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On Tuesday, November 28th at 12:45pm at the Campbell Heritage Theater, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche will participate in the Naturalization Oath Ceremony, the final important step in his becoming a U.S.Citizen.    We learned that only a small group (6 people) can join the Naturalization Oath Ceremony, but the larger Sangha is invited to celebrate in two main ways:

  • Join a Celebratory U.S. Citizenship Dinner, Tuesday, November 28th at 7:30pm at Ambrosia India Bistro in Downtown Monterey
    • On the evening of the Naturalization Oath Ceremony, the community is invited to gather at Ambrosia India Bistro (565 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940) to celebrate this joyful occasion.   Ambrosia offers a wide variety including vegan/gluten free options, and is quite affordable.  We will “go Dutch,” spitting the final bill equally between all attendees (cash or credit cards can be used).   Please RSVP to Rachel C (rachelMDC2016@gmail.com) to help us finalize the numbers for the restaurant.
  • Join a Celebratory U.S. Citizenship Party, Saturday, December 16th at 5:30pm at the Manjushri Dharma Center
    • On Saturday, December 16th at 5:30pm the community is invited to gather at the Manjushri Dharma Center (724 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950) to celebrate together.   This is a “Lucky Pot” (pot-luck) party, so if possible, please bring a main dish, side dish, snack, fruit, or dessert.   Flowers, candles, and offerings for Rinpoche are also welcome.   Volunteers will provide plates, bowls, cutlery, serving utensils, lemon-mint water, tea and coffee.   A generous volunteer will bring a small American flag cake.  No RSVP is needed for this party, but if you would like to ask questions, make suggestions, or coordinate Lucky Pot offerings, you may contact Rachel C (rachelMDC2016@gmail.com).

If neither of those dates work for you to celebrate, a third option is to come the Manjushri Dharma Center at 10am on the morning of Tuesday, November 28th, to see off Rinpoche and the small group of students.   We hope to see you at the celebrations!

 

 

 

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