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.

DOMORE24-2015TWODo More 24. Thank you for your Generosity.

Thank you so much for your generosity on June 4! Through your kind support, KPC raised over $15,500 during the Do More 24 Campaign in just 24 hours.

Your direct contributions came to $14,048 with 164 unique gifts. KPC also won an additional $1,500 in cash prizes for the greatest number of donations during the “Midnight Madness” hour of 11:00pm to 11:59 pm!

Your contribution makes it possible for KPC to continue to provide:  an unceasing 24-hour prayer vigil for world peace in a meditation room open to people of all faiths; compassionate care for over 50 birds at our life-long sanctuary, the Garuda Aviary; and a Peace Park with miles of trails within a wildlife habitat.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the United Way of the National Capital Area, which coordinated this event to help participating nonprofits raise a total of over one million dollars.


Once again, a huge thank you for your wonderful support to help provide a place of prayer, meditation and teaching for tens of thousands of people 365 days a year.

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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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