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Special Kalachakra Program for 2017

Join us for a profound spiritual experience at the seat of the Buddha’s enlightenment, Bodhgaya, India.

In celebration of the 34th Kalachakra Empowerment to be given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö and the Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute have organised an extraordinary series of activities for January 2017. With more than two hundred thousand devotees expected to participate, this event will surely be a very memorable and inspirational journey for all who attend.


Benefits of Participating:

  • Receive extraordinary blessings for your spiritual practice. Bodhgaya is the seat of enlightenment and carries with it immeasurable blessings for all who make pilgrimage there. To amplify these blessings even more, students will have the opportunity to practice with the direct inspiration of a rare and unique Kalachakra Statue.
  • Develop a connection with an authentic Kalachakra master. Throughout the event, Khentrul Rinpoché will be leading discussion sessions to clarify questions you may have.
  • Clarify your understanding. Rinpoché will specifically be addressing confusion around the subjects of External, Internal and Enlightened Kalachakra, and how to clearly distinguish between the Emptiness of Self (Rangtong) and the Sublime Emptiness that is Empty of Other (Zhentong).
  • Access specially designed materials. Every participant of the tour or retreat will receive a specially designed booklet to explain the details of the empowerments and the corresponding commitments.
  • Learn how to practice Kalachakra. Rinpoché and his senior students will be guiding nightly practice sessions to help you develop first hand experience of this profound system.

Program Overview:

USD $2300

Kalachakra Empowerment Tour 2017

January 03—14, 2017

For two weeks, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will perform preparatory rituals, give introductory teachings and bestow the Kalachakra Empowerments. In addition to these activities, we will be organising pilgrimage trips to nearby holy sites, study sessions to help you prepare for the empowerments and question and answer sessions with Khentrul Rinpoché.

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USD $540

Innate Kalachakra Retreat

January 16—23, 2017

In this retreat, you will have a rare opportunity to develop first-hand experience into the profound practices of the Kalachakra Generation Stage. For eight days, Khentrul Rinpoché and his senior students will guide you through the foundational practices of the Kalachakra Path, followed by extensive instructions for the visualisation practice of Innate Kalachakra with mantra recitation.

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USD $470

Kalachakra Meditation Retreat

January 23—27, 2017

In this five-day meditation retreat, participants will receive empowerments and instructions for the unique dark-room practice known as the “Three Isolations”. This is an especially efficient way to develop the meditative state of single-pointed concentration (Shamatha). This retreat is reserved for serious practitioners with meditation experience.

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About the Jonang-Shambhala Tradition of Kalachakra
About Khentrul Rinpoché

Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute – Holder of the Jonang Kalachakra Lineage