Monday

Amitbha Practice on Monday!

posted Apr 29, 2012, 9:14 AM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 2, 2012, 11:00 AM by Pema Choephel ]

We look forward to our next Amitābha practice next Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940.

We suggest that you arrive early for some quiet meditation before we begin. All are welcome to join us; feel free to bring a friend to our Sangha.

We are fortunate to have David Molk translate for us this week, allowing Rinpoche to do more teaching. Rinpoche will share with us the first half of his "Nectar from the Heart," a special message to his students that he composed himself. This will be a very special session with our Dharma teacher. We are so happy to spend this time with him before he leaves for his other centers.

Please call me at the number below if you would like further information or have any questions about Rinpoche and his local teaching.
 

Teaching & Amitabha Practice on Monday

posted Apr 6, 2012, 8:53 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:40 PM by Pema Choephel ]

Dear Dharma Friends of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche,

We invite you to join us for our regular weekly Amitābha practice with Rinpoche next Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940. Rinpoche will offer a brief Dharma talk, to be translated from the Tibetan by David Molk. Thank you for providing this important service, David! Practice will also be enhanced with special music from pianist Michael Martinez.

Please arrive early for some quiet meditation before we begin. All are welcome to join us; feel free to bring a friend to our Sangha. 

Our next teaching is scheduled for next Friday, please mark your calendars! This will be the last in this series of public talks offered by Rinpoche before he leaves for India at the end of the month.

"Being in the Here and Now"
Friday, April 13, 7-9 p.m., at Pacific Coast Church

Please call me at the number below if you would like further information or have any questions about Rinpoche and his local teaching.
 
Tashi Delek, 

Heidi Feldman
831/372-7873

On behalf of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche

Amitabha practice with Rinpoche next Monday

posted Apr 1, 2012, 5:35 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:04 PM by Pema Choephel ]


We invite you to join us for our regular weekly Amitābha practice with
Rinpoche next Monday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave
St., Monterey, CA 93940. Please arrive early for some quiet meditation
before we begin. All are welcome to join us; feel free to bring a friend to
our Sangha.

Thank you to those who were able to came to last Friday's teaching, what a 
wonderful blessing! Please continue to help spreading the word about our Monday 
practice and all the other great things we have been up to. Our next teaching is coming
up soon, please mark your calendars!

*Being in the Here and Now*
Friday, April 13, 7-9 p.m., at Pacific Coast Church

For more details or to hear about plans for Rinpoche, please call me at the
number below.

Hope to see you all on Monday,

Stephanie Koehler
831.236.4542

--
Tashi Delek, 
On behalf of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche
www.KhenpoKarten.org

Amitbha practice on Monday,

posted Mar 24, 2012, 1:04 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:05 PM by Pema Choephel ]


Dear  Dharma Friends of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche,

We invite you to join us for our regular weekly Amitābha practice with
Rinpoche next Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave
St., Monterey, CA 93940. Please arrive early for some quiet meditation
before we begin. All are welcome to join us; feel free to bring a friend to
our Sangha.

Please continue to help spreading the word about our Monday practice and
all the other great things we have been up to. Our next teaching is coming
up next Friday, please mark your calendars! 

*Happiness in a Troubled World*
Friday, March 30, 7-9 p.m., at Pacific Coast Church, 522 Central Ave.,
Pacific Grove, CA

For more details or to hear about plans for Rinpoche, please call me at the
number below.

Hope to see you all on Monday,

Stephanie Koehler
831.236.4542

Monday amitabha practice with rinpoche,

posted Mar 10, 2012, 8:23 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:08 PM by Pema Choephel ]

Dear Dharm brother and sister of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche,


We invite you to join us for our regular weekly Amitābha practice with Rinpoche next Monday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940. Please arrive early for some quiet meditation before we begin. All are welcome to join us; feel free to bring a friend to our Sangha.

Thank you to those who joined us for today's TIBETAN UPRISING DAY and for the prayers of those who were unable to be there. Rinpoche has uploaded an album of pictures from the rally. Here is a link to his Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.3212760252005.141111.1656255912&type=1

You may still sign the petition to support the Tibetan people by clicking on the following link:
http://standupfortibet.org/enough/dk-speakup-petition-1/

A special THANK YOU goes to Gary Karnes for his enormous help in making the rally happen; he can be seen at many peace related rallies and is THE master community organizer!! You are the best Gary.

We are thrilled that more and more people are joining our sangha. Please continue to help spreading the word. Please also have a look at the upcoming teachings at the bottom of this email and mark your calendars! For more details or to hear about plans for Rinpoche, please call me at the number below. In case you should wonder why this note comes from me, not Heidi... she is out of town for a very well deserved vacation! Happy travels Heidi..

