Events


Public Talk: Using Suffering and Obstacles for Mental Development - Saturday, June 24th, 11:15 am

posted Jun 14, 2017, 10:50 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 11:01 AM ]

Suffering actually has many good qualities. For instance, experiencing suffering yourself can cause you to have more compassion for others. When you experience suffering it uses up your bad karma. It can cause you to renounce the suffering of samsara and develop a sincere wish for Liberation. It makes you want to avoid creating bad karma. It stops you from being arrogant. Suffering can have all these positive effects and more.

Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will give a public talk on transforming suffering into mental development on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Manjushri Dharma Center, 724 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA.. It will begin at 11:15 AM after the meditation practice. 

Summer Solstice Annual Water Blessing - Wednesday, June 21st, 7pm

posted Jun 14, 2017, 10:48 AM by Pema Choephel

The Summer Solstice Annual Blessing of the Waters, Wednesday, June 21st, 7:00pm, at Lover's Point Park, Pacific Grove. This beautiful ceremony invokes the purity and well being of the oceans and tributaries, the purity and well being of the other elements of the Earth, and world peace. As part of the ceremony we make an offering of flowers at the beach.

Thargyen Certificate Ceremony, Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

posted Jun 8, 2017, 9:12 PM by Pema Choephel

We completed initial study of The Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings, by the venerable Gampopa (1074-1153 C.E., depicted in thangka above ),  also known as the Thargyen.   Practitioners are asked to complete a one to two page written reflection of the Thargyen to be turned in (anonymously, no names required) to Rinpoche at our certificate ceremony on Wednesday, June 14th.  We will recite the prayers of Milarepa and recognize those who completed listening, meditating and contemplation of this comprehensive work.

Saga Dawa - Friday, June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

posted Jun 8, 2017, 9:11 PM by Pema Choephel

Saka Dawa/Saga Dawa observations take place in the fourth Tibetan month, honoring Buddha Shakyamuni’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. From May 26 to June 24, 2017, the planets and stars converge to make things especially auspicious, therefore, positive actions can be multiplied 100,000 times. This is a rare and important period, so practitioners are encouraged to practice Dharma and positive actions as much as possible during this time, and to refrain from harmful actions with extra mindfulness. Most holy of all is the full moon day of Saga Dawa, the 15th day of the Tibetan month, which will fall on Friday, June 9th.  

Please join us for an Amitabha Tsog Offering Puja to observe this auspicious occasion.   Attendees are requested to bring tsog offerings like flowers, fruits, biscuits, cheese/crackers, nuts, etc.  We will arrange a beautiful offering of food and flowers for the Guru, Three Jewels, Assembly of Heroes and Heroines, and we partake in the offerings to honor the divine within.  It is a beautiful practice to accumulate merit and purify obscurations.   Prayers will be provided and all are welcome!

Developing the Supreme Good Heart - Wednesday, May 31st, 7pm

posted May 15, 2017, 10:43 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 17, 2017, 4:20 PM ]

WHAT:
Free Dharma Talk by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WHERE: Messiah Baptist Church, 80 Legion Parkway, Brockton, MA

Developing the Supreme Good Heart - Tuesday, May 30th, 7pm

posted May 15, 2017, 10:36 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 17, 2017, 4:21 PM ]

WHAT: Free Dharma Talk by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on "Developing the Supreme Good Heart"

WHEN: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE: First Parish in Plymouth

Bardo in New Jersey - Saturday, May 27th, 11am

posted May 15, 2017, 10:33 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 17, 2017, 4:17 PM ]

WHAT:
Teaching by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on Bardo

WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

WHERE: 82 Euclid Ave., Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Love & Compassion in New York - May 24th, 7pm

posted May 15, 2017, 10:30 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated May 17, 2017, 4:35 PM by Khenpo Karten ]

WHAT:
Teaching by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on Love & Compassion

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WHERE: Kabbalah Center, 16 W 17th St. New York,10011

Phone: (212) 644-0025
Email: newyork@kabbalah.com
Website: newyork.kabbalah.com

Celebrate Tibetan Culture May 7 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

posted Apr 19, 2017, 9:53 PM by Pema Choephel

Join the Manjushri Dharma Center on Sunday, May 7th as we participate in a parade and share Tibetan culture at the third annual Language Capitol of the World Festival.
This will also be an opportunity to introduce more people to Tibetan culture, to our center, and to Khenpo Karten Rinpoche at our booth in Custom House Plaza.

Please join us for the parade and Tibetan cultural booth!  Volunteers wanted!

Booth set up:  9:30 AM
Parade on Alvarado:  10:30 AM
Booth open:  11:00-6:00 PM
Booth break down:  6:00-6:30 PM

Call for Volunteers:  If you can spare some time, we can use your help for setting up and staffing the booth.  To volunteer at the booth or join in the parade, contact Jim Hamilton at ApneaDiving@gmail.com
General Info:  For general questions and information, contact Steffanie Hochulli at littledog202@gmail.com

This is a fun opportunity to be together as a Sangha and share Tibetan cultural information with the public!  Hope you can join us!



http://manjushridharmacenter.org/event/celebrate-tibetan-culture/

Developing the Supreme Good Heart - April 8 @ 11:15 am

posted Apr 7, 2017, 11:25 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 11:28 AM ]

Public Talk: Developing the Supreme Good Heart

April 8 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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