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

Thank you for your support! 

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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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.  This Sunday, Aug. 25, we are experimenting with combining our former “Discovering Meditation” and our “Intermediate Meditation” groups into a single 90-minute session.  We begin at 10 a.m., at our usual place, 316 Commerce Street, in historic Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

***Breaking news***   We are most happy to announce the imminent visit of Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche to PCD-DC on the last weekend in September.  Everyone please save that weekend and read our newsletter next week for more details. 

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!

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

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