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Non-Stop Compassionate Action at KPC is Fueled by Ongoing Prayers and YOU!

DoMore24|

Non-Stop Compassionate Action at KPC is Fueled by Ongoing Prayers and YOU! In the spirit of DoMore24, we invite you to take a look at all the compassionate activities here at KPC, which are all dedicated to bringing an end to suffering for all beings. We hope you will

Khenpo Karze Teaching Series – Now on Wednesdays

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

Khenpo Karze Teaching Series - Now on Wednesdays! Khenpo Karze is offering a Dharma banquet of regular teachings at KPC. He is knowledgeable, cheerful, open and delighted to engage with westerners, offering his wisdom from years of study at Namdroling in India. He is interested in all of Jetsunma’s

Register for Khenpo Karze Regular Teachings at KPC

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

Register for Khenpo Karze's Regular Teachings at KPC Khenpo Karze is offering regular monthly teachings at KPC. These can be attended in person at KPC, or if that’s not possible, on zoom. Please register for March 16th, March 27th and March 30th by following the link below.

Khenpo Karze Schedules Regular Teachings at KPC

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

Khenpo Karze Schedules Regular Teachings at KPC We joyfully announce that Khenpo Karze will offer a Dharma banquet of regular teachings at KPC. These can be attended in person in the Prayer Room at KPC Maryland, or on zoom, if that’s not possible. Beginning March 16th, Khenpo will offer

Khenpo Tenzin Karze to Teach this Saturday -2.16.24

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

Khenpo Tenzin Karze Will Teach This Saturday 2.16.24 With Jetsunma's blessing, Khenpo Tenzin Karze will give a teaching this Saturday, February 17th at 7pm ET on Daily Practice, Accumulating, and Purifying. Join us in the KPC Maryland Prayer Room or on Zoom. All are welcome. Register for Teaching

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Teaches in Sedona

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

Khenpo Norgay Teaches in Sedona Venerable Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche had a wonderful, joyful visit to Sedona, Arizona over New Years weekend On Saturday afternoon, Khenpo Norgay Rinpoche gave a teaching on the meaning and purpose of the Riwo Sang Chöd, or Mountain Smoke

H.H. Penor Rinpoche Teaching on Pride

Buddhist Quotes, More About Buddhism|

H.H. Penor Rinpoche Teaching on Pride ”It's important to get rid of all arrogance and become humble, noble, and free of pride about your practice and accomplishments. You might have certain experiences and realizations that you would like to tell others about, but there is nothing special about such

Buddhist Relief Holiday Drive – It’s Not Too Late

Buddhist Relief News|

Buddhist Relief Holiday Drive - It's Not Too Late We’re busy gathering and sorting toys for our partners. In addition to toys, Buddhist Relief is providing warm clothing and holiday food to the Upcounty Hub, WUMCO Help, IROC & First Baptist Church of Silver Spring. Celebrate with

24-hour Prayer Vigil – Living Proof of Compassion in Action

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Prayer Practices|

24-hour Prayer Vigil Living Proof of Compassion in Action On April 18, 1985, Jetsunma and her students began a 24-Hour Prayer Vigil for World Peace. Continuing unbroken to the present day, the Prayer Vigil, which takes place in the Prayer Room at Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC), in Poolesville,

A Weekend in Sedona, AZ with Ven. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

A Weekend in Sedona, AZ with Ven. Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche Saturday, December 30, 3pm The Purpose and Meaning of the Riwo Sangchöd Practice, with Venerable Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche Sedonya Conscious Living Center, 120 Deer Trail Drive Sedona, AZ, www.sedonya.org $30 registration to attend Register Here

It’s Giving Tuesday!

