Kalki King Empowerment & Retreat with Khentrul Rinpoche

We are incredibly fortunate that Rinpoche will reveal this mind terma and bestow for the first time the First Kalki King Empowerment in the Kalachakra Kalapa Center. This is a rare opportunity for establishing a direct connection with the Kalkis. Rinpoche will also give an introductory teaching and a Q&A session after the empowerment. The sessions after the empowerment will be guided by his senior students. 

About the Kalki Kings of Shambhala
The Kalki Kings are the Dharma Kings of the Sublime Realm of Shambhala who were able to skillfully unite their entire realm through the Kalachakra teachings. Their effort went much more beyond only alleviating biased differences like races, conflicting religious approaches, classes etc. They helped propagate and make the Kalachakra teachings in such a way, that their realm transformed into a pure Bodhisattva realm, happy and peaceful, where spiritual practice flourishes. Differently from wordly kings which are focused on protecting and expanding their territories, the Kalkis are Kings of the dharma, bodhisattva beings who manifest as great leaders out of their compassion and wisdom.

“In general we say that the Kalki Kings are inseparable from the 8 great bodhisattvas and the 10 wrathful dakas. They are incredibly powerful. For me, the Shambhala kings are much more special because of their particular connection with our own world. The bodhisattvas and dakas possess a subtle body form, like a body of a being of the god realm, and so, only some individuals can connect with them. But the Shambhala Kings and Kalkis appeared in Shambhala as human beings, so that many people could benefit through connecting with them. And, of course, they manifest themselves not as an ordinary human being, but as an exceptional, extraordinary human being.

I have been dedicating myself intensively to prepare for this empowerment. I feel a strong connection with the Kalkis and I have no doubt that they are the greatest hope of our world for the manifestation of the Second Golden Age of Peace and Harmony.” (Khentrul Rinpoche)

Special Saka Dawa Blessings
On the special day of Saka Dawa recognizing the birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana of Shakyamuni, Rinpoche will make offerings and consecrate the land for it to bring about the Golden Age of Peace and Harmony. Participants can raise prayer flags and celebrate with a Kalachakra Tsok on this merit multiplying day of 300 million.

There are no prerequisites at all. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners. If you want to prepare yourself,  you can do the online course Introduction to the Ngöndro available at our learning center. If you are already practicing dharma, you may benefit from the oral commentaries Rinpoche gave about his Shambhala prayers; they can be accessed in his official Youtube Channel. For knowing more about Shambhala and the Kalki Kings, we suggest the book The Realm of Shambhalaby Rinpoche.

Tenative Schedule
Friday June 10th, Thursday: Arrival of in-person participants in the afternoon from 2pm
Friday 10th Introductory Public Teaching:
The Kalki Kings of Shambhala and the Manifestation of Peace & Harmony in our own Planet
11th Saturday: First Kalki King EMPOWERMENT
12th – 13th  Shambhala Practice & Golden Age Aspirations, Practice Sessions + Q&A with Rinpoche
14th: Saka Dawa flag raising and blessing of the land for the Retreat center to manifest the Golden age on this 300 Million Merit Multiplying Day
June 15 – Departure after breakfast
Translations Offered for the Teaching
English with translations available. 

If you are an in-person participant and need live translation, you must provide your own internet connection and bring earphones to listen to the teachings through your mobile or tablet in the gompa. Space for notebooks may not be possible. Unfortunately we can not share our WLAN or WIFI for participants because the translators need it as well.

A note for those attending in-person: if you are a translator who is joining the retreat also in-person, please let us know in advance so that we can reserve a space for you to translate during the teachings. You will need your own data plan with streaming data. Space is limited to circa 4 translators in total. You will not be able to be in the Gompa during the event. We recommend instead that if there are multiple translators for your language, a different person is able to come in person for various retreats.

Except for the last practice sessions on Monday, which will not be transmitted online, all the teachings and the practice retreat on the weekend 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. As usual, empowerment and oral transmission must be attended live and are not recorded.
Food and Accomodation Options
The food is provided 3x a day and is vegetarian. If you have any medical food allergies that we should be aware of please email office@suchandra.org to let us know.
On-Site Accomodations
The Residential Retreat fee includes three vegetarian meals and accommodation at the wonderful Kalachakra Kalapa Center on the Austrian mountains. Please inform us in advance about allergies and food intolerances and other important health and mental conditions. We are able to offer different male and female dormitory spaces from 3 to 8 participants in each room. It is also possible to camp in the region around the stupa inside the Retreat Center. As we wish to host as many students as possible and offer everyone the opportunity to meet Rinpoche in-person, for this retreat it is not possible to reserve an individual room inside the retreat center.

