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 Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche under the current leadership of Kyabje 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

Upcoming events

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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

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 5th at Yeshe's apartment

June's book is Ngondro Commentary by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche.

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We are very happy to announce the return of Lopon Damchoe Wangmo Rinpoche to PCD-DC on June 15-17th. Lopon is the first Western woman to complete the rigorous nine-year program in Buddhist studies at Namdroling Monastery in South India. Currently she studies for her doctorate degree at Harvard Divinity School.  Here is the schedule so far (subject to change):

Friday, June 15:
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Teaching: Introduction to Ngondro

Saturday, June 16:

  • 10 a.m. – Teaching: Refuge

  • Noon – Break for lunch

  • 2 p.m. – Teaching: Bodhicitta

Sunday, June 17:

  • 10 a.m. – Beginner Meditation (Shamatha)

  • 11:30 p.m. – Intermediate Meditation (Vipashyana)

  • 1 p.m. - Community lunch with Lopon -- Everyone welcome to join!

  • 2:30 p.m. – Shower of Blessings Tsog

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Membership has its Benefits!

   The audio recording from Sunday's session with Khenpo is available for download to members of PCD-DC.  Become a member today!

   This is the audio recording from Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche's visit to PCD-DC on April 1, 2018.  It is a traditional commentary on the Wheel of Analytical Meditation by the 19th century meditation master and celebrated scholar Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche. The Wheel has been used by PCD-DC as our study guide for the intermediate meditation classes. This teaching from Khenpo Norgay is an opportunity for students to receive these instructions from an official lineage holder of Mipham's wisdom.

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