Welcome to Palyul Changchub Dargyeling D.C. Area

We are a non-profit organization of Vajrayana Buddhism in the Palyul lineage of the Nyingma tradition. We are one of a world-wide network of Dharma centers founded by the late Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche under the current leadership of Kyabje Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, the 12th throne holder of the Palyul lineage. We follow the guidance, advice and personal examples of His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, our Palyul Rinpoches, Teachers, Lamas and our Spiritual Director, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche

Upcoming events

All classes and events, unless otherwise noted, occur at:

A Center For Relationships - 316 Commerce Street - Alexandria, VA 22314

Email: palyuldc@gmail.com

The Book Club is on summer break while members are away at summer retreat

We will meet again in September at a date to be determined.  But, the book is, "The Lost Art of Compassion" by Lorne Ladner. 

The author will be in attendance!

Look at the "Events" page for more details.  

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7/2/2018:  The annual Palyul summer retreat begins next week. Since several PCD-DC board members will attend the retreat from July 10th through August 10th, we will offer a reduced class schedule during that time. In particular, we will  suspend the intermediate class at 11:30 AM and the regular 2 PM tsog practice, but will continue the beginner meditation class at 10 AM every Sunday. We hope you continue to participate in meditation.

   We would like to thank everyone who came out for the event with Lopon Damchoe Wangmo. The event was a great success and we look forward to another event with Lopon, potentially later in 2018. We are exploring options presently, including whether or not Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche will visit PCD-DC. Expect to hear from us as soon as we know details.

    PCD-DC operates exclusively through donations, we do not have an income stream other than what is donated during Sunday classes in our offering baskets, event registrations, and/or recurring monthly donations. As such the PCD-DC board attempts to tightly, and responsibly, budget in order to pay for our monthly operating expenses and to offer events with visiting teachers three times a year. The budget for the event with Lopon Damchoe was $2000. Unfortunately we did not raise that amount during the event and therefore we had to use the organization's savings in order to pay for the costs of the event. The impact of not raising the budgeted expenses during the event, and using the savings, is that it hinders our ability to host future events, especially if we continually run a deficit of event specific donations. With this in mind we humbly ask our community to consider making a donation to off-set the expenses for the event. Donations can be made on our website the link below. For more information regarding PCD-DC finances please email palyuldc@gmail.com

Membership has its Benefits!

   The audio recording from Sunday's session with Khenpo is available for download to members of PCD-DC.  Become a member today!

   This is the audio recording from Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche's visit to PCD-DC on April 1, 2018.  It is a traditional commentary on the Wheel of Analytical Meditation by the 19th century meditation master and celebrated scholar Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche. The Wheel has been used by PCD-DC as our study guide for the intermediate meditation classes. This teaching from Khenpo Norgay is an opportunity for students to receive these instructions from an official lineage holder of Mipham's wisdom.

PCD-DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


P.O. Box 771, Alexandria VA 22313

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