Hope to see you all on Monday,

Stephanie Koehler
831.236.4542

Tashi Delek,
On behalf of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche
www.KhenpoKarten.org

Dear Dharma brother and sister!

posted Mar 3, 2012, 3:52 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:11 PM by Pema Choephel ]

Dear Friends of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, 

We invite you to join us for our regular weekly Amitābha practice with
Rinpoche next Monday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave St.,
Monterey, CA 93940.  Please arrive early for some quiet meditation before
we begin. All are welcome to join us; feel free to bring a friend to our
Sangha.
Rinpoche will be joined by our expert translator David Molk to present a brief Dharma talk. Talented pianist Michael Martinez will accompany our prayers and chanting. It promises to be a very special evening of practice!
TIBETAN UPRISING DAY--MARCH 10. Following a request by Rinpoche, we are planning a special event to support his efforts to raise awareness about the increasing suppression in Tibet. Join us to say "ENOUGH" and become part of worldwide action in support of Tibetan Uprising Day, next Saturday, March 10, 12 noon to appr. 2 p.m. at Windows on the Bay in Monterey (Del Monte Blvd. at Lake Estero). Read about what many others are doing that day around the globe at http://standupfortibet.org/global-action/
We will have signs to carry and some "FREE TIBET" T-shirts. If you'd like, you can make your own signs or bring any other items that may help us get positive attention that day. Musical instruments like drums, flutes or? would be a great way to add some impact. Please help us get out the word about our rally to have other freedom-loving people join us. You can "like" the event on my Facebook or forward this part of the message to your contacts via e-mail. We will also try to get publicity in the local media even although our lead time is short. 
Master community organizer Gary Karnes has offered to help bring out the people and get out the message; thank you, Gary!
For more details about this event or any other plans for Rinpoche, please call me at the number below.
Hope to see you Monday and then on Saturday for Tibet Uprising Day.

Heidi Feldman

831/372-7873

Tashi Delek, 
On behalf of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche

Monday night Amitābha practice with Rinpoche!

posted Feb 25, 2012, 10:51 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:08 PM by Pema Choephel ]

dear Dharma brother and sister of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, 

We had a wonderful teaching with Rinpoche about the Four Noble Truths last night. More than 50 people joined us for this special evening. Welcome to all who have come for the first time to be with Rinpoche! The Four Noble Truths was the first of the historical Buddha's teachings and the basis for many other Buddhist lessons. If you are very new to Buddhism, or you have studied it for many years, it can affect your life in a very profound way. Below is the basic information about the Four Noble Truths, which Rinpoche explained in very good detail last night.
One of our Dharma members, Lynn Johnson, pointed out that we can get FREE PARKING near Wave St. Studios. Go to the Public City Garage at Foam and Prescott (maybe after 5 p.m.?) and show your local ID. This is good for all residents of Monterey County. Good news! No more meters! I haven't tried this but it was confirmed by another person last night. Thank you, Lynn.
We will meet for our regular Amitābha Practice this Monday night, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. at Wave St. Studios. 774 A Wave. St., Monterey. We would once again thank our gracious hosts at Wave St. Studios for hosting us for our Dharma practice. The studio looked amazing for the teaching last night, we feel so blessed to be able to meet in this magical space.
Our next Public Talk:
Happiness in a Troubled World
    Friday, March 30, 7-9 p.m., at Pacific Coast Church, 522 Central Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
    We asked how people found out about yesterday's teaching...newspaper ads, internet, friends? It turns out that most people came because their friends had told them about the event. Since we spent a lot of money on the newspaper ads, in the Monterey County Weekly and the Herald, we hope that for the next teaching, we can just tell our friends...it's cheaper and it works! So please spread the word, via direct contact, e-mail, Facebook, or? Pacific Coast Church, where we will have our next two teachings, has a lot of space...let's fill it up with all our friends who might benefit from Rinpoche's message. 

Here is information about the Four Noble Truths. You may want to spend some time contemplating this...whether you came to the teaching or not!
  • The First Noble Truth: 
Life is full of suffering. Dukkha usually is translated as suffering. In life, we have illness, poverty, disease, old age and death. We cannot keep what we like and cannot avoid what we do not like. If this is all we know we suffer.
  • The Second Noble Truth: 
There is a cause for suffering. The cause of suffering is desire and illusions that are the based on ignorance. Because of ignorance, wanting something leads to clumsy actions, which in turn lead to suffering. Wanting life, wanting death, wanting things, wanting pleasure - all lead to suffering.
  • The Third Noble Truth: 
There is a state of mind free from suffering. By stopping the cravings, the suffering is stopped.
  • The Fourth Noble Truth: 
           There is a way to end suffering. To end suffering we must end our cravings. 

This can be done through control of the mind, as well as other skills taught in Buddhism. Stay tuned for more information about these important skills with teachings from Khenpo Karten Rinpoche!

Heidi Feldman
Tashi Delek, 

dear Dharma brother and sister!

posted Feb 19, 2012, 1:04 AM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:08 PM by Pema Choephel ]


Dear Dharma brother and sister of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, 

We invite you to join us for Monday night 
Amitābha practice with Rinpoche on Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940.  Please arrive early for some quiet meditation before we begin. All are welcome to join us; feel free to bring a friend to our Sangha.

