About Us

Dzokden Shambhala Retreat Center in Victoria, Australia

Meaning of Our Name Shambhala

The sublime realm of Shambhala is a tantric Bodhisattva Pureland of perfect peace and harmony filled with yogic practitoners. This realm of one vajra family is ruled by compasionate warrior Kalki Kings who have been prophesized to help transform our world away from material and religious extremism into a loving, caring world of tolerance and wellbeing. 

This vision is everybody’s wish, everybody’s dream. But people don’t know how to make their dreams manifest. Perfect peace and harmony are everybody’s wishes. There’s no question mark. Everybody’s longing for true peace, the greatest happiness. Then you have the opportunity to see more deeply. Deeper means your Buddha nature, which means the perfection within yourself.

Meet Our Team

Spiritual Director 

Shar Khentrul Jamphel Lodrö Rinpoche is a Rimé and Jonang Kalachakra Master of Tibetan Buddhism. Inspired by the Kalki Kings of Shambhala, through his organisation, Dzokden, Khentrul Rinpoche works towards the second Golden Age of peace on our earth by transmitting the Kalachakra teachings in every area of the globe. He has authored over 20 books on Shambhala, Kalachakra and Vajrayana Buddhism. His most recent book, published by Shambhala Publications, is titled The Realm of Shambhala. His forthcoming book, The Path of Desire, is currently available in Tibetan and will be published in more languages next year.

We are a Dzokden Center

Dzokden is working to transform the world into a Golden age of Peace and Harmony. We create compassion based commuities globally through the spiritual direction of Khentrul Rinpoche.