Course Overview

6-Week online course with Khentrul Rinpoche.  There are hundreds of vows in Buddhism between all the vehicles.  When we understand the essence then it is easier to keep the full array. Rinpoche explains the non-contradictory nature of maintaining the vows of the 3 vehicles. 

Key Topics Covered

  • Pratimoksha Vows
  • Bodhisattva Vows
  • Tantric Vows and Commitments
  • 25 Shambhala Warrior Conducts (Kalachakra) 
  • Who is this course for?

    This course is for those starting to practice the Jonang Kalachakra common preliminary practices. It is not necessary to have any empowerment or oral transmissions to start.

  • What will you learn?

    You will be introduced to the vows and commitments. Rinpoche will give you guidance on how to approach them with a flexible mind.

  • How will this benefit you?

    By learning the essence of the vows, you will have a strong base to work further to cultivate them.

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


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).