Special Events, Year-End Fundraising Drive|

It's Giving Tuesday Today! Generosity is a heart-opening practice. You'll quickly discover that when you give, your heart opens even more. KPC has many ongoing activities and efforts that help the community and all sentient beings. Some of which include our 65- acre Peace Park and wildlife sanctuary with

Thanksgiving Food & Clothing Distribution

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter|

Thanksgiving Food & Clothing Distribution On the Monday before Thanksgiving, volunteers from KPC Buddhist Relief joined staff from the Upcounty Hub along with dozens of community members to provide 500 Thanksgiving dinners to families facing food insecurity. Buddhist Relief contributed the pies, and we are very grateful

KPC Will Soon Welcome Khenpo Tenzin Yeshi

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

KPC Will Soon Welcome Khenpo Tenzin Yeshi We are excitedly anticipating the arrival of Khenpo Tenzin Yeshi to be the resident Khenpo at KPC. H.E. Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche selected Khenpo Tenzin after receiving Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo’s request for a full-time teacher here. Khenpo Tenzin Yeshi came

Buddhist Giving Gardens Fall of 2023

Gardening Education, KPC E-Newsletter|

Buddhist Giving Gardens Fall of 2023 As we work our way toward this year's end of year fundraising goal for $100,000 to support KPC's general fund…things have gotten off to a slow start. Just under $300 was raised as of writing this update, which prompted an immediate donation by

The Peace Park is Better Than Ever

KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

The Peace Park is Better Than Ever! If you haven’t yet walked the renovated Peace Park trails, well….don't wait any longer!!! Why?  The first thing you will see when entering the Park is a glistening 13 foot high statue of Guru Rinpoche surrounded by a flagstone courtyard with benches,

Amitabha and Chenrezig Empowerments and Teachings with Khenpo Tenzin Norgay

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

Amitabha and Chenrezig Empowerments and Teachings with Khenpo Tenzin Norgay At the request of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, Khenpo Tenzin Norgay has agreed to come to KPC Maryland to give teachings and empowerments on two central deities in Vajrayana Buddhism - Amitabha and Chenrezig. For those new to Vajrayana, the

Compassionate Intentions from Kunzang Palyul Choling

KPC E-Newsletter|

Compassionate Intentions from Kunzang Palyul Choling Did you know that everything you see and experience at Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) is due to the generosity of our donors? Because of you, KPC has been able to thrive for the past 38+ years. As we look forward to 2024, we

A Wonderful Evening to Benefit Beings

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter|

A Wonderful Evening to Benefit Beings Benefit Concert for KPC and Buddhist Relief Enjoyed By One and All Thank you to all who supported the Born I concert held on September 30. We are delighted to announce that we raised over $3450 for KPC and Buddhist Relief, which

Honoring All Indigenous People

Sedona Amitabha Stupa News|

Honoring All Indigenous People Today is Indigenous Peoples Day! We honor the histories, cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peoples. KPC resides on Manahoac and Piscataway land in what is now known as Montgomery County, Maryland. May we honor and uphold this sacred land as we continue to learn

Come Enjoy a Benefit Concert This Saturday

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter, Special Events|

We Still Have Tickets! Born I Benefit Concert Saturday 9/30 from 5-7pm It’s not too late to support KPC Buddhist Relief at a benefit concert Saturday, September 30 from 5 - 7 PM. The concert will be held on the front lawn of the KPC Buddhist Temple, located

Generosity, Compassion and Community

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter, Special Events|

Generosity, Compassion and Community Born I Benefit Concert Saturday 9/30 from 5-7pm We would like to warmly invite you to attend a benefit concert on Saturday Sept. 30 from 5PM to 7PM to support both KPC and Buddhist Relief. Headlined by rapper and meditation teacher Ofosu Jones-Quartey aka

Happy Birthday to H.H. Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

More About Buddhism, Special Events|

Happy Birthday to H.H. Karma Kuchen Rinpoche We wish His Holiness the 5th Karma Kuchen Rinpoche a very Happy Birthday! May he have a long, healthy life and may all his aspirations be accomplished! His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and His Holiness

How a Daily Box of Food Inspired a Food Pantry

Buddhist Relief News, Upcounty Hub|

How a Daily Box of Food Inspired a Food Pantry It Began with One Box One box of food from Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and KPC Buddhist Relief (KPC-BR) was delivered to the Upcounty Hub without fail, every day for over a year. It would always be filled with

From Then to Now – Stunning Landscape at Guru Rinpoche Site

KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

From Then to Now Stunning Landscape at Guru Rinpoche Site THEN It began with a beautifully made and consecrated statue of Guru Rinpoche, which has been in an area cleaned of weeds but on uneven and poorly draining dirt grounds. And then construction began

Over 1 Ton of Food Delivered to the Upcounty Hub Last Friday!

