The Kalachakra teachings of Shambhala describe extensively and in detail all levels of existence. They connect the external reality (construction of the universe) with our inner reality (structure of the body and mind). They lead to our innermost reality, the Buddha-Nature.

Shambhala and the Kalachakra teachings are a real and proven model for the peaceful coexistence of various cultures. Learn more about Shambhala and Kalachakra

Jonang Kalachakra Master Khentrul Rinpoche

Focused on the essence of life, the Shambhala Kalachakra model is the compass for a peaceful age. The Tibetan Buddhist Jonang-Kalachakra lineage has held and practiced this knowledge for many centuries.

One of their lineage holders Khentrul Rinpoche opens the door to this ancient human treasure in an easily comprehensible way:
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Kalachakra Vienna 2019

October 2 – 8, 2019

For the first time in Europe, Khentrul Rinpoche will bestow the Kalachakra Empowerments using a three dimensional Kalachakra Mandala and performing the Kalachakra Ritual Dances. He will explain the access to deeper understanding of Kalachakra in several public lectures and during the Kalachakra Initiation.

Receiving Kalachakra Empowerment

World Peace Exhibition

Combining Tradition and diversity: The World Peace Exhibition presents also drawings from young people. We invite children and teenagers from all over Europe to draw their ideas and visions for peace. Present your picture at the World Peace Exhibition in Vienna:

How do you bring peace into your world?

In this century many hopes for peace are based on the younger generation. We just want to give them more space for their ideas!

Young people from all over Europe are called upon to put their ideas for world peace on paper. All drawings will be presented at the World Peace Exhibition in Vienna (free admission) in October 2019.

Present your picture (size A4) at the World Peace Exhibition: draw, scan and send!

or as letter:
Austrian Buddhist Union
Fleischmarkt 16, 1010 Vienna

About Shambhala

A Model for World Peace:
Shambhala and the Kalachakra Teachings

Imagine a world free of suffering and strife, greed and hate. A world where all can live peacefully in balance with our environment and with each other. Where we are all free to manifest our most profound potential and connect with limitless love and compassion. Such a place is known as Shambhala.

For more than two thousand years, Shambhala has been a sign of hope, marked by a common quest for peace and harmony. Shambhala illustrates what can be achieved if we focus our energy on experiencing the profound nature of our reality.

Describing the ultimate nature of reality

The most expansive and clear teachings describing the ultimate nature of reality are known as the Kalachakra Tantra. These profound teachings were bestowed upon the Shambhala King Suchandra by Buddha Shakyamuni. By putting them into practice, the great diversity of citizens in Shambhala transformed their minds and came to live in peace as a single unbreakable family.

From Shambhala, the Kalachakra Teachings came to India and then to Tibet, where they are still practiced and have been fully preserved by the vajra masters of the Tibetan Jonang-ShambhalaTradition. In the spirit of this centuries’ old lineage Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö brings the Kalachakra teachings to today’s world. Thus, inspired by Shambhala, we can also transform our lives and experience a golden age of peace and harmony together.

What is Kalachakra?

Kalachakra is a Sanskrit word: kala means “time” and chakra means “wheel”. Kalachakra is the“Wheel of Time”. But what does that actually mean? To answer this question, we will need to look at Kalachakra from multiple dimensions or levels of understanding:

1. What is Kalachakra?

2. Why is it special?

3. Who teaches Kalachakra?

4. How to practice?

Kalachakra Empowerment

Connecting with the Possibility for World Peace

The teachings of Kalachakra have one focus — understand what Buddha-nature is and learning how to manifest it for the benefit of oneself and others. While different traditions have different names for it, Buddha-nature is ultimate truth. It is the very nature of reality. Therefore, it is the single most important subject that we need to understand in order to experience genuine peace and harmony in our lives.

The Kalachakra Path provides us with a wealth of skilfull means that allows us to integrate the different layers of our experience into a cohesive vehicle for realising the nature of reality. It is not concerned with replacing other systems of practice. It instead seeks to extend them and clarify their potential. Whether you are Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim or Atheist, whatever tradition you may follow, Kalachakra can provide you with key insights to clear away misconceptions so you can go deeper and expand your perspective.

Connecting with your Buddha-Nature

The Kalachakra Empowerment is an opportunity for people from diverse cultures and beliefs to come together and celebrate our shared nature. Throughout the ceremony, you will be introduced to different aspects of your Buddha-Nature, reminding you of the incredible potential that we each possess. For seven days, we will all put aside our differences and recognise that we are united as a single family, allowing the seeds of love and compassion to grow in our hearts.

In this way, world peace is not a far off dream for the future. Here and now, world peace is possible.

Khentrul Rinpoche

Master in the Lineage of Kalachakra Completion

Born in Eastern Tibet, Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö received an extensive Buddhist education in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters. Khentrul Rinpoché is considered to be the third incarnation of the great Kalachakra adept Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he was able to gather in-depth knowledge about each of the five major schools of Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Jonang and Geluk. Within those however, he chose to focus his energy on the practice and propagation of the Kalachakra Path as taught by the Jonang, as the lineage holder of this profound practice.

Since 2014, he has travelled to more than thirty countries around the world, introducing students to the practice of Kalachakra and its unique connection to Shambhala. Rinpoché has made it his life’s goal to be a powerful ambassador for global peace and harmony, promoting awareness of the true causes of peace and how we can use our profound inner resources to achieve that.

At the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of traditions found in this world. Through our combined wisdom, we each have the opportunity to bring greater meaning and purpose into our lives. While there may be many authentic paths to follow, they are all united through the teachings of Kalachakra.

Khentrul Rinpoche explains his path and vision for world peace

Throughout the world, Khentrul Rinpoche Jamphel Lodrö presents the complete Kalachakra Path in a clearly structured and applicable approach for lay practitioners. His step by step system helps practitioners at any point from beginner to advanced progress on a clear path towards enlightenment. He cuts through to the essence making complex ideas simple. 

Therefore, he focuses his activities on giving extensive teachings as well as Kalachakra initiations, and has written numerous books, which you can order at:
The Dzokden Store

Shambhala entdecken

> Demystifying Shambhala
> Unveiling Your Sacred Truth: Vol. 1, 2 and 3
> Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path
> Sadhana The Profound Path of Vajra Yoga
> Rime Prayer Book
> Ocean of Diversity
> A Happier life

The large community of his students on all continents supports his activities to bring peace to the world. During his teachings journey around the world in 2019 he will visit Europe in September and October. To learn more about Rinpoché and his work, please visit his website at: