Join us for Khentrul Rinpoche’s teaching in Northern California in 2018. A precious and rare opportunity to receive the Innate Kalachakra empowerment from a Jonang-Scholar and Rimé Vajra Master in the United States.
Whether or not you have received the Kalachakra empowerment or are new to it, you can increase the strength of your connection with the profound teaching of Kalachakra and Shambhala through this teaching and jenang. A jenang is a shorter form of an empowerment usually given after one has received a highest yoga tantra empowerment although it is not necessary.
In the afternoon, we will do a long life puja offered to our precious teacher, Khentrul Rinpoche. He has been extremely kind over the years bestowing teachings and empowerments upon us of this most rare and swift path of vajra yoga. Part of the purpose of the long life puja is for students to purify the mistakes that occur in relation to their teacher, and to create the causes and conditions to continue to receive benefit from that teacher for a very long time.
Please bring an offering of food or juice for the Tsok.
Vegetarian lunch is included.
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.
INNATE KALACHAKRA JENANG
There are no prerequisite to attend the Innate Kalachakra Jenang empowerment but only those who have previously received the Kalachakra Initiation of the 7 Empowerments of a Growing Child will be able to generate as Innate Kalachakra.
KALACHAKRA EMPOWERMENT CEREMONY
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 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 Vajravega Jenang but only those who have previously received a Kalachakra empowerment will be able to generate as Vajravega.