Course Overview

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Clear away obstacles and form the foundational skills necessary to practice the Vajrayana path.  The course starts at the beginning of the Buddhist path and progresses up through Guru Yoga. So whether you are just starting out in the Buddhist path and would like to take your refuge vows or if you would like to receive the Kalachakra Empowerment, there is benefit. There are no prerequisites or empowerments needed to take this course. 

In this course, Rinpoche will teach a flexible way to view the preliminary practices. Dharma is a choice not an obligation so with this in mind, Rinpoche teaches us a very flexible way to practice.  There is no forced obligation with this course. It is up to you if you choose to proceed with the full ngondro or if you wish to learn about the practice to help identify if this path is for you.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is designed for practitioners with interest in deepening their Buddhist practice. Whether this is your first step towards a serious commitment or a continuation of your practice this is for you.

  • What will you learn?

    You will learn various ways to practice uncommon preliminary practices for Kalachakra Tantra. The stronger your foundation the swifter and stronger your transformation will be.

  • How will this benefit you?

    Pacify and purify negative karma to swiftly attain the paths and bhumis to reach the ultimate state of enlightenment.

Suggested Reading

Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path

In this direct and clear commentary on Jetsun Taranatha’s classic text “The Divine Ladder”, Khentrul Rinpoché reveals the profound methods which have been used by Kalachakra masters for hundreds of years to achieve extraordinary realisations.

Program Fee

We offer flexible offering levels to accomodate students in different countries and economic situations worldwide. If you need further financial assistance to access a class, please email office@dzokden.org No one is turned away for lack of funds.

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Vajra Master

Khentrul Rinpoche

Jonang Kalachakra and Rimé Master

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