Event Details

  • January 4, 2021 to
    January 15, 2021
  • 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Free
  • Registration Requested, but not Required
  • Get Tickets


  • Online with Manjushri Dharma Center
  • 724 Forest Avenue (Online via Zoom and/or Facebook)
  • Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • http://manjushridharmacenter.org/

Event Description

A Virtual Public Talk with Khenpo Karten (Image by Miles McBreen)

“How to have a (Truly) Happy New Year” -- A Virtual Public Talk with Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on Friday, January 15th, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (PM Pacific Time)



Are you hoping to find purpose and meaning in the events of the past year, while living with greater peace and authenticity in the year to come? Spend an evening with Tibetan monk, scholar, and meditation master, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, who has distilled centuries of Buddhist wisdom to its essence in original poetic verse. With warmth and clarity, Rinpoche will draw on his decades of personal study and meditation practice to explain a selection of verses on the nature of happiness and methods to cultivate it.


Khenpo Karten Rinpoche is an accomplished teacher and practitioner of the Karma Kagyu Lineage and is also trained in the Nyingma Lineage of Buddhism. He was born in the beautiful mountains of the Himalayas of Tibet.

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

In 1996, Khenpo Karten left Tibet and traveled to Dharamsala, India to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He arrived in the United States in 2008, and taught in the Monterey Bay area for the first time in September of that year. After meeting a group of prospective students and seeing the hills of Big Sur which remind him of Tibet, he returned in 2009 to make the Monterey Bay his permanent home.

Since 2009 Rinpoche has established the Manjushri Dharma Center (MDC) in Pacific Grove, California, which has become his main teaching location and his home residence. With unflinching faith in the precious Buddha Dharma, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, now a U.S. citizen, bestows sacred teachings to thousands of people all over the world, with weekly teachings and events.


Registration is requested, but not required. Registration will allow participants to receive a reminder email two days prior to the event, and fifteen minutes ahead with the Zoom & Facebook links to join, so the links below will be close at hand.

To register, please visit EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-have-a-truly-happy-new-year-public-talk-wkhenpo-karten-rinpoche-tickets-134906156947 or visit our webpage at: http://manjushridharmacenter.org/event/how-to-have-a-truly-happy-new-year-a-virtual-public-talk/


Attendees are also invited to register for our virtual Annual Retreat beginning January 16th through January 18th, 2021 where Rinpoche will teach on The Instructions of Gampopa: Precious Garland of the Supreme Path.

More information about the retreat can be found on our webpage at: http://manjushridharmacenter.org/event/january-retreat-2021-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-online/2021-01-16/

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