Events


Water Blessing Winter Solstice.

posted Nov 30, 2019, 6:06 PM by Khenpo Karten

All are invited to meet at Lover’s Point Beach in Pacific Grove on the Winter Solstice, 12/21, at 5:30 pm as Khenpo Karten Rinpoche conducts a blessing ritual to heal the environment, restore balance and harmony to the elements, and to request protection from the unseen world of spiritual beings called nagas who care for the waters. We will join Rinpoche in chanting a short prayer for outer and inner peace, scattering flower petals in the waters.

Guru Yoga Practice on Lhabab Duchen

posted Oct 27, 2019, 9:04 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated Nov 17, 2019, 4:06 PM ]

On Lhabab Duchen, the effects of all positive or negative actions are multipled 100 million times!
Lhabab Duchen is commemorates Buddha Shakyamuni's descend to earth from Trayatrimsa heaven after teaching 
dharma to his mother Mayadevi and all the gods for three months. 
Thus repaying the kindness of his mother Mayadevi by liberating her from cyclic existence.
Buddha returned to earth by a special triple ladder prepared by Viswakarma and this event 
is considered to be one of the eight great deeds of the Buddha.

WHEN November 19th 7pm to 9pm

WHERE 724 Forest Ave.Pacific Grove CA 
Manjushiri dharma center 

 WHAT Guru Yoga Practice on Lhabab Duchen
I pray to the precious guru:

Please grant your blessings that I may give up ego-clinging,
Please grant your blessings that contentment may arise in my being.
Please grant your blessings that non-dharmic thoughts may cease 
Please grant your blessings to realize my mind is unborn.
Please grant your blessings to pacify illusion on the spot. 
Please grant your blessings to realize all existence is dharmakaya.
Om Ah Guru Buddha Shasa Dhara Hung

Do join us on this occasion that happens only once a year!
Do not miss this rare merit multipying event !

Four Attachments ~ Words teaching

posted Oct 27, 2019, 2:57 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated Oct 27, 2019, 3:06 PM ]

Teaching by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on Parting from the Four Attachments ~ 
Words spoken by Manjushri to the Sakya Sachen Kunga Nyingpo 

“If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner.
If you are attached to samsara you do not have renunciation. 
If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta. 
If there is grasping, you do not have the view.”

WHEN
2019 Nov 16th, Saturday 
9am to 5am
WHERE 
724 Forest Ave.Pacific Grove CA 
Manjushiri dharma center  


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.

Dates:

Day 1: Saturday, September 21 
Day 2: Sunday, September 22 
Day 3: Monday, September 23
-----------BREAK--------------------
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.




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