Entering the Path of the Bodhisattvas

Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche returns to San Diego November 1-3 to offer a teaching on Bodhicitta, offer refuge and the Medicine Buddha Empowerment.

Karma Thegsum Chöling San Diego is very happy to announce the return of Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche to San Diego!  Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche is the Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra. He was ordained as a monk at the age of twelve in Tibet. In 1975 His Holiness the 16th Karmapa acknowledged Rinpoche’s attainment with the title Choje Lama (Superior Dharma Master). At the request of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Khenpo Rinpoche immigrated to the United States in 1976 to establish and guide the development of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the seat of His Holiness Karmapa in North America.

Rinpoche will offer a public talk on the Importance of Lineage and a weekend teaching on Bodhicitta. Rinpoche will also offer Buddhist Refuge and for those who take or have taken refuge, the Medicine Buddha Empowerment.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, November 1:  The Importance of Lineage – Free public talk
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, Solana Beach, CA

Rinpoche discusses the importance of Lineage to the transmission of Genuine Dharma, and hence to you and your practice, with a focus on the Karma Kagyu Lineage. Please join us for the free public talk.


Saturday,  November 2:  Entering the Path of the Bodhisattvas
Session one: 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Session two: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, Solana Beach, CA

To enter the path of Bodhisattvas, we must generate the enlightened attitude, or Bodhicitta. With this  most profound and important attitude, seeing that beings all around us are caught up in many kinds of confusion, suffering and difficulty, we have the spacious and courageous aspiration to work for the benefit of all these beings. –Dharma Paths, Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche


Sunday, November 3:
3:00 Pm – 5:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, Solana Beach, CA

Final Questions and Closing Remarks – Rinpoche’s closing remarks to the attendees, the Sangha and his students

Refuge Vow Ceremony – Taking Refuge is the first step on the Buddhist Path. It is conducted as a formal ceremony during which a person officially becomes a Buddhist. It occurs for most of us as a natural outgrowth of learning about Buddhism and reflecting on what the teachings really mean to us in light of our human condition. It represents our first turning away from our own suffering in the world, and turning toward a genuine spiritual path that can be of benefit not only to ourselves but to others as well.

Medicine Buddha Empowerment – (refuge required)   Medicine Buddha, the Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light, is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Commonly referred to as the “Medicine Buddha”, he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings.  The Medicine Buddha Empowerment is considered to be the most powerful blessing for healing, dispelling sickness and for awakening the innate healing wisdom that lies within every individual. The practice of the Medicine Buddha meditation (sadhana), and all the other ways of connecting to the blessings of the Medicine Buddha are much more effective when one has received the Medicine Buddha Empowerment


Friday evening public talk – Free
Saturday or Sunday only – $60.00 suggested donation for either single day
Both Saturday and Sunday – $108.00 suggested donation

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All events held at Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of San Dieguito, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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