In-Person: White Tara Long Life Empowerment and Practice Retreat at Land of Shambhala

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About the Practice of White Tara

Chod is a powerful practice of accepting willingly what is undesirable, cutting through our concepts, reducing our self-cherishing nature leading us closer to our own true nature. The main obstacle to our own enlightenment is our clinging to our own ego, our own existence. When fear, fixation, and self-clinging are cut through, giving rise to the awareness of the pure nature of emotions and the emptiness of mental obscurations.

Machig Labdrön created a unique practice of Mahamudra Chöd practice. She is the manifestation of Prajnaparamita, the Great Mother who gives birth to realisation of emptiness. Furthermore, Machig Labdron is also the manifestation of Arya Tara, who gives birth to compassion. A chöd pa (practitioner) can cut through anything and therefore his or her main intention should be to unify understanding of emptiness and loving kindness and compassion, just as Machig Labdron did.

Khentrul Rinpoche has received the Chöd transmission and practiced in multiple traditions such as the Nyingma Kagyu, Jonang and the Gelug traditions.

The long life offering is an incredibly moving devotional offering of praises, symbolic items and prayers to our beloved spiritual guide, our Guru, Khentrul Rinpoche. In order to help Khentrul Rinpoche achieve his vision of the Golden Age, we offer this puja to help increase his health and life and to remove our obstacles that may prevent that.

Who can attend (online and in person)?

This retreat is open to all.

Friday 30th December 2022 – Free Online Pre-Teaching If you want to learn more about the retreat and the teaching tune into this teaching from Khentrul Rinpoche.
7:00 PM – How to Live a Long and Meaningful Life

In-Person Attendees

There is an onsite supplement fee built into the price for all on-site attendees to cover the cost of food and amenities. This on-site fee is the same for those camping on site and those staying in the surrounding environment as meals and toilets will be provided to you either way.

Book Event

In-Person White Tara Empowerment & Retreat $450 AUD

This program fee is for people joining us in person for the weekend. You can come on Thursday or Friday if you wish and depart Monday. This includes meals from arrival on Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday and Monday through the lunch time departure. No one with genuine interest in the Dharma is turned away for lack of funds. It is traditional for people to make an offering to the Guru for this teaching. Please email in to [email protected] for financial aid request.

Available Tickets: 100
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Dec 30 2022


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All Day


Land of Shambhala
837 Taggerty-Thornton Road, Thornton, Victoria


  • Khentrul Rinpoché
    Khentrul Rinpoché
    Jonang Kalachakra & Rimé Master

    Click on the arrow above to offer Dana to Khentrul Rinpoche

    Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth 1, 2, and 3, 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).