With roots in the land of Tibet, and now America, Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub Choling (KPC) Buddhist temple was founded by American born H.E. Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo Rinpoche. She vowed to uphold the Palyul lineage within the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism under the guidance of His Holiness Pema Norbu (Penor) Rinpoche
Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub Chöling (KPC) — “Glorious Dharma Continent of Absolute Clear Light” — is a hub of compassionate activity with a mission to inspire people to improve the world and end suffering for the benefit of all beings.
Jetsunma was the first Western woman to be enthroned as a lineage holder in Tibetan Buddhism. KPC has been operating since 1985 and includes locations in the United States (Maryland and Sedona Arizona) and Australia. Buddhist teachings and empowerments (spiritual transmissions) are offered by Jetsunma and other teachers for all levels of the Buddhist path. KPC centers provide ongoing study, practice and practical ways to apply Buddhism as a beneficial way of life. All are welcome.
KPC is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) is a Buddhist Temple in the Nyingma Tradition, founded by H.E. Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo Rinpoche under the guidance of H.H. Penor Rinpoche. KPC is a Bronze-level Guide Star Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency through sharing information. KPC is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Federal Tax ID # 52-1501476. All donations are fully tax-deductible.