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Join us for a week of extraordinary opportunities to connect with the rare and profound path of the Kalachakra Tantra. Over the course of seven days, Kalachakra Vajra Master Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoché will be giving introductory teachings into one of the highest systems of Buddhist practice. Following the teachings, he will bestow the complete set of empowerments for engaging in the generation stage, known as the “Seven Empowerments of a Growing Child”. Then, in order to give you first hand experience of the system, Rinpoché will be guiding students in a three day retreat where he will present the common and uncommon preliminary practices. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!
KALACHAKRA TEACHINGS July 28 & 29 7pm-9pm
KALACHAKRA EMPOWERMENT July 30 & 31 10am-5pm
KALACHAKRA RETREAT AUGUST 1, 2 & 3 10am-5pm
All events will be held at the Gyuto Foundation: 6401 Bernhard Avenue, Richmond Heights, CA 94805.
This is not a Gyuto Foundation event, but will be held here -
please do not call Gyuto Foundation.
For more information & Registration please visit the website: http://www.freshsqueezedart.com/khentrul/kalachakra.html
KALACHAKRA - KING OF TANTRA:
July 28 Thursday 7-9pm
Donation of $20.00 (pay at door - no pre-registration required)
GUARANTEED ENLIGHTENMENT - How to use Kalachakra to manifest an authentic experience of Shambala:
July 29 Friday 7-9pm
Donation of $20.00 (pay at door - no pre-registration required)
Khentrul Jamphel Lodro Rinpoche will give the Kalachakra empowerment on July 30 & 31, 2016 (times TBD).
The cost for both days is $100 and includes vegetarian lunch ($80 single day). (pre-registration and payment required here.)
Khentrul Jamphel Lodro Rinpoche will lead a short Kalachakra retreat August 1, 2 & 3 .
The cost for all three days including vegetarian luches is $125 (or $60 per day).
(pre-registration and payment required here.)
Khentrul Rinpoche is a Non-Sectarian Master of Tibetan Buddhism. He has devoted his life to a wide variety of spiritual practices, studying with more than 25 masters from all of the major Tibetan traditions. While he has genuine respect and appreciation for all spiritual systems, he has the greatest confidence and experience with his personal path of the Kalachakra Tantra as taught in the Jonang-Shambhala Tradition.
Rinpoche brings a sharp and inquisitive mind to everything that he does. His teachings are both accessible and direct, often emphasizing a very pragmatic sensibility. Over the years, Rinpoche has authored a variety of books to guide his students. He has specifically made great efforts to translate and provide commentary on texts which present the gradual stages of the profound Kalachakra Path.
Rinpoche believes that our world definitely has the potential to develop genuine peace and harmony while still preserving our environment and humanity. This Golden Age of Shambhala is possible through the study and practice of the Kalachakra System. To this end, Rinpoche has begun travelling the world to share his knowledge of this unique lineage free from sectarian bias.
The word Kalachakra is formed from two separate words, "kala" meaning time and "chakra" meaning wheel, therefore Kalachakra is literally translated to mean "wheel of time".
In the Kalachakra teachings, the concept of time is much broader than our common understanding of time in that it refers to that which is beginningless, endless and timeless. The wheel represents our existence and the cycles of time within this limitless existence, as well as our limitless compassion and the empty nature of absolute truth. It is the divine immutable great bliss, reflecting all qualities of our limitless, sublime empty nature. It is the permanent, eternal, indestructible wheel of time.
The Kalachakra Tantra is the most profound and extensive tantric practice of all spiritual systems, offering the potential to achieve enlightenment in one lifetime. As it is so complete, no other spiritual practice is necessary. This is why Kalachakra is known as the "king of tantras" and has the ability to transform your life into something extraordinary.
The Kalachakra is so powerful that even making a connection and saying the Kalachakra mantra daily, it has the power to bring great fortune to all who practice, ushering in the Golden Age within the next three hundred years and bringing true global peace and fortune to our world. So if we want these benefits it is vital that we take this opportunity to practice now!
May I take this opportunity, on behalf of all Venerable monks of Gyuto Monastery, to sincerely thank His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his blessings and his tireless effort to bring peace, happiness and religious harmony throughout the world.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the supporters; because of their generous contributions, I'm very happy and proud to say that the Gyuto Foundation is now well established.
I also would like to thank all the members of the community who helped us in creating a beautiful Dharma Center here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Today, I have special news for you:
At the end of 2016, after 15 years of serving as Director, I'm officially handing over the management of the Foundation to the main Gyuto monastery in India, because I want to focus more on supporting our Himalayan Children's Education and Healthcare Project.
Many of the children in the Himalayan regions can't afford to go to High School or College. Many children in that region don't even have a single toy to play with.
Therefore, from now on, I want to dedicate my life for the benefit of the Himalayan children.
I thank you all for your continued support of the Gyuto Foundation.
Again, I wish you all very well and have a wonderful, Happy New Year with your family and friends.
Thank you and Tashi Delek,
Venerable Thupten Donyo
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