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Bliss Happens

Bliss Happens

An excerpt from a teaching called Awakening from Non-Recognition by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

There are so many amazing ways that you can practice. I’ve seen it again and again in the greatest practitioners, but only in the greatest, so we aspire to this. I think about stories I’ve heard about the Tibetan Bodhisattvas. For instance, during […]

Astrology for 10/24/2016

10/24/2016 Monday by Norma

The Moon is sweeping through the sign Leo, bringing happiness in its wake. Dress up in bright clothes and present yourself in style, appearance counts now. How you look advances your cause better than words. No picking up the paper or answering the door in your bathrobe! Indecision is […]

The Student-Teacher Relationship

The Student-Teacher Relationship

An excerpt from a teaching called Awakening from Non-Recognition by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

This relationship between the student and teacher absolutely depends on the connection between what appears to be two things. On the part of the teacher, the relationship requires the capability to express, display and communicate Dharma, and certainly the intention of Bodhicitta first […]

Astrology for 10/23/2016

10/23/2016 Sunday by Norma

This is a great day to bustle around contacting people, touching bases and catching up on neglected tasks. Let yourself be seen, be out and about and open to the possibility doing a good deed. A secret is revealed and encouragement can mark a turning point today. If you […]

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 been […]

Practicing Kindness and the Dharma Warrior - YouTube Video

A Heart that Yearns - Part VII

This is the final excerpt from a teaching on Compassion by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo.

I have listened to some of the teachings on Buddhist cosmology, and heard the prophecy that there will be a time when there is no Buddha in this world – no teaching, no help, and no light. When things will be so dark […]

A Heart that Yearns - Part VI

Excerpt from a teaching on Compassion by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Somehow you have found yourself in this fortunate, amazing position where this feast of possibility is laid before you. How did you come to this point? How is it possible that you have this option? You must have done something right in the past, and I […]

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay on Dharma in Degenerating Times – YouTube Video

The following video was filmed live at Kunzang Palyul Choling in Maryland. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay offers advice on the challenges of practicing Dharma during the degenerating times:

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:


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 – a crisp and clear […]

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 12 […]

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” by Vicki Mackenzi

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:



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