October 7, 2023 10:00am

Shambhala, Kalachakra and the Multicolored Garuda Empowerment with Shar Khentrul Rinpoche Jamphel Lodrö

Shar Khentrul Rinpoche Jamphel Lodrö


Saturday, October 7, 2023

10am-4pm ET

10:00 AM ET – Multicolored Garuda Jenang Empowerment
1:00 PM ET – Teachings on Shambhala and Kalachakra

Pricing Options: $75, $100, $125 | Hybrid

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Dzokden and Tibet House US presents a special teaching on Shambhala and Kalachakra that includes a blessing jenang of the multi-coloured Garuda, the Kalachakra Mandala Protector. Khentrul Rinpoche has agreed to bestow this empowerment to his students for the first time at the request of Robert Thurman.

The sublime realm of Shambhala is directly connected to the transformation of our world into a Golden Age of Peace and harmony. This transformation is possible due to the efforts of Bodhisattva practitioners of the Kalachakra Tantra. In order to live a long and healthy life to transform the world, we need protection on our Dharma path from various forms of harms such as obstacles, illness, ignorance etc. There are several Dharma protectors specifically related to the Kalachakra, such as Vajra Vega who forms a spherical protection wheel and the 21st Tara Marichi who protects the realm of Shambhala. The multi-colored Garuda of transcendental wisdom is the extremely powerful protector of the Kalachakra Mandala, representing our body. Multicolored Garuda is victorious over the nagas, which can manifest in any form or harmful condition and interfere in our practice of tantra. It is said that this protector is effective against cancer, aids and spirit harm.

Khentrul Rinpoche will give teachings on the Realm of Shambhala and Kalachakra in relation to Dharma protectors and our spiritual path.


Emerging into the modern world at the turn of the century, Khentrul Rinpoché is living proof that the Buddha’s teachings are alive and well in the snowy land of Tibet. Born during a time of great turmoil, Rinpoché was raised as a simple nomad, tending to his herd of yaks. Despite the many miraculous signs received by his parents, acting under advisement, the truth of just how special Rinpoché was remained hidden from the public for many years. It wasn’t until Rinpoché grew into a young adult that he made the decision to renounce all worldly activities in order to focus his energy on the Dharma. Open-minded and inquisitive, Khentrul Rinpoché has spent over thirty years studying with a wide array of masters from all the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Through his non-sectarian approach he has gathered a wealth of wisdom and experience spanning the full range of the Buddha’s teachings. While having developed a deep respect for all authentic spiritual traditions, for his personal path, he chose to specialise in the Kalachakra System. Recognising that outside of Tibet, very little is known about Kalachakra, Rinpoché has made it his life-long goal to cultivate awareness of these profound teachings and to offer guidance to all those wishing to put them into practice. To this end, Rinpoché has authored a variety of books which detail the complete Kalachakra Path. Providing in-depth commentaries, these books guide the student in a gradual manner using a clear and practical structure. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Rinpoché dedicates his time to teaching students from around the globe. In the last five years he has completed three world tours, taking him to more than twenty countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. As a result of his extraordinary efforts, the number of Kalachakra practitioners are steadily increasing, with new practice communities being established in a growing number of cities.

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