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 meets again on Wednesday, Feb 6th at Yeshe's house starting at 7:00

We'll be reading B. Alan Wallace’s Stilling the Mind.  In this book, Wallace introduces us to Dudjom Lingpa's Vajra Essence, one of the most cherished works of the Nyingma school.

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12/3/2018: Save the date!  Venerable Khenpo Kunsang Dechen Rinpoche will be visiting us on January 18 until January 20, 2019, giving lessons on The Heart Sutra.  Please register early to help us plan the event.

10/23/2018: Palyul Clear Light, the publishing branch of Palyul Ling International, recently distributed its Fall 2018 Newsletter.  It includes Heart Advice from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, a calendar of important events, and a lot more.

9/10/2018:   With folded hands, we extend our deepest thanks to Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, who continues to show us, with his conduct, his profound teachings, and his boundless compassion, what a true bodhisattva looks like.  May your life be long and may you continue your Dharma activities for many years to come! We are also very grateful to Lama Jigme whose boundless energy and good cheer makes everything that happens seem to spontaneously arise.

   Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all of you who helped make Rinpoche's visit this past week so successful.  And successful it was, whether measured by attendance, financial contributions or volunteer help.  We are also very happy that five PCD-DC members took refuge with Khen Rinpoche.  Thanks to Everyone!

Membership has its Benefits!

   Audio recordings from past teachings during special guest visits are available for download to members of PCD-DC.  Become a member today!

   Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche's recordings are from his commentary on Kunhyen  Jigme Lingpa's "Ladder to Akanishtha" on Sept 4-8, 2018 and his meditation class on Sep 9, 2018.

   Lopon Damchoe's recording is from her visit to PCD-DC on August 19, 2018.  She comments on the Wheel of Analytical Meditation by Mipham Rinpoche.

   Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche's recording is from his 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.

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6625 10th St. Unit C2, Alexandria VA 22307

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