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 Khyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche under the current leadership of Khyabje 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

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Palyul Changchub Dargyeling - Washington DC Area, is solely supported by the generosity of donors. PCD-DC cannot exist without donations. In order to maintain our regular meditation classes and to host the Rinpoches of Palyul, PCD-DC humbly requests that you consider making a donation

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

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

Email: palyuldc@gmail.com

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9/3/2019: We are most happy to announce the imminent visit of Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche to PCD-DC on September 27th through September 29th.  He will be teaching on the sadhana of Yumka Dechen Gyalmo.  The program schedule is:

Friday, Sept. 27:

·         7 p.m. to 9 p.m.– Teaching: Yumka, part 1

Saturday, Sept. 28:

·         10 a.m. – Teaching: Yumka, part 2

·         Noon – Break for lunch

·         2 p.m. – Teaching: Yumka, part 3

Sunday, Sept. 29:

·         10 a.m. – Rinpoche leads Discovering Meditation group

·         Noon – Sangha lunch with Rinpoche at Namaste restaurant

·         2 p.m. – Yumka sadhana with tsog

We received two pieces of joyful news from our sister Sangha, Palyul Dharma Center in New York City, who have been busy renovating their new practice place in Queens.  First, H. E. Khentrul Gyangkhang Rinpoche presides over the grand opening ceremony of their new location, and bestows empowerment the weekend of Dec. 7 & 8.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Second, Lopen Rapjee Wangchuk, who many of us know as Lama Rapjee, the Tsalung master at Palyul Summer Retreat, is appointed Resident Teacher of the New York center.  We hope to pay a visit to their new place in the near future and rejoice with them in establishing the Dharma in the City That Never Sleeps.

8/21/2019: As summer sizzlingly slips away, PCD-DC is implementing a revised program schedule in response to our recent membership survey.  Thanks to all of you who responded with your valuable feedback.  We Hear You!  Therefore, we are experimenting with combining our former “Discovering Meditation” and our “Intermediate Meditation” groups into a single 90-minute session called "Discovering Meditation and Ritual."  We begin at 10 a.m. and go until 11:30 am.  We'll meet at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in historic Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

6/11/2019: Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, and his devoted attendant Lama Jimi, boarded their flight to visit our sister Sangha, PCD—Ohio, where Rinpoche teaches for the next week.  Khen Rinpoche’s lucid teachings on Ladder to Akanishta last week gives us much to contemplate in the coming months. And, of course, the joyous-to-hear Yumka Dechen Gyalmo empowerment leaves us all with the glow of Rinpoche’s blessings.  May Khen Rinpoche and Lama Jimi travel safely as they carry on the desperately needed work of transmitting the Dharma to beautify this world!


Membership has its Benefits!

Audio recordings of "public talks" and "restricted teachings" are available for download to members of PCD-DC.

"Friends & Community of PCD-DC" (no-fee membership) will gain access to our collection of public talks. Go to the contact page to sign-up for the no-fee membership.

"Sponsors" (members who donate monthly) will gain access to all of the public talks as well as a special collection of restricted teachings such as the Ladder to Akanishta given by Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso and the commentary on the Rigdzin Dupa sadhana given by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay. Go to the membership page to become a sponsor of PCD-DC. You generosity is greatly apprciated!

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