Events


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, 
Monterey

Saga Dawa Full Moon Day - Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:30 pm

posted May 25, 2019, 7:15 AM by Pema Choephel

Please join us to observe Saga Dawa Full Moon Day to celebrate Buddha's birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana with Amitabha Tsok Offering and recitation of Sangye Kyi Todpa (Praise to Buddha) and Zangchö Mönlam (
Aspiration to Good Actions).

Date: Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:30 pm





Four Dharmas of Gampopa and Silent Meditation - June 8, 2019

posted May 25, 2019, 6:56 AM by Pema Choephel

Teaching by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa and silent meditation during the breaks.


Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm







Heart Sutra Silent Retreat - March 22-24, 2019

posted Feb 15, 2019, 9:31 PM by Pema Choephel

The Manjushri Dharma Center is pleased to host a three-day retreat at the beautiful Sambosa Three Jewels temple in Carmel Valley. Venerable Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, Manjushri Dharma Center's resident lama, will give instructions on The Heart Sutra, one of the most precious teachings in all of Buddhism. The retreat will also include daily chanted prayers of Amitabha Buddha (the Buddha of Infinite Light) and the opportunity to receive or renew Bodhisattva vows (vows to help others and reduce harm). Rinpoche has requested that this be a silent retreat, which means trying to limit any talking to essential communications only. In advance of the retreat, Rinpoche has requested that, if you are able, please read "Essence of the Heart Sutra", by His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Wisdom Publications, 2002.

Retreat: Heart Sutra Silent Retreat

Date:
Friday to Sunday, March 22-24, 2019

Location: Carmel Sambosa Three Jewels Temple, 28110 Robinson Canyon Road, Carmel, CA

Donations requested:
$100-430, Scholarships available

Tibetan Uprising Commemoration - Sunday, March 10

posted Feb 15, 2019, 9:22 PM by Pema Choephel

March 10, 2019 marks 60 years since the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. Join Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, local Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher, as well as supporters of the Tibetan community to speak out against aggression and cultural oppression, part of a world-wide day of protests known as Tibetan Uprising Day. May all cultures and peoples live together in harmony and peace.


Date and Time: Sunday, March 10, 2019; 4:30-6:30pm PST

Location: Windows on the Bay, Monterey, CA



Winter Solstice Blessing of the Waters - Friday, Dec. 21st, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

posted Dec 19, 2018, 9:19 PM by Khenpo Karten

Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will offer a Water Blessing Ceremony on the occasion of the Winter Solstice, Friday December 21, 2018, from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Lovers Point beach in Pacific Grove. The blessing will honor all the earth’s elements as Rinpoche will chant to pray for their protection. This is a powerful and poignant way to gather in community and to celebrate the shortest day of the year. Participants are invited to offer a group prayer with candles to welcome back the light. Prayer copies and candles will be provided. The event is free to all. Participants are encouraged to bring flower petals to contribute to this beautiful and moving ceremony. We hope you can make it!

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