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.

Holiness' Reincarnation

Official Announcement of the Recognition of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s Reincarnation

It is a matter of great joy and pleasure to inform all the disciples and well-wishers of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche residing around the globe that our beloved root guru has been reborn in Tibet. READ MORE

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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  >>>

Online fundraising for Help Tibetan Buddhist Temple Remain Open to the Public

Participate in KPC Events Wherever You Are

You can participate in the regular Sunday class offered at 11 a.m. or Friday class at 7p.m. in Poolesville, Maryland. There is also a New to Buddhism class at 1p.m. on Sundays.  Check out our weekly webcast on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1p.m. East Coast Time.

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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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