Kalachakra Empowerment

July 28-30

Kalachakra Empowerment Ceremony 2017-07-04T05:31:19+00:00



A precious and rare opportunity to receive the Kalachakra empowerment from a Jonang-Scholar and Rimé Vajra Master in the United States.

Jonang is the only tradition that holds the Kalachakra completion stage practices known as the 6 Vajra Yogas of Kalachakra. The Kalachakra is very important for our world so much so his Holiness the Dalai Lama has given the empowerment 34 times. One can receive the Kalachakra empowerment from any vajra master who is able to grant it, but only the Jonang masters can bestow the completion stage teachings. For those who are interested in following this profound path through to enlightenment, a connection to the Jonang-Shambhala lineage must be established. It’s extremely rare to find the Jonang teachings available outside of remote northern Tibet. 


Parking & Transportation – Gyuto Foundation 2017-04-17T20:16:20+00:00

There is a good amount of parking at the facility. If space runs out, there is street parking within walking distance.

About Khentrul Rinpoche 2017-03-27T04:19:41+00:00

Renowned Jonang scholar and Rime master, Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoche, studied in 11 monasteries under 25 teachers before becoming Khenpo (teacher) of Dzamthang monastery in Tibet. He was awarded the title of Rimé master, meaning master of all traditions, by the supreme master Lama Lobsang Trinley in 1997 and conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2003. His vast and comprehensive knowledge offers the West a rare opportunity to engage in Buddhist practice from a non-sectarian point of view and access the most profound teachings of Highest Yoga Tantra as taught by the Jonangpa.

Khentrul Rinpoche is considered the 7th emanation of Bodhisattva Akasagarbha. His previous reincarnations appeared three times in Eastern Tibet as Washul Lhazu Lama, Trulku Ngawang and Getse Khentrul.

Today, Khentrul Rinpoche is a highly realised Vajra Master of Kalachakra Tantra. He is known for his pure morality, incredible scholarship, meditative attainments and deep unwavering compassion.

Rinpoche has written and published more than 10 books in Tibetan and other languages. He advises many monasteries and organisations.

Prerequisites & Commitments 2018-02-06T06:30:38+00:00


There are no prerequisite to attend and practice at the Vajrasattva retreat. Some teachers require or give an empowerment into Vajrasattva prior to the practice but Khentrul Rinpoche does not. You can start practice at any time as you prepare to take the Kalachakra empowerment. It is beneficial to have taken refuge and boddhisattva vows formerly but are not necessary to attend the retreat and start the practice as long as you are able to earnestly take these vows in your heart.


There are no prerequisite to receive the Kalachakra Empowerment. Participants should be prepared to take refuge, bodhisattva and tantric vows when taking the generation stage Kalachakra empowerment. There is no set commitment. Participants are encouraged to practice regularly.


There are no prerequisite to attend the Kalachakra bardo teachings or phowa retreat.  Participants should have an interest in the Kalachakra and a desire to be prepare to die well.


There are no prerequisite to receive the Vajravega Jenang but only those who have previously received a Kalachakra empowerment will be able to generate as Vajravega.

Request Financial Aid 2017-05-19T21:02:37+00:00

No member of the community will be turned away due to lack of funds. If you would like to sponsor a member of our community in need or request financial assistance please email chloe@rimekalachakra.org


July 28 – 30
Friday 28th, 7-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm
General Attendee – $175
Monks & Nuns – Free
No one turned away for lack of funds.


Chloë Bregman
(650) 416-6401


Gyuto Foundation
6401 Bernhard Avenue
Richmond Heights, CA 94805

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132 people are attending Kalachakra Empowerment Ceremony

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