San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley, CA) Kalachakra Practice Group2018-09-20T11:03:22+00:00

Kalachakra Teachings & Empowerment

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.

A light lunch will be provided for the sangha.

LONG LIFE LAMA CHOPA INFORMATION

This offering is a combination of the guru puja, the Kalachakra tsok, the long life offering and the turning away of the 5 dakinis.
The long life offering and Kalachakra tsok is an opportunity to earn oceans of merit. In order to realize enlightenment we must complete the accumulation of merit and wisdom. The long life offering is an extended form of the Guru Puja. It is an extended version of the 7 limb prayer in the guru yoga. We make oceans of offering to the guru who is the buddha, who is the dharma and who is the sangha as well as all deities that manifest for our benefit. The guru is the whole generation path of the vajryana. We can not realize the teachings without the benefit of the guru and the blessing of the lineage that flow through the guru to us.
The guru is more precious to a student then all the buddhas and bodhisattvas because due to our obscurations we cannot contact directly come into contact with the buddhas (dharmakhaya.) The Guru is vajradhara, the nirmankaya manifestation of the buddha, that is here on earth in human form out of compassion for our benefit, to help us all realize enlightenment.
The guru’s earthly long life is dependent on many things one of which is the samaya of his students. There is a teaching that Ananda could have made requests for Shakyamuni buddha to stay and it would have extended his life. When students take a guru as their vajra master, they enter into samaya with the guru. Of course when students enter into this relationship, it is because they are not yet buddha so they take on many vows which are almost impossible to maintain because they are very profound. It is important for the students to purify when they break their vows. There are many ways to do this one of which is the guru offering.
The guru can be called to many realms where there are students to benefit and is with us due to our karma our causes and condition that are ripe for the guru to appear and benefit us and is here to teach us. When we go through the practice of the guru puja we help to make oceans of offerings to the guru that help to purify and repair any broken samaya we may have with the guru to ensure that he has a long life and is not limited in how much he can benefit beings.
The guru has offered us incredible blessing by bestowing teachings and empowerments upon us and as we are still trapped in ignorance and rely on the guru to help guide us out, we want the guru to live a long and healthy life to be here to teach us. We also want to live long and healthy lives ourselves. When we say the mantras for the guru’s benefit for long life they are also benefiting our long life. Guru Rinpoche has taught that a Vidhyadhara should at first achieve the siddhi of long life / immortality. Why is this? It’s because we must ourselves live as long as possible in human form to have the best chance to accumulate merit and wisdom to achieve enlightenment. We need the human body made up of the 5 elements in order to achieve enlightenment. We can’t do it  from the formless realm etc. So this precious human life is an incredible gift and we must live as long as possible to benefit beings.

As part of the long life offering it is traditional to perform the tsok offering. Please bring food or drink that is packaged in a way that is easy to distribute to the sangha. Please place your offering on the table at the left of the hall to be blessed for the Tsok.

Mantra Accumulation of Namgyalma

Usnisa Vijaya Dharani Sutra – A Dharani to Purify All Evil Paths

Short Mantra

OM BHRUM SVAHA / OM AMRITA AYUR DADAI SVAHA

Long Mantra

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE / SARVA TRAILOKYA PRATIVISHISHTÁYA / BUDDHAYA TE NAMAH TADYATHA / OM BHRUM BHRUM BHRUM SHODHAYA SHODHAYA / VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA / ASAMA SAMANTA / AVABHASA SPHARANA GATI / GAGANA SVABHAVA VISHUDDHE / ABHISHINCHANTU MAM / SARVA TATHAGATAH SUGATA PRABACHANA / AMIRTA ABHISHEKAIH / MAHA MUDRA / MANTRA PADAIH / AHARA AHARA / MAMA AYUR SANDHARANI / SHODHAYA SHODHAYA / VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA / GAGANA SVABHAVA / VISHUDDHE USHNISHA VIJAYA / PARISHUDDHE / SAHASRA RASMI SANCHO DITE / SARVA TATHÁGATÁ AVALOKINI / SHAT PARAMITA PARIPURANI / SARVA TATHAGATA MATE / DASHA BHUMI PRATISHTHITE / SARVA TATHAGATA HIRDAYA / ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE / MUDRE MUDRE / MAHA MUDRE / VAJRA KAYA / SAM HATANA PARISHUDDHE / SARVA KARMA AVARANA VISHUDDHE / PRATINI VARTAYA MAMA AYUR VISHUDDHE / SARVA TATHAGATA SAMAYA / ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE / OM MUNE MUNE MAHA MUNE / VIMUNE VIMUNE MAHA VIMUNE / MATI MATI MAHA MATI / MAMATI / SUMATI / TA THA TA BHU DHA KOTI PARISHUDDHE / VISPHUTA BUDDHE SHUDDHE / HE HE JAYA JAYA / VIJAYA VIJAYA / SMARA SMARA / SPHARA SPHARA / SPHARAYA SPHARAYA / SARVA BUDDHA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE / SHUDDHE SHUDDHE / BUDDHE BUDDHE / VAJRE VAJRE / MAHA VAJRE / SUVAJRE / VAJRA GARBHE / JAYA GARBHE / VIJAYA GARBHE / VAJRA JVALA GARBHE / VAJROD BHAVE / VAJRA SAMBHAVE / VAJRE VAJRINI / VAJRAM BHAVATU MAMA SHARIRAM / SARVA SATTVA NANCHA KAYA PARISHUDDHIR BHAVATU / ME SADA SARVA GATI / PARISHUDDHISHCHA / SARVA TATHAGATASHCHA MAM / SAMASHVA SAYANTU / BUDDHYA BUDDHYA / SIDDHYA SIDDHYA / BODHAYA BODHAYA / VIBODHAYA VIBODHAYA / MOCHAYA MOCHAYA / VIMOCHAYA VIMOCHAYA / SHODHAYA SHODHAYA / VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA /SAMANTANA MOCHAYA MOCHAYA / SAMANTA RASMI PARISHUDDHE / SARVA TATHAGATA HIRDAYA / ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE / MUDRE MUDRE MAHA MUDRE / MAHA MUDRA MANTRA PADAIH SVAHA

