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
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1/16/2020: Our Treasurer/board member Christine Lehmann is retiring on March 1. And so, we are putting out the call to our membership for anyone who can fill this position. Christine says she will be glad to train anyone who can volunteer to take her place. This position typically requires one or two hours per month. If you can help us, or if you would like more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You!
12/17/2019: H.E. Khenpo Sange Rangjung Rinpoche is teaching at our sister Dharma center, Kunzang Palyul Chöling, in Poolesville, Maryland, on Friday, Dec. 27. Khen Rinpoche is an accomplished master of Tibetan Buddhism, a professor of Buddhist studies, and founder and head-master of Ngagyur Nyingma Palyul Urgen Dorjee Chhöling Monastery, Lama School in Kathmandu, Nepal. CLICK HERE for more details about this important event.
10/30/2019: Congratulations to Geoff Edelmann who, by unanimous consent of the Board at a meeting on Sunday, accepts the position of president of the PCD-DC Board of Directors. Geoff replaces Yeshe Carbo, president since Jan. 2017. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to you both, Geoff and Yeshe, for your service to PCD-DC to help spread the Dharma for the benefit of all beings!
10/3/2019: With feelings of joyful inspiration from Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche’s profound teachings on Yumka Dechen Gyalmo—which he gave us this past weekend—we bid him farewell. Khenpo-la takes with him our fondest hopes for his safe travel and swift return.
Membership has its Benefits!
Audio recordings of "public talks" and "restricted teachings" and the Gurua Yoga Sadhana are available for download to members of PCD-DC on our "Member Portal" (seen in navigation menu by members only once you log-in).
"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!