We would also like to you know about a special time with Rinpoche on Wed., Feb. 22, 2 p.m. for a commemoration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. Usually, this is an occasion of great joy, with special food, singing and dancing. This year, the Dalai Lama has requested that Tibetans around the world forgo all celebration, but instead gather quietly to pray and remember the many Tibetans who have died recently in the escalating struggle for freedom in their homeland. Rinpoche would like us to come together for this occasion and say the Amitābha prayer with him. Please consider joining us to show our support for him and his fellow Tibetans. 

The series of Public Talks to be offered by Rinpoche. 
David Molk will translate from the Tibetan. These talks will be meaningful to all who are interested in applying Buddhist wisdom to create a more meaningful life. Please invite your friends to join us, and take some flyers we'll bring on Monday to help us spread the word. All Public Talks are scheduled on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m.  I will send you a separate e-mail you can forward to your friends to invite them to join us. We are planning other publicity, including ads in the local papers and various calendar listings.  Also, please go to Rinpoche's Facebook (Khenpo Karten) where he has posted the flyer for the teachings. You can "like" them and "share" them to let your friends know about the teachings. Rinpoche loves social media, and I'm learning to like them! It would be great to get a good turn-out for these teachings.

Feb. 24        Four Noble Truths                          Wave Street Studio
March 30     Happiness in a Troubled World      Pacific Coast Church, Pacific Grove 
April 13       Being in the Here and Now            Pacific Coast Church, Pacific Grove

TAKING REFUGE: Rinpoche announced last week that he will offer refuge in the near future. Please sign up at Monday practice if you would like to take this step which will "help you open the door to Buddhism," according to Rinpoche. There is no extra time commitment required to take refuge, it's simply a brief ceremony with Rinpoche after repeating a vow to the Three Jewels--the Buddha, the Dharma (Buddhist teachings) and the Sangha (Buddhist community). Taking refuge is absolutely voluntary, but important if one intends to continue on the Buddhist path. Please feel free to ask any questions about taking refuge you may have at our next Monday night practice.

We appreciate the Wave Street Studio's generous offering of their space for our practice and for the first Public Talk, which will be streamed live to Rinpoche's students around the world. Check out the studio's other programs and facility at http://livenetworks.tv/
Please call my number below for further information. Hope to see you on Monday and again on Wednesday at Wave Street!


Heidi Feldman
Tashi Delek, 
On behalf of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche


Amitbha practice and teaching about Taking Refuge!

posted Feb 2, 2012, 9:59 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:29 PM by Pema Choephel ]

mama

Tashi Delek, dear Dharma Friends of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche,

We invite you to join us for another special evening with Rinpoche, on Monday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. for our weekly Amitābha practice, to be held at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940.  Please arrive early to settle in before we begin.
We are happy to announce that Rinpoche has decided to offer refuge to his students who wish to commit more seriously to their Buddhist practice. On Monday, we will take names of anyone who would like to take refuge with Rinpoche at a date soon to be announced. Rinpoche says that taking refuge is like "receiving the key to open the door to Buddhist practice." 
Taking refuge in the Three Jewels--the Buddha, the Dharma (Buddhist teachings) and the Sangha (Buddhist community)--is generally considered to make one officially a Buddhist. Rinpoche will explain in greater detail what it means to take refuge.  It is absolutely voluntary, but important if one intends to continue on the Buddhist path. It is very special to have access to a teacher who will offer refuge.
Our translator David Molk will once again assist in this special teaching.
All are welcome to join us; please feel free to bring a friend to our Sangha.
We appreciate the Wave Street Studio's generous offering of their space for our practice. Check out their other programs and facility at http://livenetworks.tv/
Please call my number below for further information. Hope to see you on Monday at Wave Street!


Heidi Feldman, 831/372-7873
Tashi Delek, 
On behalf of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche

dear dharma brothere and sister of Rinpoche

posted Jan 29, 2012, 9:44 AM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated May 1, 2012, 2:11 PM by Pema Choephel ]

dhar
Just a reminder about our practice tomorrow night, Monday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. for our weekly Amitābha practice, to be held at Wave St. Studios, 774 Wave St., Monterey, CA 93940.  Please arrive early to settle in before we begin.
Tomorrow night, Rinpoche's Dharma talk will focus on developing love and compassion, 
a goal for all Buddhist practitioners which will benefit all sentient beings. Our translator David Molk will once again assist in this special teaching.
All are welcome to join us; please feel free to bring a friend to our Sangha.
We appreciate the Wave Street Studio's generous offering of their space for our practice. Check out their other programs and facility at http://livenetworks.tv/
Please call my number below for further information. Hope to see you on Monday at Wave Street!

Heidi Feldman
Tashi Delek, 
On behalf of Khenpo Karten Rinpoche

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