Kalachakra Arrives in Australia

The Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute is pleased to announce the arrival in Melbourne of a very unique tantric statue of the Kalachakra deity in union with consort. For the first time ever, the general public will have a rare opportunity to learn about the unique symbolism and purpose behind this controversial form that is traditionally known only to advanced adepts of Buddhist Tantra. The statue will be on display in North Fitzroy for three days from the 19th to the 21st of May.

The exhibition is part of a much greater effort by the Rimé Kalachakra Master Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö to raise awareness of the unique benefits and methods presented in the ancient tradition of Kalachakra Tantra. This extraordinary system of practice is specifically designed to help people connect on a very profound level to their ultimate nature as a way to cultivate greater peace and harmony in their lives. As such, the Kalachakra Tantra is closely linked to the concept of world peace and the removal of conflict. It is this connection which makes Kalachakra extremely relevant in times of global turmoil such as those that we are living in now.

The completed Kalachakra Statue on display in Hong Kong, just before coming to Melbourne.

Rinpoché demonstrating the unique features of the statue.

In celebration of the arrival of the Kalachakra statue in Australia, we have organised a special series of teachings and empowerments as part of Khentrul Rinpoché’s Global Tour for World Peace 2017 which began in Bodhgaya, India earlier this year. For the events in Melbourne, Khentrul Rinpoché has also invited the highly respected non-sectarian master Kathog Rigzin Chenpo to bestow various empowerments. His Eminence is recognised as the ninth incarnation of the great Kalachakra Master Sabsang Mati Panchen and is therefore known to have a very strong connection to the Kalachakra tradition. Out of the mutual respect shared between these two extraordinary masters, they have decided to work together to create an extremely precious opportunity for everyone living in the greater Melbourne area. The following schedule of events will be spread across various venues throughout the month of May, 2017:

MAY 17 & 18:
Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute, 1584 Burwood Highway, Belgrave, VIC, 3160

Innate Kalachakra Empowerment
Wed. May 17, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Connect with the very essence of perfect love and compassion in union.

Samaya Tara Empowerment
Thu. May 18, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
A very unique practice especially connected to Rigzin Chenpo that is designed to clear away obstacles and increase merits.

MAY 19-21:
St. Brigid’s Parish Hall, 378 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North, Melbourne, VIC, 3068

Jambhala Empowerment
Fri. May 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Create the causes for wealth and prosperity so that you can achieve what you set out to do and bring benefit to others.

Shri Kalachakra Empowerment
Sat. May 20 & Sun. May 21, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This empowerment will lead you to a deeper level of your own sacred truth by introducing you to a complete path to enlightenment.