Dharma Teaching Malaysia

posted Mar 7, 2018, 6:24 AM by Khenpo Karten

Upcoming Teachings by Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche in Malaysia

 Date & Time    Topic Location
 March 10, 8pm Shamatha and Vipasana Ipoh
 March 8, 8pm Love and Compassion Cameron Highlands 
 March 12, 8pm  The Four Dharmas of Gampopa  Gongyasi Lamaysia Center 

Teaching & Puja by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche - March 1-2

posted Feb 27, 2018, 9:08 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 9:09 PM ]

Teaching and Puja by Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche.

Tara Puja - Lamp Offering
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dharma Teaching
Friday, March 2, 2018

Karma Druzin Ling Dharma Center
No. 13, Jalan Hang Tuah 4/2, Taman Muhibbah
86000 Kluang, Johor

Singapore: Transforming Adversity into Awakening - Feb 11th, 7pm

posted Feb 8, 2018, 7:32 AM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated Feb 8, 2018, 7:37 AM ]

Teaching: Medicine for the Mind Training: Instructions on using Sufferings and Obstacles for Mental Development

Date: 11 February 2018

Time: 7-9 PM

Venue: Kagyu Monlam Association
            New Office, 6B 3rd Floor
            Lorong 7, Geylang, Singapore 388790

About Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche:

Khenpo Karten Rinpoche was born in the beautiful Himalaya in 1964. At the age of twelve, he was ordained at Ja-pa monastery, where he began his formal education of reading, writing and ritual practice. At the age of fifteen having completed the basic studies, he furthered his studies in the Sutra and Tantric texts under the accomplished master Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and Pema Tsewang Rinpoche for eight years. Subsequently Khenpo Karten Rinpoche went to the hermitage of anther accomplished teacher, Sangye Tenzin Rinpoche and completed five years of retreat under the great master. In the retreat he completed the practices of the Naropa's six yoga, Mahamudra and many others.

In recognition of his achievements, Sangye Tenzin Ringpoche bestowed upon him the title, Khenpo Karma Lekshe Tharchin in 1994.

In 1996, he left Tibet and traveled to Dharamsala, India to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Upon His Holiness' advice, he spent another two years doing retreat. H.H Dalai Lama also recognizing his achievement, bestowed upon him the title Khenpo Rinpoche. After his retreat, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche was requested by H.E Tai Situ Rinpoche to go to the monastery of Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche, to teach the young monks there.

With unflinching faith in the precious Buddha Dharma, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche strongly believes that Buddhists must practice the dharma with a clear understanding and Buddhist teachers must be properly trained.

Since 2002, Rinpoche pays visit and bestows Amitabha teachings from thousands of people in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, Taiwan, Nepal, India and the United States.

Purification & Meditation Retreat - Saturday, September 23

posted Aug 12, 2017, 1:01 PM by Pema Choephel

One Day Retreat:  Purification & Meditation
Saturday, September 23

10:00am to 5:00pm
Grace Sanctuary, Carmel Valley

Suggested donation:  $30.00

Registration required

Venerable Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will lead a one day retreat including a morning purification practice called a Fire Puja and an afternoon teaching on The Nine Instructions for Concentration Meditation.  A Fire Puja is a powerful purification practice to help eliminate negativities and promote healing, restoration, and long-life.   Rinpoche will lead us in prayers of healing for ourselves, our world, and especially for the land, creatures, and people affected by the recent Soberanes fire.   The afternoon will focus on Shamatha meditation, or that of quieting the mind.   In this instruction, Rinpoche explains how we can develop various stages of concentration within our meditation.   It will be a day of healing and contemplation at a beautiful retreat space in Carmel Valley.    The address will be sent to participants upon registration.  Participants are encouraged to wear white clothing to support the intention of purification, but this is not a requirement.   Participants are encouraged to eat a vegetarian diet on this day, but again this is voluntary.  A donation of $30.00 is suggested, which will include a simple, healthy lunch and all printed materials. 

For questions contact:  Rachel C. at or 831-901-3156.

How to Change Bad Habits - August 19, 11:15 am

posted Aug 12, 2017, 12:54 PM by Pema Choephel

All of us have habits of mind that we struggle to curb. How can we train our mind in healthy habits and positive motivations? Join us on Saturday, August 19th after regular meditation practice (which runs from 10:00am to 11:00am) for a public talk by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on How to Change Bad Habits.

Rinpoche wrote about the topic: “At its best, mind is that which proceeds to the city of Liberation. At its worst, however, mind is that which throws us into the swamp of samsara. Mind is like a crazed elephant, so strive in methods to control the mind.”

Free event, but donations welcome.

Amitabha Puja and Teaching in Portland, OR - September 9-17

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:58 AM by Pema Choephel

Tenth Annual Amitabha Puja and Teachings by Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche to the Tibetan Community of Portland, OR and Southwest Washington. The first three days will be the Tibetan Community Center of the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association and the last three days will be at the Mt. Adams Zen Buddhist Temple in Trout Lake, WA.

Day 1: Saturday, September 9th
Day 2: Sunday, September 10th 
Day 3: Monday, September 11th 
Day 4: Friday, September 15th
Day 5: Saturday, September 16th
Day 6: Sunday, September 17th

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

Teachings will be based on:

  • Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Je Tsongkhapa Chenpo
  • The Five-Fold Path of Mahamudra

Public Talk: Four Nobel Truths - Thursday, July 27, 6:30 pm

posted Jul 24, 2017, 1:21 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 1:21 PM ]

Thursday, July 27th is Choekhor Duechen (aka Drukpa Tseshi). It was on this day, more than 2600 years ago, Buddha Shakyamuni rose from meditation upon request by Brahma and turned the First Wheel of Dharma by teaching the Four Nobel Truths at Deer Park in Sarnath, Varanasi.

Please join us to observe this important Buddhist holiday with a public talk by Rinpoche on Four Nobel Truths from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. 

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.

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