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
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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.
9/3/2019: 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.
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!