Buddhist Relief News, Upcounty Hub|

Over 1 Ton of Food Delivered to the Upcounty Hub Last Friday! With pandemic SNAP benefits no longer available and the rising cost of food, families often need to decide between paying for healthcare, or electricity, or food. No one should have to choose amongst

What’s Inside the Amitabha Stupa?

Sedona Amitabha Stupa News|

What's Inside the Amitabha Stupa? Stupa Master Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche led ceremonies to create the most fortuitous conditions for the building and empowerment of the Amitabha Stupa in Sedona, AZ. The first ceremony he conducted was to honor the land and its spiritual caretakers. He used a ritual text

Born I Benefit Concert at KPC – FAQs

KPC E-Newsletter, Special Events|

Born I Benefit Concert at KPC - FAQs Saturday, September 30, 2023 5pm  All are welcome! Join Born I for an evening of traditional Tibetan Buddhist prayer, a singing bowl sound bath meditation, and a journey through the lyrical music that focuses on spirituality and positivity. Born I

The Last Push to Landscape Guru Rinpoche

KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

Guru Rinpoche Landscaping Comes to Life! Have you seen the landscaping progress at the Guru Rinpoche site; the stunning stone work  including the stone seat/wall surrounding the statue and the beautiful flagstone patio in front? Master Landscaper Paul Turska, along with other master craftsmen are carefully creating a space

Meet KPC’s Goats Helping to Restore the Land

KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

Meet KPC's Goats Helping to Restore the Land Meet the four young KPC Nigerian Dwarf Goats: Fay, Emma, Zena and Ringo. Spend some relaxing time in the forest with them at @KunzangPalyulCholing Come along for a few minutes, and enjoy their company. These sweet little baby goats are

Guru Rinpoche Landscaping Comes to Life!

KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

Guru Rinpoche Landscaping Comes to Life! A week ago, Wednesday was an incredible day at the Guru Rinpoche statue. For a while, it was touch and go. Everyone came early. There were two concrete trucks with full staff, both for pumping, and also the full landscaping staff. Everyone was

Help Us Help Them

Buddhist Relief News, IROC-Immigrant & Refugee Outreach Center|

Help Us Help Them Imagine your family being forced to flee your home and relocate to a new country due to poverty, war, famine, violence, persecution or other terrible suffering and arriving with little more than the clothes on your backs. You might not know anyone or even

Berry Picking Walk in KPC’s Peace Park

Buddhist Relief News, KPC-Maryland Peace Park, Special Events|

Berry Picking Walk in KPC's Peace Park Buddhist Relief is dedicated to eliminating hunger, not only through supplying food donations, but through providing educational opportunities for those interested in learning to grow and forage their own food. This can be fun! This Sunday, July 16th, bring the kids

Beginner Friendly Chicken of the Woods

Buddhist Relief News|

Beginner Friendly Chicken of the Woods Buddhist Relief is dedicated to eliminating hunger, not only through supplying food donations, but through providing educational opportunities for those interested in learning to grow and forage their own food. With the summer season upon us in Maryland, you may see flashes of

Helping Our Neighbors in Silver Spring

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter|

Helping Our Neighbors in Silver Spring One of Buddhist Relief’s newest partners is The First Baptist Church of Silver Spring. It has a modest food pantry that serves what some refer to as the "food desert" of Montgomery County and has operated since 1983. The church hosts three

More from Buddhist Relief to the Upcounty Hub

Buddhist Relief News, Upcounty Hub|

More From Buddhist Relief to the UpCounty Hub KPC's Buddhist Relief program continues on a roll! We would love your support as we continue making a tangible and traceable impact in our communities that need it most. Friday, Megan and Sandra and

What’s Happening at KPC this Weekend?

