Kalachakra, The Wheel of Time: Empowerment and One-Day Retreat in Toronto with Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Kalachakra tradition is among the most complex and advanced Vajrayana practices, a beautiful practice on a truly cosmic scale that “explores the nature of time and its relationship to every sentient being’s progress to full awakening.” [1]

Unlike other higher yoga practices in Tibetan Buddhism, thousands of people attend Kalachakra empowerments to simply receive the blessings. If the attendee doesn’t take on the commitment, it can be considered a very wonderful blessing — without any obligation. Tens of thousands of people attend the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra teachings, even though the majority will not be actively practicing the sadhana.

The Dalai Lama explains: “It is a way of planting a seed, and the seed will have karmic effect. One doesn’t need to be present at the Kalachakra ceremony in order to receive its benefits.” One reason it is considered acceptable for large crowds to attend the initiations is it is a practice considered vital in the current “degenerate age.” [2]


Zasep Tulku Rinpoche teaching at Gaden Choling on Ngondro, spoke at length about the healing benefits of Black Manjushri and Medicine Buddha.

Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, in Toronto during April 2016, will offer empowerments and teachings in Kalachakra April 16-17.


Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, in an interview with Buddha Weekly, reinforced this. “The Kalachakra Sahaja initiation can be taken as a blessing without commitment if you are a beginner in Buddhism.” [Interview here>>]

Saturday and Sunday April 16-17: Kalachakra Empowerment and Retreat in Toronto

This weekend, Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche will perform empowerment in Sahaja Kalachakra Lhanche in Toronto, Saturday 3pm at the East Minister United Church, 310 Danforth Avenue. For those who attend for the blessing, it is a wonderful opportunity. There are no prerequisites for attending.

For students who attend the empowerment and wish to undertake the practice of the actual Kalachakra sadhana, there will also be a one day retreat on Sunday, April 17th, at Gaden Choling Meditation Centre, 637 Christie Street (at St. Clair), led by Zasep Tulku Rinpoche.


Buddha-Weekly-Sahaj Kalachakra Lhanche Empowerment Gaden Choling-Buddhism


Saturday and Sunday April 23-24: Zasep Rinpoche teaches on Medicine Buddha and La Gug Inner Spirit Retrieval

The weekend of April 23-24, Venerable Zasep Rinpoche will lead a healing retreat in beautiful Owen Sound, Ontario — sponsored by Mindfulness Centre of Grey Bruce.

On Saturday April 23, Venerable Zasep Rinpoche will give teachings in Medicine Buddha practice and the four noble truths. On April 24, Rinpoche will give precious teachings on La Gug Inner Spirit Soul Retrieval and Healing Practice.

Both retreat days fun 10am to 5pm ($60 per day) and are at the Travelodge, 880 10th Street, E, Owen Sound.


Zasep Rinpoche "Healing Without Borders" Retreat in Owen Sound April 23 - 24, 2016.

Zasep Rinpoche “Healing Without Borders” Retreat in Owen Sound April 23 – 24, 2016.



[1] Event Poster Sahaja Kalachakra Lhanche Empowerment Gaden Choling Toronto

[2] Tibetan Buddhism from website of Wild Rose Dreamers Lodge 


Lee Kane

Author | Buddha Weekly

Lee Kane is the editor of Buddha Weekly, since 2007. His main focuses as a writer are mindfulness techniques, meditation, Dharma and Sutra commentaries, Buddhist practices, international perspectives and traditions, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Zen. He also covers various events.
Lee also contributes as a writer to various other online magazines and blogs.

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