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Amitabha Practice in Portland, OR - September 22-30, 2018

posted Sep 16, 2018, 5:54 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 5:56 PM ]

Please join us for the Eleventh Annual Dechen Shingdrub and Teaching with Ven. Khenpo Karten Rinpoche.

On site at the NWTCA Tibetan Community Center in Portland, OR

Day 1: Saturday, September 22nd 
Day 2: Sunday, September 23th 
Day 3: Monday, September 24th

Offsite at Mt. Adams Zen Buddhist Center in Trout Lake, WA

Day 4: Friday, September 28th 
Day 5: Saturday, September 29th and 
Day 6: Sunday, September 30th 

Cost of lodging is $25 (minimum) per person per night. Upgrades are available. 

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 ཐར་རྒྱན་རྣམ་གྲོལ་ལམ་བཟང། (Excellent Path of Freedom: The Jewel Ornament of Liberation) by Gampopa. 

Please contact Gelek Gyatso la or Pema Choephel la if you wish to sponsor a meal (breakfast $75, lunch $150), Rinpoche's air ticket ($405) or volunteer in the kitchen during Dechen Shingdrub at Bodkhang.

Ven. Chamtrul Rinpoche - Tuesday, August 21st

posted Jun 21, 2018, 12:03 PM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 1:44 PM ]

Manjushri Dharma Center is delighted to announce the visit of Venerable Chamtrul Rinpoche to the center from August 20-22, 2018. 

Programs on Tuesday, August 21st:
  • Morning - Riwo Sangchoe (Mountain Smoke Offering)
  • Evening - Teaching on Lodog Namshi (The Four Aspects that Change the Mind)
For information about Chamtrul Rinpoche, please visit http://www.chamtrul-rinpoche.com/


Choekhor Duechen - Monday, July 16, 6:30 - 8pm

posted Jun 21, 2018, 11:39 AM by Khenpo Karten

Monday, July 16th 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 recitation of Lives of Buddha (Jataka Tales) from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. 

Dalai Lama's Birthday - Friday, July 6, 2018

posted Jun 21, 2018, 11:35 AM by Khenpo Karten

Please join us to celebrate the 83rd birthday of H.H. the Dalai Lama on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 8:00 pm. A short prayer for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama followed by offering of scarves to his portrait and cake cutting.

Amitabha Puja and Teaching in South India - June 26-July 5, 2018

posted Jun 21, 2018, 11:20 AM by Khenpo Karten   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 11:31 AM ]

Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will visit South India from June 26 to July 10, 2018. Rinpoche will lead Amitabha Puja and give Phowa and other teachings at the Tibetan Settlement of Kollegal in South India from June 20-July 5, 2018. 

Summer Solstice Annual Water Blessing - Thursday, June 21st, 8pm

posted Jun 21, 2018, 11:13 AM by Khenpo Karten

The Summer Solstice Annual Blessing of the Waters, Thursday, June 21st, 8:00pm, 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.

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
8pm

Dharma Teaching
Friday, March 2, 2018
8pm

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 rachelmdc2016@gmail.com or 831-901-3156.

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