Khenpo Karten Rinpoche’s Nepal Retreat: (Oct 31 – Dec 5, 2023)
On October 31st, Rinpoche will be flying to Nepal to go into a 1-month retreat, and will return to the Manjushri Dharma Center in Pacific Grove December 5, 2023.
UPDATE* This morning, we received a voice message from Rinpoche. He is in a relatively remote area and doesn’t get great reception, and is also on retreat so most likely away from too much technology. Anyways, he is doing very well. Here’s a recent message:
“Tashi Delek everyone. I wanted to give a quick update of my retreat. I am currently staying close to Boudhanath in Kathmandu, and have a beautiful view of the stupa from where I am staying. I just formally completed my retreat. Each day, I trekked to the cave where I do my practice and meditate. Because this cave is a popular pilgrimage, visited by Nepalis and many international tourists, it is quite busy during the day. Therefore, my routine is to arrive there around 4AM and meditate for a few hours until 8AM. I am very very happy and everything is good on the retreat. Fortunately, I am healthy, feeling strong and full of energy. I have also met many of my old friends and have also made many new friends here, both monks and lay people. Recently, I lit hundreds of butter lamps for my students and my Sangha and all sentient beings, who are always in my prayers and my heart. This week, I will meet with others and will also handle some business regarding publishing my new books. I will be back in California the first week of December for the upcoming teaching. My prayers and best wishes to all of you.”