KALACHAKRA EMPOWERMENT CEREMONY
9-5pm Sept 8 & 9th
Khentrul Rinpoché will only be doing one Kalachakra Initiation in North or South America until August 2019. This Initiation encompasses the Kalachakra Generation Stage Empowerment known as the “Seven Empowerments of a Growing Child. A precious and rare opportunity to receive the Kalachakra empowerment from a Jonang-Scholar and Rimé Vajra Master in the US.
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.
There is no prerequisite for this empowerment. Participants should be prepared to take refuge, bodhisattva and tantric vows when taking the generation stage Kalachakra empowerment.
If you take the initiation as an empowerment instead of a blessing, you are highly encouraged to go to the Kalachakra Ngondro retreat on Monday and Tuesday following the event to help get you started with the Kalachakra practice. It’s helpful to understand the Kalachakra Initiation as the entry point into the practice. It’s like getting a permit to build the universe’s best, biggest, most powerful skyscraper ever imagined. Tasked with this big feat you would want some blueprints after receiving permission. The Kalachakra Ngondro is the beginning stages of the path to enlightenment through the Kalachakra path.
The Kalachakra Initiation and Retreat will be held in San Pedro, South of Los Angeles. The talks will be spread through Los Angeles to allow a wide number of people to attend them. All venues are accessible by public transportation. You can also take Uber or Lyft easily between locations.
Accomodations in San Pedro, Long Beach and surrounding areas will be most convenient to the Initiation itself. There will be a talk on the West Side of LA, East side of LA and one just South of Downtown. Please plan ahead!
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The nearest major airport is Long Beach Airport (LGB / KLGB). This airport has domestic flights from Long Beach, California and is 19 miles from the center of San Pedro, CA.
Another major airport is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX / KLAX), which has international and domestic flights from Los Angeles, California and is 20 miles from San Pedro, CA.
John Wayne Airport (SNA / KSNA) has international and domestic flights from Santa Ana, California and is 38 miles from San Pedro, CA.
Bob Hope Airport (BUR / KBUR) has domestic flights from Burbank, California and is 39 miles from San Pedro, CA.
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.
KALACHAKRA EMPOWERMENT CEREMONY – The Initiation: 7 Empowerments of a Growing Child
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. It is possible to take this as a blessing but encouraged to take as the actual empowerment.
4 HIGHER EMPOWERMENTS OF KALACHAKRA
Aspirants must have received the Kalachakra Initiation and have practiced the Jonang-Kalachakra Ngondro. Please read the how to practice section on KhentrulRinpoche.com to determine where you are. If you feel ready please apply to be a student of Khentrul Rinpoche’s and explain the amount of practice that you have done. If he accepts you for the Higher Empowerments and Wen-Sum (3 Isolations) Transmission you can register for the empowerment and retreat.
INNATE KALACHAKRA JENANG (Empowerment)
There are no prerequisite to attend the Innate Kalachakra Jenang empowerment.
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 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.
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