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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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!
6/3/2019: Special Notice to all of our members: Please be advised, PCD is taking a hiatus from our regular activities after July 7. Many of our volunteers are attending the Palyul Summer Retreat (see entry below), leaving us understaffed. Our weekly announcement also may skip an occasional week or two during that same time period. But fear not! Our programs resume with renewed vigor soon after retreat ends on Aug. 10. We have no doubt that all our members will diligently continue their practice. And it could be—with auspicious conditions—we’ll meet at retreat!
The 22nd annual Palyul Summer Retreat is now accepting registrations. Retreat administrators are sending this news message to all who are interested. This extraordinary international gathering of Palyul teachers and students is not to be missed. The full retreat is from July 10 to Aug. 10; however, registration is available on a daily basis to fit your schedule. For more information, and to download a registration form, CLICK HERE.
5/24/2019: We are very pleased to announce that Khenchen will be visiting us June 4-10, 2019. Stay tuned for more details. Please consider making a contribution to help cover expenses.
4/1/2019: Palyul Clear Light, the publishing branch of Palyul Ling International, is distributing its Spring 2019 Newsletter. In it you will find Heart Advice from His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche, a calendar of important events, and much more. To view this newsletter in your browser CLICK HERE.
2/20/2019: Exciting news that helps sustain PCD-DC into the future. We changed our payment system so that we now accept credit cards for donations and event registration. Soon, we will be able to accept contributions onsite via Square. We cannot exist without your assistance. We rely on your generous donations to help us meet our expenses and provide for the wonderful teachers that visit us from time to time. Please consider being a regular contributor or make a one-time donation.
1/23/2019: Ven. Khenpo Kunsang Dechen Rinpoche’s teachings on the Heart Sutra last weekend were, shall we say, enlightening. Khen Rinpoche, in his first visit to PCD-DC, made fast friends with us all. His warmhearted good humor and profound understanding filled us with joy and inspiration. With our strong wish that we again may be blessed by his guidance in the future, we bid farewell to Khen Rinpoche as he leaves for our sister Sangha in Florida, Palyul Pensacola. May you travel safely, Rinpoche!
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!