Dec 29 2021


8:00 am – 6:00 pm

You can come in-person at the Rime Institute for the Heruka Vajrasattva Jenang.

8:00 AM December 31st
The retreat is online only. It was optimised for the USA and European Timezones and is in the night. If you are local you can come and make your offering for the Jenang at the event as the retreat is difficult to particpate in due to the timezones.

Letting go 2021 and establishing 2022 fresh with the blessings of the Buddha Vajrasattva

Khentrul Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the Heruka Vajrasattva Empowerment (Jenang / Permission Blessing) to support all practitioners wishing to do purification practice, and in particular those working with the Ngondro. Rafa Lobsang Dorje from Suchandra Institute will guide the participants through the Kalachakra Preliminaries with focus on the Vajrasattva Practice. This event was requested by practitioners of the Americas and the schedule is friendly for the Americas and for Europe as well.

In the practice sessions we will use the powerful visualization of Vajrasattva in union with his consort Vajratopa, as well as the Vajrasattva Heruka Mantra. The participants will be exposed to various traditional ways of practising and to deepen their understanding about the different meanings involved. We will be practicing with the main sadhana of the Kalachakra Path, “The Divine Ladder” by Jestun Taranatha, as well as with Khentrul Rinpoche’s own sadhana “Enlightening the Heart”.


“Vajrasattva practice allows you to uncover the reality of your Buddha-nature, which is currently hidden as a result of defilements created by attachment, aggression and delusion. Our current situation is like a dirty piece of glass. This practice provides you with a powerful method to wash away the dirt while being confident that underneath there is crystal clear glass which is completely pure and unstained. Through the practice of Vajrasattva, this confidence will steadily grow as you come closer and closer to discovering the innate purity of your most profound nature.” (Khentrul Rinpoche)

Part of the practices done in the Jonang Kalachakra Ngondro. If you are study and practicing this Ngondro, this retreat is highly recommended. 


There are no formal prerequisites. Previous Buddhist study and practice are very helpful but not required. If you can attend the Heruka Vajrasattva Empowerment with Khentrul Rinpoche, you create more chances for success in the practice as this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the teacher.


The retreat will be held in English. Live translations are possible but still to be determined.