Welcome to Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC), offering a place of spiritual refuge, a worldwide organization linked through the internet, and a movement dedicated to keeping compassion alive in the world. Founded by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo (Alyce Zeoli) in the tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism, KPC also represents a significant step for feminine leadership in the modern world of the Dharma.

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A Message from Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, Spiritual Director of Kunzang Palyul Choling, to Montgomery County Law Enforcement :

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Temple Renovation Project

The 24-hour Prayer Room is open again!  We have other good news to share regarding the ongoing Temple Renovation Project!  Read More  >>>

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Who is Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The Buddhist world was surprised to learn in 1987 that an American woman named Alyce Zeoli (born in Brooklyn in 1949) had been formally recognized as a tulku, or intentional reincarnation. She was given the name “Ahkon Norbu Lhamo.”  Read more about Jetsunma here >>>

Power of Prayer

In the Prayer Room at KPC, a network of large and unusual crystals holds, amplifies, and broadcasts the spiritual energy of the 24 Hour Prayer Vigil (on-going at KPC since 1985). What if that very energy – of love, disciplined commitment, and longing for the freedom of all beings from suffering – could enhance your own spiritual practice? Read more

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