Innate Kalachakra Practice Retreat

Innate Kalachakra Teachings with KHENTRUL RINPOCHE
Practice Sessions lead by senior students

online and in-person


People are always chasing the idea of self or getting to know the self but can not recognize the innate true nature that is already present. This practice closes the gap more between who we think we are and who we really are. Our goal is to shift our sense of identity from the illusory self that is projected by ignorance, to a conceptual self that arises from wisdom, therefore bringing us closer to our Buddha-nature.

This retreat is an opportunity to strengthen awareness and cultivate confidence in our own inherent divine nature through the authentic lineage of Tibetan Buddhism of the Jonangpas. There are several skillful means you will have a chance to work with within the Kalachakra Sadhanas, Kalachakra-Tsok, Guru-Puja and ordinary activities, in order to unveil the Innate Kalachakra.

For those who have just received the Kalachakra Empowerment or are working on their Ngöndro, this is an ideal opportunity to learn how to put it into practice and to expand enormously the accumulation of merit and wisdom. For those who have been practicing it previously, it is a precious opportunity to realize the power of practicing together with our vajra brothers and sisters.

Khentrul Rinpoche will teach remotely from Australia. Practice sessions will be lead by Senior Students at the Kalapa Retreat Center and will be streamed live as well.


All those who sincerely wish to practice Kalachakra and have received the Kalachakra Empowerment/Initiation (Wang) or the Innate Kalachakra Jenang from Shar Khentrul Rinpoché, Choekyi Nangwa Rinpoché, HH the Dalai Lama, Jhado Rinpoché or any other Vajra Master of an authentic lineage, regardless of their school of practice. 

The Kalachakra Empowerment is preferred but, alternatively, anyone who has received an authentic Unsurpassed Yoga Tantra Empowerment and practiced extensively already in their tradition may take part as well. It is still best to receive that in the Kalachakra system in order to create the best conditions for success. In case of doubt, write to [email protected]

An oral transmission (lung) of the Kalachakra Sadhanas is not required.


Familiarize your mind with Innate Kalachakra to strengthen your connection to your Buddha-nature in the supportive environment of sangha for the benefit of all beings. 


English with live translations to Romanian, Hungarian, Italian, French, Spanish, Mongolian, German und Vietnamese. More languages are possible but still to be determined. 


All sessions will be recorded and can be accessed afterwards in our online learning center. We encourage you to take part in as many live sessions as possible, but, if your time zone is not compatible, you can listen to them later. 


If you are new to the teachings of Shar Khentrul Rinpoche or to the Jonang School of Tibetan Buddhism, we encourage you, if possible, to read Rinpoche’s Book on the Kalachakra Practice The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Pathor some of his “Unveiling Your Sacred Truth” series. In our learning center it is also possible to take part in the Kalachakra Ngöndro Course, which can help you familiarize yourself with the lineage and with Rinpoche’s extraordinary approach to the Preliminary Practices. 

The Profound Path of Vajra Yoga is recommended as a support for your practice during the retreat.

REGISTRATION with DONATIONS for the Suchandra Institute and the Kalachakra Kalapa Center

300 € Retreat Sponsor (with this donation will help establish the conditions for the retreat to take place; it is also a suggested donation for an individual room for in-person attendance)

200 € Sangha Supporter (with this donation you support another practitioner who needs a reduced registration; this level is also the suggested donation for in-person attendance)

150 € Suggested Donation (for online participation)

75 € Reduced Registration (for those with a limited income)

25 € Scholarship Registration (for those from South America or those with very limited income)

Please email [email protected] to discuss a lower offering amount or a full scholarship. No one is turned away for lack of resources.

If you are not able to use PayPal for whatever reason, you can also make a direct debit deposit or wire transfer to our bank account using the following information.

(In this case, please e-mail to [email protected] informing about your wire transfer, so that we can register your name and your email address at the learning center.)

