Course Overview

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”.

 

BENEFITS OF THE PRACTICE

“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) 

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is designed for students with interest in purifying their mind and releasing emotional baggage connected with our habituation to destructive states of mind.

  • What will you learn?

    You will learn various ways to practice with the meditational deity of Heruka Vajrasattva and his hundred syllable mantra.

  • How will this benefit you?

    Through understanding how to apply the four powers of purification, you will purify negativity and strengthen your connection with your ultimate purity.

Instructors

Khentrul Rinpoche

Miatt Jonang Kalachakra

Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö a Dzokden alapítója és igazgatója. Rinpoche az alábbi könyvek szerzője: A szent igazságod feltárása I. II. III. kötet, A nagy középút: A más-üresség jonang nézetének magyarázata, Boldogabb élet, A mélységes ösvény rejtett kincse. Rinpoché életének első 20 évét jakpásztorként, mantrákat kántálva élte a tibeti fennsíkon. A bódhiszattvák ösztönzésére elhagyta családját, és különféle kolostorokban tanult, az összes tibeti buddhista hagyomány, több mint huszonöt mesterének irányítása alatt. Felekezeti elfogultságtól mentes megközelítése miatt Rimé (elfogulatlan) Mester címet kapott, és a híres Kálacsakra mester, Ngawang Chözin Gyatso reinkarnációjaként azonosították. Míg tanításainak középpontjában az a felismerés áll, hogy a világ minden szellemi hagyományának sokfélesége nagy jelentőséggel bír; ő maga a Jonang-Shambhala hagyományra összpontosít. A Kálacsakra (az idő kereke) tanításai mélységes módszereket tartalmaznak a külső környezetünk, illetve a testünk és tudatunk belső világának harmonizálására, hogy végül elérjük a béke és a harmónia aranykorát (Dzokden).

Rafa Lobsang Dorje (Rafael Nassif)

He started his contact with Buddhism in 2008, after practicing in other systems of spiritual practice in his homeland Brazil. In Europe, India and Tibet he had precious opportunities to receive teachings, transmissions and empowerments from masters from almost all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and from the Theravada Tradition as well, and took part in different group and solitary retreats. He was fortunate to met his precious Guru Jamphel Lodrö (Khentrul Rinpoche) in She Drup Ling-Austria in 2015, from whom he has been receiving a vast and profound wealth of Dharma, since the foundational subjects until the Kalachakra Vajra Yogas. Since 2016 he has been teaching Lu Jong (Tibetan Healing Yoga). In 2018 he received authorisation from Rinpoche to teach the Kalachakra-Ngöndro. Recently he reduced his professional activities as a composer in order to serve the altruistic ideals of his Guru as a full-time volunteer at our Dzokden community. He serves the community a.o. as a translator, editor and coordinator for the translations’ groups for both German and Portuguese languages.