For those who wish to enjoy the wooded nature, to camp on site, please bring your own tent. You can reserve a camping spot in the check out. All accomodations include 3 meals a day. Enjoy the on-site yoga room with evening classes offered as scheduled throughout the retreat. 

Please note:
Parking in the area of Kalapa is very limited. If you are staying with us for the whole retreat, we encourage you to drop off then find a space to park at a distance to help day travellers reach the site.
Off-Site Accomodations
If you need an individual room for you, there are many options of sleeping places in the near of the retreat center, in the Garanas region, as well as in the town Bad Schwanberg which offer different levels of accomodation which you can search for and book it yourself. We can help you find a place in case you do not speak German (write to office@suchandra.org)
For those attending in-person, we will also offer optional supplementary practice in the evening guided by Rinpoches’ students who are qualified yoga teachers.

Covid Requirements
The accommodation will be under the Covid-19 regulations of the Austrian Government. We will inform here all the details about the regulations closer to the event. The Suchandra Institute reserves the right to change the dates and to cancel the in-person participation due to Covid issues.  You can find the current Austrian government regulations here.
Getting to Kalapa
Kalachakra Kalapa Center
Garanas 41
8541 Bad Schwanberg

Nearest airport is in Graz, Austria.
How to get to us:
By train:
Starting point is Graz main train station (IC and EC station). From there, take the S6 or S61 S-Bahn in the direction of Wies-Eibiswald, about an hour to the Schwanberg station. timetable information

From the Schwanberg train station (bus stop 41-076-Prague Bad Schwanberg train station) to the retreat center, it is possible to take a shared taxi (for more information: Regio Mobil ) directly to the Kalachakra Kalapa Center with bus stop 41-080-Buddhist Center . The taxi must be ordered at least one hour in advance. For journeys on Sundays and public holidays, order by 5 p.m. the day before!

To order: +43 (0)50 16 17 18
for one passenger: €6.00
for two passengers: €10.00 (total)
for three passengers: €15.00 (total)
for four passengers: €20.00 (total)
For multiple orders for the same time sent a taxi for the trip together

By car:
From the Graz-West motorway junction (A2/A9) on the A2 in the direction of Klagenfurt/Italy to the Lieboch exit. Continue on federal road 76 in the direction of Eibiswald. After approx. 30 km you will reach Schwanberg. At the end of the main square in Schwanberg, turn left in the direction of Garanas, after the bridge, turn right in the direction of Garanas and follow the signs “Kalachakra Kalapa Center”, uphill for approx. 8 km, to the center.

Offerings to Rinpoche
Beyond the empowerments, Khentrul Rinpoche has kindly agreed to give teaching sessions and to support the retreat leaders which will guide the practice sessions. If you wish to show your generosity to Rinpoche’s precious teachings and to his immense efforts, you can do it in-person at the end of the retreat or, if you are attending online, offer Dana for Rinpoche on the Dzokden website here.

Book Event

In-Person Only: Program Fee, Shared Room and Board 275 Euros

This includes the full program, a bunk bed in a shared room and 3 meals a day for the duration of the event. If you need additional days to come early or leave later email office@suchandra.org and we will work with you to arrange the additional days. Each additional day is a fee of 30 Euros.

Available Tickets: 23
The In-Person Only: Program Fee, Shared Room and Board ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
In-Person Only: Program Fee, Tent Spot and Board 200 Euros

This includes the full program, a place to set up your own tent and 3 a day meals for the duration of the event. If you need additional days to come early or leave later email office@suchandra.org and we will work with you to arrange the additional days. Each additional day is a fee of 15 Euros.

Available Tickets: 14
The In-Person Only: Program Fee, Tent Spot and Board ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
In-Person Only: Program Fee + Day Pass 175 Euros

This includes the full program and meals while you are on site. This is for people finding their own accomodations in the area. If you need help email office@suchandra.org and we may be able to put you in touch with places to stay.

Available Tickets: 40
The In-Person Only: Program Fee + Day Pass ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


Jun 10 - 14 2022


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Kalachakra Kalapa Center
Garanas 41, 8541 Bad Schwanberg, Austria


Suchandra Institute
+43 676 395 8898


  • 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).

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