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A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path: A Three-Day Virtual Retreat with Khenpo Karten Rinpoche & Guests

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM


The Instructions of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path
A Three-Day Virtual Retreat with Khenpo Karten Rinpoche
& Guest Teachers Lama Leshe Zangpo and Thich Minh Tinh (Thay Kozen)
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, January 16-18, 2021
10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm Pacific Time
Online via Zoom--Registration Required
Donation requested at $10.00 per session, $50.00 for entire retreat
No one turned away for lack of funds

About the Retreat

Spend three days with Tibetan monk, scholar, and meditation master, Khenpo Karten Rinpoche as he teaches on The Instructions of Gampopa: A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path, written by the Venerable Gampopa Sonam Rinchen. With warmth and clarity, Rinpoche will draw on his decades of personal study and meditation practice to explain the nature of happiness and methods to cultivate it. Attendees will receive the oral transmission of the text, as well as extensive teachings on one of the masterworks in the Buddhist tradition. In Precious Garland of the Supreme Path, Gampopa lays out 28 lists, each containing key oral instructions on all levels of the path to Enlightenment--succinct points for right actions and intentions. The text includes many inspiring and poetic descriptions of the ultimate nature of mind and reality. Time will be made during each day for the chanted prayer practice of Amitabha Buddha (the Buddha of Infinite Light), and on Saturday and Sunday morning, we will enjoy special guest teachings from the Venerable Lama Leshe Zangpo and the Venerable Thich Minh Tinh (Thay Kozen). Additionally, Rinpoche will give all attendees the opportunity to renew the Bodhisattva vow (a promise to practice love and compassion), and to pray for peace in the coming year. Teachings will be in Tibetan and English (with English interpretation/translation). A preliminary schedule and more details are below. More information on the website: http://manjushridharmacenter.org/event/january-retreat-2021-precious-garland-of-the-supreme-path-online/2021-01-16/

Preliminary Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021

Session One: 10:00am-12:00pm PT: Oral Transmission, Amitabha Practice & Dharma Teaching from the Venerable Leshe Zangpo on the Four Causes for Rebirth in Sukavatti.
Session Two: 2:00pm-4:00pm PT: Oral Transmission & Teachings on A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path from Khenpo Karten Rinpoche


Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

Session Three: 10:00am-12:00pm PT: Amitabha Practice & Dharma Teaching from the Venerable Thich Minh Tinh (Thay Kozen). "I would like to tell the story of the beautiful Metta Sutra and the wonder filled life living the Brahmavihāra. Metta (loving kindness ) opens our hearts to living a kind and caring life; as we learn to let go of anxiety, stress, anger, ignorance and desire," says Ven. Kozen.
Session Four: 2:00pm-4:00pm PT: Teachings on A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path from Khenpo Karten Rinpoche


Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

Session Five: 10:00am-12:00pm PT: Amitabha Practice, Bodhisattva Vows, Butter Lamp Prayer & Conclusion of Teachings

Registration, Donation, and Zoom Participation
Step one: REGISTER via EventBrite. Click the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-precious-garland-3-day-virtual-retreat-with-khenpo-karten-rinpoche-registration-134445667611
Step two: Donate--This is a fundraiser for the Manjushri Dharma Center, so your generosity in giving $10.00 per session or $50.00 for the retreat is appreciated. If you can give an additional amount to pay for those who cannot donate at this time, that would be greatly appreciated. If you cannot donate at this time, please know there is no shame in that, and you are still welcome to join all sessions. You will indicate any amount comfortable for you to complete registration. All donations are tax deductible.
Step three: Zoom link--Once you are registered, you

Cost: Donations on a sliding scale from $1.00 to $50.00 requested for this annual fundraising event.

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