Amitabha Puja and Meditation - Teaneck NJ, November 3rd, 1pm

posted Oct 16, 2019, 8:02 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 8:17 PM by Khenpo Karten ]

Amitabha Puja and Teaching by Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on Meditation

Date & Time:
Sunday, November 3, 2019  |  1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 210 Van Buskirk Road, Teaneck NJ 07666

Mindfulness - Friday, November 1st, 6pm, Astoria NY

posted Oct 16, 2019, 7:57 PM by Pema Choephel

Teaching by Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on Mindfulness Meditation.

Date & Time: Friday, November 1, 2019  |  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue: 36-46 37th Street, Astoria NY 11101

Suggested Donation$18

The Mind is King - Sunday, October 20th, 10am at the Center for Spiritual Awakening

posted Oct 15, 2019, 9:10 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 10:46 AM ]

Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will explain his Heart Advice #5:

Mind is the king, with power over all.
The body is the slave, whether of virtue or vice.
Not emphasizing ‘imitation virtue’ of body and speech
Always watch your mind! That is my heart advice.

Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 2019  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: 522 Center for Spiritual Awakening, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Heart Advice #10 - Thursday, October 24th, 7PM at Wave Street Studio

posted Oct 15, 2019, 9:03 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Oct 17, 2019, 11:11 AM by Khenpo Karten ]

Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will explain his Heart Advice #10:
When among many, watch your speecWhen staying alone, watch your mind, it is taught.
In all actions, again and again,
Check your body, speech, and mind. That is my heart advice.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Venue: Wave Street Studios, 774 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940

Amitabha Practice in Portland, OR - September 21-29, 2019

posted Sep 9, 2019, 1:02 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Sep 9, 2019, 1:03 PM ]

The Twelth Annual Dechen Shingdrub and Teaching at the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association in Portland, OR.


Day 1: Saturday, September 21 
Day 2: Sunday, September 22 
Day 3: Monday, September 23
Day 4: Friday, September 27 
Day 5: Saturday, September 28 and 
Day 6: Sunday, September 29 

Daily Schedule:
07:00 AM:    Sojong Dompa (གསོ་སྦྱོང་ངམ་བསྙེན་གནས་ཡན་ལག་བརྒྱད་ཀྱི་སྡོམ་པ།
07:30 AM:    Breakfast 
08:15 AM:    Dechen Shingdrub (བདེ་ཆེན་ཞིང་སྒྲུབས།)
10:00 AM:    Tea Break 
10:20 AM:    Dechen Shingdrub 
12:00 PM:    Lunch (vegetarian) 
01:00 PM:    Teaching & Meditation
02:30 PM:    Tea Break 
02:40 PM:    Teaching & Meditation
04:00 PM:    Q&A

Afternoon teaching will be based on ཀུན་བཟང་བླ་མའི་ཞལ་ལུང་ (Kunsang Lamay Shelung) by Dza Patrul Rinpoche. 

Please contact Gelek Gyatso la la if you wish to sponsor-cum-volunteer meal, sponsor Rinpoche's air ticket or pecha.

Amitabha Practice/Teaching in South India - July 10-16, 2019

posted May 25, 2019, 8:28 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 25, 2019, 8:37 AM ]

Rinpoche will be in South India for the Annual Amitabha Practice and Teaching at Kollegal Tibetan Settlement from July 10-16, 2019.

HH the Dalai Lama' birthday in Portland, OR - July 4-6, 2019

posted May 25, 2019, 7:49 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 25, 2019, 8:38 AM ]

As invited by the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association, Rinpoche will attend the West Coast Tibetan gathering in Portland, OR from July 4-6, 2019 to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 84th birthday.

Visit to the Land of Medicine Buddha - Sunday, June 23rd (morning)

posted May 25, 2019, 7:42 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 25, 2019, 8:56 AM ]

As invited by the Land of Medicine Buddha, Rinpoche will attend their annual festival on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in the morning. 

The Summer Solstice Blessing of the Waters - Friday, June 21st, 6:30 pm

posted May 25, 2019, 7:31 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 27, 2019, 9:42 PM ]

June 21 is the Summer Solstice, the first day of Summer. On this day, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and the Spiritual Director of the Manjushri Dharma Center in Pacific Grove, will offer a Water Blessing Ceremony at Lovers’ Point Beach.

The blessing will honor the earth’s elements as we join in chanting a prayer for the earth’s protection. This is a powerful and poignant way to gather in community in celebration of the longest daylight time of the year and the recognition of the start of a new season.

Participants are invited to share in a group prayer for peace and for the protection of this fragile planet.

Copies of the peace prayer will be available. You are encouraged to bring fresh flower petals to contribute to this beautiful and moving ceremony.

The event is free to all.

Four Dharma Seals at Wave Street Studio - Thursday, June 20th, 7-9 pm

posted May 25, 2019, 7:23 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 27, 2019, 9:44 PM ]

As Buddhism developed and spread throughout the world, many distinct lineages and philosophical schools emerged. While the various Buddhist traditions differ widely in their prayers and practices, they are all unified by a belief in the “Four Seals or Characteristics of Dharma”:
  1. Impermanence
  2. Emotions resulting in pain/suffering
  3. Emptiness or Selflessness
  4. Enlightenment that is beyond concepts
In this public talk, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, a very caring and compassionate teacher in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, will give a clear and accessible teaching on the meaning of the Four Seals and how to put an understanding of them into daily practice.

We invite you to take advantage of this special opportunity. Whether you are a Buddhist, curious about Buddhism, or have an interest in comparative religions, this program will be very insightful and beneficial.

Khenpo Karten Rinpoche was born in Nangchen, East Tibet, and received a traditional monastic education at several of Asia’s greatest Buddhist training centers. He suffered many hardships with the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Upon his escape to India, Rinpoche was subsequently authorized by the Dalai Lama to come to the West and teach the Dharma. Rinpoche has groups of students in Europe, Asia, and North America, and currently is the Spiritual Director at the Manjushri Dharma Center in Pacific Grove, CA.

Suggested donation: $20

All are welcome to attend regardless of ability to make a donation.

Thursday, June 20th
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Wave Street Studios
774 Wave Street, 

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