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American Dharma – The Prayer Vigil

Kunzang Palyul Choling has maintained a 24 hour Prayer Vigil since 1985. In this video Jetsunma describes how engaging in the Prayer Vigil is a way to stand up against the suffering in the world today. Making that commitment and dedicating the effort to bringing an end to war, or peace to beings, is a […]

Astrology for 4/18/2015

4/18/2015 Saturday by Norma

Fun continues but the risk of being troubled is less today, except in scams of the heart. There’s a tendency to hear what you want to hear and to be bewitched by pretty words. All you really have to do is say “Let me think about it,” to any proposal and […]

Calling the Lama From Afar

Calling the Lama From Afar

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Experiencing the Hook of Compassion”

In our tradition, in preliminary practice, we practice this “Calling the Lama from Afar,” and it’s a haunting practice. It will bring tears to one’s eyes if one practices it with a full heart and really […]

Astrology for 4/17/2015

4/17/2015 Friday by Norma

Men are hard charging but the real action involves emotional satisfaction and the female principle today. “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!” goes a stadium chant and you’ll gladly sing along and second the motion. Good will is all-pervasive, but it’s still important to look both ways […]

How Keeping Commitments Fuels the Path

The following is an excerpt from a teaching given by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay at Kunzang Palyul Choling. In this excerpt Khenpo Norgay discusses how rare the opportunity to practice is, and how holding the vows assists practitioners in accomplishing both their own benefit and the benefit of others:

 

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KPC Hosts 1st Annual “Pet Day!”

A Great Time Was Had By All Creatures Great And Small

This past Saturday, October 26 was KPC’s first Love Your Pet Day, a family-friendly pet fair. Designed as a fundraiser for KPC’s ongoing renovation project, it was a resounding success, raising over $1100 to benefit the project.

The weather was beautiful – […]

KPC Participates in “Clergy Without Borders”

The “Clergy Without Borders” bus rolled up to the Unitarian Universality Church in Rockville at 4:20pm on Sunday – just about on schedule – for a rally in Montgomery County. Clergy Without Borders” is an interfaith effort that acknowledges diversity and seeks to raise consciousness of peace and unity in Maryland. A bus of […]

Practicing Kindness and the Dharma Warrior – YouTube Video

Kunzang Palyul Choling: NEWS

The following YouTube video was prepared in response to recent challenges faced by Kunzang Palyul Choling Buddhist Temple:

If you would like to help support the restoration of all activities KPC has offered to the community please click here.

Learn more about Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) in this excerpt from “Reborn in the West” […]

Help Save This Sacred Space: YouTube Video Khenpo Tenzin Norgay

The following is a YouTube video extracted from a teaching given by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay today at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

 

 

See KPC’s website for more information and how you can HELP!

Dharma in Degenerate Times: YouTube Video by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay

The following YouTube teaching was recorded live at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland:

Wonderful News! KPC is Open 24/7

KPC has wonderful news! In a meeting with the Interfaith Advocate from Montgomery County, we were informed that we can open our doors, that visitors can come and go, taking advantage of the many blessings the temple has come to offer. The Prayer Room will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a […]

Averting Negativity: Lama Nyima Rinpoche at KPC (video)

The following is a full length video teaching by Lama Nyima Rinpoche at Kunzang Palyul Choling:

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24th Anniversary of the Enthronement of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The lowing of the conch shell sounded from various points on the temple grounds like a soft foghorn. It overlaid the patter of hammers as stupa construction continued. Sometimes the sound wavered and spluttered out, and Jetsunma would laugh, lowering the conch. She was practicing for the enthronement ceremony the following day and had […]

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