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.
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
Temple is in Jeopardy
The Kunzang Palyul Choling Temple is in tenuous circumstances. As of March 1, the Temple will not be able to hold public events inside until renovations are completed. This severely limits activities and brings a stop to classes and the gift shop within the building. Further, the situation is such that the Temple could be completely closed if the necessary renovations are not completed in a reasonable period of time. We are still in the process of determining what that period is, however the situation is urgent. Read more about the situation and how you can help >>>
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
Visit Jetsunma’s Personal Blog ~ Tibetan Buddhist Altar.org
As practitioners, we are not always able to practice in a temple or with sangha. Jetsunma’s personal blog, Tibetan Buddhist Altar, offers access to a virtual altar and prayer or meditation space that is just a click of the mouse away.