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Kalachakra Meditation Retreat

January 23 - January 27

| USD $470

Cutting through the layers of conceptual grasping, the meditation practice of the Three Isolations is an extraordinarily powerful method for achieving a single-pointed concentration that transcends the dualistic mind and qualifies you to practice the Six Vajra Yogas of Kalachakra.

Through the generation stage practices, students develop a conceptual connection to the Kalachakra mandala. This is the basis for engaging with the unique meditation practice known as “The Three Isolations”. In this retreat, students will receive the final four Kalachakra empowerments, giving them the authorisation to engage in the practices of the Kalachakra completion stage. They will then be give pith instructions for a powerful method to achieve single-pointed concentration similar to the practices presented in the Dzogchen and Mahamudra traditions.

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What Is Included

  • Offerings for teachings
  • Hotel Accomodation
  • Three light meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Retreat Structure

The retreat will be broken into 3 stages:

  1. Rinpoché will bestow the Four Higher Empowerments, authorising the students for Completion Stage practice.
  2. Rinpoché will then give traditional supports for practice as well as the pith instructions regarding how to practice.
  3. Participants will then dedicate themselves to four days of intensive meditation in order to familiarise their minds with the non-conceptual state.

Requirements

This retreat is open only to serious practitioners who wish to practice the profound Vajra Yoga of Kalachakra. All participants must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. You must have a sincere desire to practice the Kalachakra Six Vajra Yogas as your main spiritual practice. This involves making a commitment to practice Kalachakra on a daily basis and to strive to achieve realisations.
  2. You must have great faith in the Jonang Tradition of Kalachakra and be committed to following its instructions in accordance with the lineage. This includes having faith in Khentrul Rinpoché as your Vajra Master and in yourself as his student.
  3. You must have completed one of the following conditions before the start of the retreat: (1) you have spent at least 400 hours practicing or studying the Kalachakra Preliminary Practices in accordance with the Jonang Tradition; or (2) you have completed a full set of 500,000 accumulations related to the preliminaries of another tradition.

NOTE: Rinpoché reserves the final decision regarding who may or may not attend this retreat.

Retreat Schedule

Date Time Activity
23 Jan 17:30 Registration
18:00 Empowerment Ceremony
19:15 Break
19:30 Instructions in the Practice
20:00 Group Practice Session
21:00 Solitary Practice
24-26 Jan 7:00 Group Practice Session
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Group Practice Session
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Solitary Practice
14:00 Group Practice Session
16:00 Break
16:30 Solitary Practice
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Group Practice Session w/ Dedications
21:00 Solitary Practice
27 Jan 7:00 Group Practice Session
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Group Practice Session
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Group Practice Session w/ Dedications
15:00 Blessing Ceremony
15:30 End of Retreat

* Schedule is subject to changes.

Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute – Holder of the Jonang Kalachakra Lineage