Perfect Conduct: Vows and Samaya (6-Week Course)

6-Week online course with Khentrul Rinpoche.  There are hundreds of vows in Buddhism between all the vehicles. Upon entering the path, it may seem daunting to keep them all. Vows are like learning to ride a bike. At first it may seem difficult to do it, but once you are in the habit they happen automatically. 

Khentrul Rinpoche will give teachings to help us ascertain the essence of the vows. When we understand the essence then it is easier to keep the full array. He will help us understand how we can use our mind to understand them in degrees and work to keep them all. It may seem confusing as if the Pratimoksha and tantric vows are contradictory. Rinpoche explains the non-contradictory nature of maintaining the vows of the 3 vehicles. 

Practical Teaching Includes:

  • Pratimoksha Vows
  • Bodhisattva Vows
  • Tantric Vows
  • 25 Shambhala Warrior Conducts (Kalachakra Vows) 

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions, discussions and sharing throughout the day.

The First Class is Publicly available to everyone to give you the idea of what is in the rest of the class. 

Rinpoche will be teaching in English.

Portuguese, Cantonese, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin.  Additional languages may be added. Translations are only available for live attendees.

How does the Online Course Work?

After you register prior to the online course, you will be sent an email containing all of the information to login and follow along.

  • The course will be held through Zoom. In order to access the sessions you need to download the Zoom App onto the device through which you want to join.
  • We will provide you with the Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) created by Dzokden. You will need this link (or alternatively Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) to access the online sessions.
  • The Zoom link (as well as Zoom Meeting-ID and Password) will be provided at the latest two days before the online event in your email as well as in the Dzokden learning center.

Access to Video Materials Afterwards

The retreat access and all the prayers will be provide for you in Dzokden’s new online learning center (Khentrul Rinpoche’s International Organization). We encourage everyone to connect to the live streamed retreat in real time but if that is not possible, you can still login to the learning center after the retreat and access all of the retreat content. This retreat material will be put up in the learning center as soon possible after each class. 


To accomodate students from various countries, we have made a tiered suggested offering schedule. This is based on the very different costs of living for students around the world. We ask you choose the one appropriate for where you live. Full refunds will be given for cancellation requests up to 48 hours in advance of the event. If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please email [email protected] for more information.




Dec 06 2020


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Khentrul Rinpoche


Dzokden Learning Center


Tibetan Buddhist Rime Institute


  • Khentrul Rinpoché
    Khentrul Rinpoché
    Jonang Kalachakra & Rimé Master

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    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).

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