A Brief History of MDC
Khenpo Karten Rinpoche arrived in the United States in 2008. He taught in the Monterey Bay area for the first time in September of that year. He returned in 2009 and after meeting a group of prospective students, decided to make his home here. Since then, Rinpoche has established his permanent Buddhist facility, Manjushri Dharma Center, in the town of Pacific Grove. This has become his main teaching location and residence in the U.S.
The Center offers weekly programs and daylong retreats, hosts Buddhist teachers from all around the world, and provides spiritual services to the surrounding community. The Center’s members have grown into a caring Sangha of Buddhist practitioners. Rinpoche invites all to visit and participate!