the tenth level and the guardian of the Buddhist tantras.

Khentrul Rinpoche will bestow a very special empowerment of Vajrapani known as the Demon Destroyer and the practice that Lama Lutrin used in the retreat in which he cured himself of Leprosy. This empowerment and retreat will help practitioners embrace their fierce power within to tame their obstacles on their path.

KHENTRUL RINPOCHE PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH VAJRAPANI
“For me Vajrapani is personally special because my root lama, Lama Lobsang Trinley, was considered as the actual Vajrapani. When he practiced it, he could completely heal his leprosy during a long solitary retreat. At the end of his retreat he achieved the same realization of the great Indian mahasiddhas.
My root Lama’s teachings on Vajrapani were incredibly special. As many high Lamas came to our monastery in order to receive the Vajrapani empowerment from him, I could receive it many times. All these Lamas who came had no doubt about his realization. They said that he himself was the actual Vaprapani, as they were witnessing my Lama taming incredibly powerful demons who wish to bring harm to our regions.”

This practice has a very special connection to our institute as the Shambhala King Suchandra, who requested the Buddha the Kalachakra Tantra Teachings and established these teachings in Shambhala, was an emanation of Vajrapani.

INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT
Vajrapani Empowerment (Jenang), Oral transmission of the practice, a preliminary teaching, practice sessions and a Q&A session. The practice sessions will be guided by his senior students.

WHO IS THIS FOR or HOW TO PREPARE MYSELF?
There are no prerequisites at all. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners. Previous Buddhist study and practice are helpful but not mandatory. If you are new to the buddhist path, you may also like to study Khentrul Rinpoche’s “What’s Real?” course from our learning center and to read Rinpoche’s books “Unveiling Your Sacred Truth” — Books 1 and 2. For knowing more about Rinpoche’s root Lama’s biography and his connection with Vajrapani, you can find more information in the book The Realm of Shambhala where Rinpoche wrote about the whole Kalachakra lineage he holds.

Tenative Schedule

3rd June Friday afternoon: 2pm or later Arrival of in-person participants
3rd June, Friday Evening – Introductory Public Teaching: Vajrapani, my root Lama & the Shambhala King Suchandra
4th Saturday: Vajrapani Empowerment with Rinpoche
4th – 7th: Vajrapani Practice Retreat with senior students + Q&A with Rinpoche
8th In-person participants leave Kalapa after breakfast

VAJRAPANI FOR KALACHAKRA STUDENTS
Rinpoche says that we do not necessarily need to practice Vajrapani separately, we just need to build a connection. Then, recollecting him, you can integrate it within your own practice, for example within the Kalachakra Path. You can either practice Vajrapani as your main practice and see it as non-contradictory with the Kalachakra Path, or you can focus on the Kalachakra system without seeing the separation from Vajrapani, as he is even included in the Kalachakra mandala.

HOW THE ONLINE EMPOWERMENT WILL WORK
1) Register for each attendee that will be receiving the empowerment. You will be added to the course on learn.dzokden.org
2) You must receive the empowerment online in real-time. We do not record the empowerments. Before the empowerment, you will receive information on some simple supplies you should get to help make the experience as authentic as possible. If you are not able to get them all don’t worry. They are symbolic and you can still receive the empowerment. More important you must understand what is happening. Just attending an empowerment does not mean you receive it. You must know what is going on. To ensure everyone will receive the empowerment, Rinpoche will kindly make his instruction booklet available to you as an eBook so you can follow along so you know exactly what is happening. You are not allowed to share this program book with anyone else or give them access to the empowerment. This is private for your personal use. Rinpoche typically gives the eBook out the night before but if this is a technical problem for you (you can’t read an eBook and be on zoom at the same time) please indicate on the registration form so we can work to accommodate you.
3) You will receive access to the zoom for each of the sessions.

SUGGESTED OFFERINGS
In the past, people would walk across India and offer all their gold, home, and family just to receive a bit of dharma. The dharma is priceless and no amount of offerings can ever equal the value of the path to liberation. That said, there are costs involved in putting on an Empowerment both in-person and online as well as for us to help us make Rinpoche’s teachings available to people. We have to transport all of Rinpoche’s Holy Objects to Austria as well as procure things for this. We have created 3 offering levels to help make this affordable to a range of attendees as we must raise funds to cover the cost. The cost has been adjusted for the cost of living in various countries. Thank you for understanding so that we can make this accessible to our global family. If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please email chloe@dzokden.org to discuss a lower offering amount.

OFFERING DANA TO RINPOCHE
It’s customary at the end of empowerment for students to make an offering of Dana to the guru. As this is an online event, you can make the offering of Dana to Rinpoche here.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? email chloe@dzokden.org

Online & In-Person: Kalki King Empowerment and Retreat

Online & In-Person: Kalki King Empowerment and Retreat

To attend in person in Austria you must register on the Suchandra Website Here.

The Empowerment is on Saturday June 11. Translation is available for the weekend but is to be determined for the retreat.

