Online: Heruka Vajrasattva Jenang Blessing & Retreat


Letting go 2021 and establishing 2022 fresh with the blessings of the Buddha Vajrasattva
The retreat is optimized for European and USA timezones.
The Empowerment is at good time globally.
Khentrul Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the Heruka Vajrasattva Empowerment (Jenang / Permission Blessing) to support all practitioners wishing to do purification practice, and in particular those working with the Ngondro. Rafa Lobsang Dorje from Suchandra Institute will guide the participants through the Kalachakra Preliminaries with focus on the Vajrasattva Practice. This event was requested by practitioners of the Americas and the schedule is friendly for the Americas and for Europe as well.

In the practice sessions we will use the powerful visualization of Vajrasattva in union with his consort Vajratopa, as well as the Vajrasattva Heruka Mantra. The participants will be exposed to various traditional ways of practising and to deepen their understanding about the different meanings involved. We will be practicing with the main sadhana of the Kalachakra Path, “The Divine Ladder” by Jestun Taranatha, as well as with Khentrul Rinpoche’s own sadhana “Enlightening the Heart”.



“Vajrasattva practice allows you to uncover the reality of your Buddha-nature, which is currently hidden as a result of defilements created by attachment, aggression and delusion. Our current situation is like a dirty piece of glass. This practice provides you with a powerful method to wash away the dirt while being confident that underneath there is crystal clear glass which is completely pure and unstained. Through the practice of Vajrasattva, this confidence will steadily grow as you come closer and closer to discovering the innate purity of your most profound nature.” (Khentrul Rinpoche)

This practice is done in the Jonang Kalachakra Ngondro for purification. If you are studying and practicing this Ngondro, this retreat is highly recommended.


Schedule by Timezone
The participants are highly encouraged to do self-study and self-practice in the morning (for those in Europe) or in the evening (for those in the Americas). Please check your own time zone for a correct reference.
Vienna time (CET – Central European Time)
WEDNESDAY – 29th December
20:00 – 21:30 – Kalachakra Path & Outer Preliminaries
THURSDAY – 30th December
14:00 – 15.30 – Refuge
17:00 – 18:30 – Bodhicitta
20:00 – 21:30 – Introduction to the Vajrasattva Practice
22:00 – 23:00 – Vajrasattva Empowerment (Jenang) with Khentrul Rinpoche
FRIDAY – 31st December
14:00 – 15.30 – Vajrasattva Practice with the sadhana “The Divine Ladder”
17:00 – 18:30 – Vajrasattva Practice
20:00 – 21:30 – Vajrasattva Practice
SATURDAY – 1st January
14:00 – 15.30 – Vajrasattva Practice with the sadhana “Enlightening the Heart”
17:00 – 18:30 – Vajrasattva Practice
20:00 – 21:30 – Q & A with Khentrul Rinpoche
SUNDAY – 2nd January
14:00 – 15:30 – Vajrasattva Practice with the Recitation of all the Preliminaries
17:00 – 18:30 – Vajrasattva Practice and Extensive Dedications
Practice and Study Materials

Recommended books for this retreat:

If you have a mala you can use it for counting your accumulations.

How does the Online Empowerments and Retreats Work

1) Register for each attendee that will be receiving the empowerment. You will receive a confirmation email. All of our online events use the Dzokden learning center. If you are not already enrolled in it, you will be invited to learn.dzokden.org2) You will receive access to the zoom for each of the sessions. You will be able to watch any of the course in The empowerment must be received in real time. There are no recordings available of the empowerment.


Offering of Dana and Sponsorship
It’s customary at the end of empowerment for students to make an offering of Dana to the guru. As this is an online event, you can make the offering of Dana to Rinpoche here.


Dec 29 2021 - Jan 02 2022


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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

Other Organizers


  • Khentrul Rinpoche
    Khentrul Rinpoche

    Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö is the founder and spiritual director of Dzokden. Rinpoche is the author of Unveiling Your Sacred Truth, The Great Middle Way: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness, A Happier Life, and The Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path.

    Rinpoche spent the first 20 years of his life herding yak and chanting mantras on the plateaus of Tibet. Inspired by the bodhisattvas, he left his family to study in a variety of monasteries under the guidance of over twenty-five masters in all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Due to his non-sectarian approach, he earned himself the title of Rimé (unbiased) Master and was identified as the reincarnation of the famous Kalachakra Master Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. While at the core of his teachings is the recognition that there is great value in the diversity of all spiritual traditions found in this world; he focuses on the Jonang-Shambhala tradition. Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings contain profound methods to harmonize our external environment with the inner world of body and mind, ultimately bringing about the golden age of peace and harmony (dzokden).

  • Rafa Lobsang Dorje
    Rafa Lobsang Dorje

    Rafa Lobsang Dorje (Rafael Nassif) started his contact with Buddhism in 2008, after practicing in other systems of spiritual practice in his homeland Brazil. In Europe, India and Tibet he had precious opportunities to receive teachings, transmissions and empowerments from masters from almost all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and from the Theravada Tradition as well, and took part in different group and solitary retreats. He was fortunate to met his precious Guru Jamphel Lodrö (Khentrul Rinpoche) in Austria in 2015, from whom he has been receiving a vast and profound wealth of Dharma, from the foundational subjects until the Kalachakra Vajra Yogas. Since 2016 he has been teaching Lu Jong (Tibetan Healing Yoga). In 2018 he received from Rinpoche authorization and encouragement to teach the Dharma. Recently he reduced his professional activities as a composer in order to serve the altruistic ideals of his Guru as a full-time volunteer. He serves the community a.o. as a translator, editor, and coordinator of translation groups, and as a retreat leader and program coordinator.