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Note: The event is both days but at different times on each day.

September 10th from 4pm-9pm
September 11th from 10-3pm

This retreat is only open to those who have previously received a Kalachakra empowerment from the Dalai Lama or any other Vajra master or for those who received it Sept 9-10 with Khentrul Rinpoche.

During this practice retreat, Khentrul Rinpoche will go over how to practice the common preliminaries of the Jonang-Kalachakra Ngondro and the Uncommon Preliminary of Innate Kalachakra.

Lodging Suggestions2018-07-14T23:37:13-07:00

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. 

Your best bet is to look for lodging on AirBnb.

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!

https://www.expedia.com/San-Pedro-Hotels.d9913.Travel-Guide-Hotels

Los Angeles Bus & Train2018-07-14T23:32:29-07:00

Amtrak

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Greyhound

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Metro

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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.

About Khentrul Rinpoche2019-04-05T19:01:19-07:00

Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoché 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 receive an extensive education 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. Khentrul Rinpoche is considered the 7th emanation of Bodhisattva Akasagarbha. 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 tradition. This ancient tradition was thought  to be extinct by many Western scholars. Khentrul Rinpoche found that these teachings held the most advanced Kalachakra instructions held the profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind.

Khentrul Rinpoché has made it his life’s goal to be a powerful ambassador for global peace and harmony. He was awarded citizenship to Australia where he learned English in order to pass on these hidden teachings to the West.  Since 2014, he has travelled to more than thirty countries, empowering students to realize their own sacred truth of limitless potential through a clear, systematic step-by-step presentation of the Kalachakra Path to enlightenment. By teaching people how to cultivate a flexible mind and remove bias, Khentrul Rinpoché aspires to create compassion-based communities, transforming this world  into a golden age of global peace and harmony.

Prerequisites & Commitments2018-08-12T23:31:08-07:00

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.

BARDO RETREAT

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.

VAJRASATTVA RETREAT

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.

VAJRAVEGA JENANG

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.

Apply for Financial Scholarship2019-04-05T18:56:52-07:00

A limited number of financial scholarships are available for dedicated and truly genuine students in need who aspire to benefit beings from these teachings. If you would like to  apply for assistance please email chloe@rimekalachakra.org  Please answer the falling questions.

  1. What is the amount of assistance you are seeking?
  2. Please provide a reason for your request for financial assistances.
  3. Please write about your spiritual journey and why you hope to attend this teaching.

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