We are incredibly fortunate that Rinpoche will reveal this mind terma and bestow for the first time the First Kalki King Empowerment in the Kalachakra Kalapa Center. This is a rare opportunity for establishing a direct connection with the Kalkis. Rinpoche will also give an introductory teaching and a Q&A session after the empowerment. The sessions after the empowerment will be guided by his senior students. 

“In general we say that the Kalki Kings are inseparable from the 8 great bodhisattvas and the 10 wrathful dakas. They are incredibly powerful. For me, the Shambhala kings are much more special because of their particular connection with our own world. The bodhisattvas and dakas possess a subtle body form, like a body of a being of the god realm, and so, only some individuals can connect with them. But the Shambhala Kings and Kalkis appeared in Shambhala as human beings, so that many people could benefit through connecting with them. And, of course, they manifest themselves not as an ordinary human being, but as an exceptional, extraordinary human being.

I have been dedicating myself intensively to prepare for this empowerment. I feel a strong connection with the Kalkis and I have no doubt that they are the greatest hope of our world for the manifestation of the Second Golden Age of Peace and Harmony.” (Khentrul Rinpoche)

ABOUT THE KALKI KINGS OF SHAMBHALA
The Kalki Kings are the Dharma Kings of the Sublime Realm of Shambhala who were able to skillfully unite their entire realm through the Kalachakra teachings. Their effort went much more beyond only alleviating biased differences like races, conflicting religious approaches, classes etc. They helped propagate and make the Kalachakra teachings in such a way, that their realm transformed into a pure Bodhisattva realm, happy and peaceful, where spiritual practice flourishes. Differently from wordly kings which are focused on protecting and expanding their territories, the Kalkis are Kings of the dharma, bodhisattva beings who manifest as great leaders out of their compassion and wisdom.

SPECIAL SAKA DAWA BLESSING OF THE CENTER FOR THE GOLDEN AGE
On the special day of Saka Dawa recognizing the birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana of Shakyamuni, Rinpoche will make offerings and re-consecrate the land for it to bring about the Golden Age of Peace and Harmony. Participants can raise prayer flags and celebrate with a Kalachakra Tsok on this merit multiplying day of 300 million.

WHO IS THIS FOR or HOW TO PREPARE MYSELF?
There are no prerequisites at all. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners. If you want to prepare yourself,  you can do the online course Introduction to the Ngöndro available at our learning center. If you are already practicing dharma, you may benefit from the oral commentaries Rinpoche gave about his Shambhala prayers; they can be accessed in his official Youtube Channel. For knowing more about Shambhala and the Kalki Kings, we suggest the book The Realm of Shambhalaby Rinpoche.

Tenative Schedule
Friday June 10th, Thursday: Arrival of in-person participants in the afternoon from 2pm
Friday 10th Introductory Public Teaching:
The Kalki Kings of Shambhala and the Manifestation of Peace & Harmony in our own Planet
11th Saturday: First Kalki King EMPOWERMENT
12th – 13th  Shambhala Practice & Golden Age Aspirations, Practice Sessions + Q&A with Rinpoche
14th: Saka Dawa flag raising and blessing of the land for the Retreat center to manifest the Golden age on this 300 Million Merit Multiplying Day
June 15 – Departure after breakfast

HOW THE ONLINE EMPOWERMENT WILL WORK
1) Register for each attendee that will be receiving the empowerment. You will be added to the course on learn.dzokden.org
2) You must receive the empowerment online in real-time. We do not record the empowerments. Before the empowerment, you will receive information on some simple supplies you should get to help make the experience as authentic as possible. If you are not able to get them all don’t worry. They are symbolic and you can still receive the empowerment. More important you must understand what is happening. Just attending an empowerment does not mean you receive it. You must know what is going on. To ensure everyone will receive the empowerment, Rinpoche will kindly make his instruction booklet available to you as an eBook so you can follow along so you know exactly what is happening. You are not allowed to share this program book with anyone else or give them access to the empowerment. This is private for your personal use. Rinpoche typically gives the eBook out the night before but if this is a technical problem for you (you can’t read an eBook and be on zoom at the same time) please indicate on the registration form so we can work to accommodate you.
3) You will receive access to the zoom for each of the sessions.

SUGGESTED OFFERINGS
In the past, people would walk across India and offer all their gold, home, and family just to receive a bit of dharma. The dharma is priceless and no amount of offerings can ever equal the value of the path to liberation. That said, there are costs involved in putting on an Empowerment both in-person and online as well as for us to help us make Rinpoche’s teachings available to people. We have to transport all of Rinpoche’s Holy Objects to Austria as well as procure things for this. We have created 3 offering levels to help make this affordable to a range of attendees as we must raise funds to cover the cost. The cost has been adjusted for the cost of living in various countries. Thank you for understanding so that we can make this accessible to our global family. If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please email chloe@dzokden.org to discuss a lower offering amount.
OFFERING DANA TO RINPOCHE
It’s customary at the end of empowerment for students to make an offering of Dana to the guru. As this is an online event, you can make the offering of Dana to Rinpoche here.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? email chloe@dzokden.org