MANTRA ACCUMULATION FOR RINPOCHE – RECORD YOUR MANTRAS 

Sponsoring and hosting teachings are expensive endeavors for the host committee to undertake. We have hosted teachings for Rinpoche this year in 4 cities. We can use any assistance in creating these auspicious teachings for the benefits of all beings. There are many precious donation opportunities to help sponsor the costs of this event. Please reach out to chloe@rimekalachakra.org if you are interested in any of the items below.

Flowers for the long life offering

Lunch for the Sangha – If you would be willing to volunteer to cook email chloe@rimekalachakra.org

Sponsor a Sangha Member’s Financial aid $108

Sponsor Offerings for the Kalachakra Mandala Offering $636

Contribute to the Creation of Dzokden Foundation $500 – Goal is to cover the formation costs of $3500

Sponsor Part of Khentrul Rinpoche’s Tour $1008

Any additional items you can think to make offerings for such as contributions to the long life statue, books and mind mandala.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

About Khentrul Rinpoche2018-05-25T13:56:06+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 & Commitments2018-08-12T23:31:08+00:00

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.

Request Financial Aid2018-07-08T23:45:31+00:00

English Requests: 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

Los Angeles – Nota: Ningún miembro de la comunidad será denegado por falta de fondos. Para pedir asistencia financiera por favor de mandar un mensaje por email a:  la@rimekalachakra.org 

New York – Nota: Ningún miembro de la comunidad será denegado por falta de fondos. Para pedir asistencia financiera por favor de mandar un mensaje por email a:   ny@rimekalachakra.org

DETAILS

September 21-22, 2018
Sept. 21  Free
Sept 22 Choose Your Offering
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

ORGANIZER

Rimé Kalachakra USA
(415) 810-6168
chloe@rimekalachakra.org

LOCATION

Tibetan Association of California
5200 Huntington Avenue Suite 200
Richmond, CA 94804

Tickets

Unlimited available
MonasticFreeMember of the monastic community free. Sept 21 7-9pm The Greatness of the 6 Vajra Yogas Sept 22 9-12pm Innate Kalachakra Empowerment 2-5 Long Life Lama Chopa and Kalachakra Tsok

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Free Teaching - Friday Sept 21FreeThe Greatness of the 6 Vajra Yogas Free Teaching Sept 21st 7-9pm TANC (Tibetan Association) 5200 Huntington Ave # 200, Richmond, CA 94804

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$75 Offering$75.00Innate Kalachakra Jenang (Empowerment) Sept 22 9 am - 12 pm TANC (Tibetan Association) 5200 Huntington Ave # 200 Richmond, CA 94804

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$125 Offering$125.00Innate Kalachakra Jenang (Empowerment) Sept 22 9 am - 12 pm Lunch Long Life Offering Sept 22 2pm - 5 pm Please bring something to offer Rinpoche and the Tsok. TANC (Tibetan Association) 5200 Huntington Ave # 200 Richmond, CA 94804

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$200 offering includes contribution to the offering objects$200.00Innate Kalachakra Jenang (Empowerment) Sept 22 9 am - 12 pm Long Life Offering Sept 22 2pm - 5 pm Please bring something to offer Rinpoche and the Tsok. TANC (Tibetan Association) 5200 Huntington Ave # 200 Richmond, CA 94804

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