Suchandra Institut – Verein zur Förderung von Frieden und Harmonie

Branch: Raiffeisenbank Zirbenland, Im Dorf 16, 8763 Möderbrugg

Account: AT76 3836 8000 0201 1344




Khentrul Rinpoche has kindly agreed to give two teaching sessions remotely (from Australia) on the Innate Kalachakra and to support the retreat leaders which will guide the retreat sessions in Europe. If you wish to show your generosity to Rinpoche’s precious teachings and to his immense effort into spreading the Kalachakra Path worldwide, you can offer Dana for Rinpoche here.


Days and times are in Vienna time (CEST – Central European Summer Time). Please check your own time zone for a correct reference.

All the sessions marked in bold are going to be streamed live (and recorded) for those registered. 

The infos in italics are relevant ONLY for those attending in-person.

Thursday 19th August

from 14:00 to 16:00 – Check-in at Kalachakra Kalapa Retreat Center

17:00 – Orientation and Retreat Guidelines

18:00 – Dinner

19:00 – 20:30 – Intro to the Jonang Kalachakra Path, Outer Preliminaries, Refuge and Bodhicitta 

Friday 20th August

07:00 – Light body exercise (Lu Jong) – optional supplementary practice 

08.00 – Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 – Vajrasattva, Mandala Offering and Guru Yoga (Foundation)

11.00 – 12:30 – Innate Kalachakra Teaching with RINPOCHE

12:30 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 – Self-Practice or Self-Study 

15.30 – 16.30 – Karmayoga opportunity

16.30 – 18:00 – Innate Kalachakra Practice (with Dölpopa Guru Yoga)

18:00 – Dinner

19:00 – 20:30 – Self-Practice or Self-Study 

Saturday 21th August

07:00 – Light body exercise (Lu Jong) – optional supplementary practice 

08.00 – Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 – Short Motivation and Q & A with RINPOCHE

11.00 – 12:30 – Self-Practice or Self-Study

12:30 – Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 – Innate Kalachakra Practice (with Enlightening the Heart)

15.30 – 16.30 – Karmayoga opportunity

16.30 – 18:00 – Self-Practice or Self-Study

18:00 – Dinner

19:00 – 20:30 – Short Motivation with Innate Kalachakra and Guru-Puja Ritual

Sunday 22th August (full moon)

07:00 – Light body exercise (Lu Jong) – optional supplementary practice 

08.00 – Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 – Innate Kalachakra (with Taranatha Guru Yoga)

11:00 – 13:00 – Short Motivation with Innate Kalachakra + Full Kalachakra-Tsok with Concluding Prayers

13:00 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 – Karmayoga opportunity and check-out


It is possible to attend the retreat in-person at the wonderful Kalachakra Kalapa Retreat Center. The Residential Retreat fee includes three vegetarian meals and accommodation at the center. The accommodation will be under the Covid-19 regulations of the Austrian Government. There is no need to use masks. It is necessary to prove upon arriving that you are either tested, recovered or vaccinated. We reserve the right to cancel the in-person participation if conditions change. More information:—Aktuelle-Ma%C3%9Fnahmen.html#corona-regelungen-ab-1-juli

We ask you to write in advance to [email protected] in order to reserve your place, as soon as you are sure that you can attend in-person if you absolutely need an individual bedroom (limited number), please mention this when writing. Please inform us in advance about allergies and food intolerances and other important health and mental conditions.

If your language is among the offered translations, it is possible to listen to your language channel im Zoom while practicing together in the Gompa at the Retreat Center. For that you will just need to bring your own device (mobile, pad etc.) and earphones.

For those attending in-person, we will offer optional supplementary practice (Lu Jong) in the morning. Also, Tudor Sucala one of Rinpoche’s senior students has offered to lead some of the self-practice sessions in case the in-person participants wish to practice or study in group (these additional sessions will not be streamed online). 


Aug 19 - 22 2021


Dzokden Kalapa Retreat Center
+43 676 395 8898
[email protected]