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Update: Rinpoche’s flight arrived early and he is back, recuperating from his long travels now. We will let him rest now and we look forward to seeing him soon.

Original Post: After a three month trip to India, Singapore, and Malaysia where Rinpoche received teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was joyfully reunited with his family and friends, and where he taught Dharma to his students in these beautiful parts of the world, we are so happy to announce that our kind teacher, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, will return home on Sunday, April 8th, flying into San Francisco at roughly 10:00 AM.  The community is invited to gather at the Manjushri Dharma Center to welcome back our teacher with warmth and enthusiasm. We will line up upon his arrival and present katas: white, ceremonial scarves that are a sign of respect and symbolic blessings. Participants are encouraged to bring offerings such as flowers for the alter, fruits, vegetables, or healthy, homemade meals to stock Rinpoche’s refrigerator. (No sugary sweets please). Participants may also bring snacks for the community to enjoy while we await Rinpoche’s arrival, which will be sometime between noon and 1:30 PM approximately. Come enjoy visiting together and help to welcome home Rinpoche!

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