What do we do?
Establishing a Golden Age of Peace
The Golden Age Buddhist Foundation of South Africa NPC has as its goals to establish, promote and practice Buddhist Kalachakra Tantra. The Foundation is primarily guided by the teachings of Khentrul Rinpoche.
The members of the Foundation meet on a regular basis to meditate together, practice Kalachakra Tantra in the form of various Sadhanas, and discuss the teachings.
Anyone interested in Buddhism can attend and become a member of the Foundation should they so wish.
The Foundation also undertakes charitable work for which donations are accepted.
Join a Practice and Discussion Session
Members of the public and those interested in Budhhism are invited to attend our regular meetings. We meet every second and fourth Sunday of the month starting promptly at 08h30 with our session. It lasts at most 90 minutes. Click here to see the Facebook events page for our next meeting.
Shar Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö
Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoche was originally born in the mountain ranges of the Golok region of Tibet. After taking full ordination, he studied and practiced with more than 25 teachers from all of the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions, earning himself the title of “Rimé Master”. He was later officially recognised as the second reincarnation of the great master Lama Ngawang Chözin Gyatso. When he was chosen to be a teacher (khenpo) of the prestigious Tsangwa Monastery in Dzamthang, Rinpoche chose to renounce his position though in favor of dedicating himself to strict practice. After a time in retreat, he came to India to continue his practices and make pilgrimage to Buddhism’s most sacred sites. It was here that Rinpoche met His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama supported Rinpoche’s plans to travel to the West and to spread the teachings of the Kalachakra Tantra. In 2003, Rinpoche moved to Australia and founded the Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute. Since then, Rinpoche has written and translated a number of books to guide students in the practice of the Kalachakra Path as presented by the Jonang-Shambhala lineage. While his main focus has been on the Kalachakra system, Rinpoche emphasises a non-sectarian approach helping his students draw from the vast wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Khentrul Rinpoche came to South Africa for the first time in 2017 to do the very first Kalachakra empowerment in the country. He returned in 2018 for a teaching tour. He will be back in the country in 2019 and will visit Pretoria and Cape Town and will possibly do more empowerments.