Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Overview

  2. 2
    • The Foundation of the Buddhist Path

    • The Causes for Taking Refuge

  3. 3
    • The Qualities of the Outer Three Jewels

    • A Practice of Shakyamuni Buddha

  4. 4
    • The Qualities of the Inner Three Jewels

    • The Practice of Taking Refuge

    • The Refuge Precepts

  5. 5
    • The Qualities of the Secret Three Jewels

  6. 6
    • Supports to Help You Practice

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  • Who is this course for?

    The courses contained in this series are suitable for anyone who wishes to learn how to connect to and practice the Kalachakra Ngondro in accordance with the Jonang lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

  • What will you learn?

    In this course you will learn about the nature of taking refuge, the role that it plays in supporting our spiritual practice and the various conditions which are necessary to establish in order to have a firm foundation of refuge in your practice.

  • How will this benefit you?

    By understanding the topics covered in this series, you will develop greater clarity regarding the need to engage in authentic Dharma practice and you will establish a strong foundation that will act as an unshakeable resolve for your future spiritual development.

Pricing options

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


Ven. Tenpai Gyaltsen

Suchandra Institute

Ven. Tenpa’i Gyaltsen and his root teacher, the Kalachakra Master Khentrul Rinpoche Jamphel Lodrö, have collaborated on many English books from the basics of meditation up to the advanced yogic practices of the Six Vajra Yogas. Tenpa’i Gyaltsen is currently based at the Suchandra Institute in Austria, and is the president of Dzokden, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the manifestation of the golden age through the study and practice of Kalachakra.