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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 ]

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
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