Join us for the only Jonang Kalachakra empowerment in the United States this year at a beautiful retreat center in the wilderness of New York state. The empowerment ceremony will take place in a meditative atmosphere over the course of 5 days. It includes a ceremony to spread prayers for peace and harmony around the globe, ritual dances and the unveiling of a 3d version of the Jonang Kalachakra Mandala. You will be guided in a clear step-by-step way through the empowerment so that you can understand what you are receiving. Through lecture, discussion, silent meditation, mantra, and ritual offerings, form a deep connection to your own inner realm of peace and harmony.
In this week long retreat you will gain an understanding of the Jonang Kalachakra path to enlightenment and how you can begin to engage with it wherever you are at. Khentrul Rinpoche will bestow the outer preliminary teachings, oral transmission of the divine ladder (the ngondro), Innate Kalachakra (uncommon preliminary of Kalachakra), and teachings on the six vajra yogas.
WHO CAN ATTEND
There are no prerequisites. This path is flexible; it allows us to engage with it wherever we are at. Everyone who has a desire can learn to practice the profound path of Kalachakra, the pinnacle of the Buddha’s teaching. The empowerment can be taken as a blessing or empowerment. The refuge, bodhisattva, tantric vows and uncommon vows of Kalachakra will be offered along with the empowerment for those taking this as an empowerment.
Kalachakra brings peace to oneself and the world as we learn to harmonize our environment with our body & mind. Kalachakra, which means wheel of time, transcends religions time, space and perceived reality. It is the essence that makes up our very nature. It harmonizes the cosmic, with our internal system and the enlightened mind. Unlike other buddhist teachings, Kalachakra is very detailed giving insight and direction to help anyone of any religious tradition realize their true nature. This teaching helps us move past habitual limitations to unleash our limitless potential of love & compassion.
COMPLETE SYSTEM TO ENLIGHTENMENT
The Tibetan Buddhist Jonang Lineage specializes in the complete path that guide students in a clear step-by-step system to enlightenment. It is known specifically for upholding the 6 vajra yogas through which many enlightened masters have transitioned into an enlightened rainbow body. It has rarely been taught in its entirety to lay (non-monastic) practitioners in the West. Most of the Jonang Yogi’s have decided to remain practicing in their caves and monasteries in the Himalayas. Khentrul Rinpoche, inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s effort to initiate so may millions of students, has made it his life’s mission to bring these teachings to west in English. He hopes to create the conditions for both female and male practitioners living in their daily lives to create the conditions to realize the heart essence of these profound teachings.
Khentrul Rinpoché is very genuine focusing on catalyzing the transformation of the authentic aspirations of his students. He makes this rich & complex ancient wisdom accessible so that anyone can engage with it more easily, at their own capacity, in all areas of their life.
NEW YORK SERIES
Wednesday, August 7 — Rituals of Empowerment (Rubin Museum)
Friday, August 9 — Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times: Shambhala and World Peace (Tibet House New York)
Sat August 10 – Jonang Kalachakra: A Clear Step-by-Step System to Enlightenment (Tibet House New York)
Sun August 11— Retreat: Primordial Wisdom: Emptiness and Buddha-nature in Kalachakra (Tibet House New York)
Sun – Fri, August 25 – 30 – Kalachakra for World Peace – Empowerment and Retreat (Omega Rhinebeck, New York)
Contact the organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org