Help Us Become a 501(c)(3) Religious Organization


Help our community of dedicated Buddhist practitioners increase peace and harmony in our world by making Jonang Kalachakra Tantra accessible in the USA.  The powerful detailed system of the Six Branched Yoga of the Kalachakra Tantra, allows practitioners to accomplish Buddhahood in one lifetime.  Unlike other systems of Highest Yoga Tantra, Kalachakra is very clear and detailed in the instructions on how to realize the ultimate nature of reality.


We are fundraising to cover our legal and accounting fees for the IRS filing. 

Dzokden is entirely 100% volunteer run.  Dzokden sponsors and facilitates our guru, Khentrul Rinpoche’s itinerary for our annual teachings and empowerments in the United States, organizes practices, prayer and ceremonial events, keeps the local sanghas connected, and ensures study materials are available to the community.

It has been operating, offering religious services exactly that of a non-profit church organization, but without all due benefits.

Benefits of non-profit Buddhist religious 501(c)(3) organization

1)  Tax exemptions (related to properties and lands, items used for religious purposes, sales of religious materials)
2)  Better legal structure to establish temples
3)  Hold congregations for prayers, meditation and religious rituals
4)  Be able to accept tax-exempt donations from all 50 states
5)  Eligible for land grants by the government
6)  Legal structure to host Rinpoche’s events (teachings, prayers, religious rituals, empowerments and initiations) in the USA
7)  And more…

We hired an an attorney who specializes in this area of law to help form the religious organization properly.  We are grateful for your help to bring Jonang Kalachakra teachings to the USA. 

Bring the complete Kalachakra path to the West for the first time.

Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodro Rinpoché is a non-sectarian, Jonang-Scholar and Rimé Vajra Master.  Khentrul Rinpoché noticed various masters have taken huge effort to give Kalachakra empowerments in the West, and foremost is his Holiness the Dalai Lama who has kindly bestowed the Kalachakra empowerment many times in the United States, yet there was no clear way for students to learn how to practice and realize the teachings, only the preliminary stages were taught by a few places, but no one taught the complete Kalachakra path to enlightenment.

Khentrul Rinpoché  has dedicated his life to teaching a clear step by step practice of the Kalachakra tantra to Western lay practitioners (non-monastic buddhist yogis).  He has written over 8 books in English on the subject. He is a trailblazer, undertaking tremendous effort to bring these teachings and empowerments to the West in English.

The Kalachakra tantra belongs to the Highest Yoga Tantra and contains the most subtle instructions on how to achieve Enlightenment in this very lifetime.  The Tibetan buddhist Jonang lineage is the only tradition that holds the Kalachakra Tantra completion stage teachings to attaining enlightenment, known as the 6 Vajra Yogas of Kalachakra. Most of the Jonang Vajra masters have never left their caves and monasteries in the Himalayas thus giving the impression that for quite a long period time, other lineages of Tibetan Buddhism believed perhaps the Jonang were extinct.

Your generous giving will help Dzokden flourish throughout the United States raining blessings for sentient beings to reach enlightenment.

Each of us has an extraordinary potential for love and compassion, capable of completely  transforming the way we experience our world.

Sarva Mangalam! May the Kalachakra Dharma and Jonang Lineage Flourish in the 3 Times and 10 Directions. May all beings everywhere come to realize the union of great immutable bliss and empty-form that is Kalachakra.