KPC-Maryland Peace Park, Special Events|

What's Happening at KPC this Weekend? KPC’s grounds, stupa gardens, and Peace Park are open to visitors every day from dawn to dusk. Come see what's happening in the Buddhist Giving Garden, visit the Peace Park, circumambulate the stupas, or just find a bench to sit quietly. We look forward

Landscaping Guru Rinpoche Statue It’s Going to be Gorgeous!

KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

Landscaping Guru Rinpoche Statue - It's Going to be Gorgeous! Still need $12,000 to finish Footings for the wall will be put in today. The outside green line is where the pathway will extend from the statue and where the wall will be built. Now, imagine

Retreat at Palyul USA

Lineage and History, Meditation, More About Buddhism, Special Events|

Retreat at Palyul USA Meditation has become an increasingly popular and effective way to promote mental and physical health, bringing profound benefits to the mind, body, and spirit. At the Palyul Retreat Center, established by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, attendees will not only learn how to meditate, but they

Buddhist Relief is On a Roll!

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter|

Buddhist Relief is On a Roll! KPC's Buddhist Relief program is on a roll! We would love your support as we continue making a tangible and traceable impact in our communities that need it most. Jetsunma and the KPC community have been making increasingly larger connections and contributions to

Buddhist Relief is Expanding!

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter|

Buddhist Relief is Expanding! One of many similar daily deliveries Buddhist Relief is KPC's outreach program, providing food and clothing to the community. Buddhist Relief grows fresh food almost year-round, provides education so people can grow food for themselves, and collects food and clothing for those

A lot is happening at KPC including overflowing cuteness

KPC-Maryland Peace Park, Special Events|

A lot is happening at KPC including overflowing cuteness Have you come by to visit our adorable baby goats? They are the newest addition to the feathered, furry, and friendly farm family. There are also pigs, chickens, turkey, and geese! Come visit! These and so much more is happening at

Today’s Delivery to Shepherd’s Table

Buddhist Relief News, Shepherd's Table|

Today's Delivery to Shepherd's Table On Sunday, 6-11-23, it took one SUV and an overflow car to deliver today’s food donations to Shepherd's Table:             10 turkey breasts             1 case ketchup (12 bottles)             1 case mustard (12 bottles)             1 case mayo (12 jars)             1

Today’s Harvest to the Upcounty Hub

Buddhist Relief News, Upcounty Hub|

Today's Harvest to the Upcounty Hub Thank you to the village of people who came out to help with the harvest today! There was a great flow of participation. Whenever one person had to leave, another would turn up to take their place. We cut, rinsed, stickered, bagged, put

Buddhist Relief and the Upcounty Hub

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter|

Buddhist Relief and the Upcounty Hub Monday, June 5th - the week begins: Between Jetsunma’s offerings and the things Noreen set aside from the many donations on the front porch to go to The Upcounty Hub, the rear space of the SUV was full of frozen beef, canned tuna,

KPC and a Taste of Riverworks

KPC E-Newsletter, Special Events|

KPC and a Taste of Riverworks KPC is excited to participate in Saturday’s festival to showcase the opening in Poolesville, MD of a new performance center for Riverworks. Founded in 2022, Riverworks offers visual arts, music, creative writing, storytelling and connection! Saturday, June 10, between 11am-2pm, we will host

Big Things are Happening This Sagadawa Weekend At KPC

KPC-Maryland Peace Park, Special Events|

Big Things are Happening This Sagadawa Weekend at KPC This Sunday, June 4th, is a Tibetan Buddhist holiday called Saga Dawa Duchen which celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment. On this day, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 10 million times, so it's an excellent time to engage in

Continuing Site Enhancements at the Guru Rinpoche Statue

Capital Campaign, KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

Continuing Site Enhancements at the Guru Rinpoche Statue It’s pretty amazing to watch as Paul (from Garden Paths Landscaping) and his Kubota take down the height, and level the ground around the Guru Rinpoche Statue to bring it to the required depth of around 3 feet. This will

Buddhist Relief and Networking with Others

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter|

Buddhist Relief and Networking with Others When Buddhist Relief was first formed Jetsunma said: “Get out there. Set up visible networks. Make Buddhist Relief happen. Be seen. Be heard. We should be set up, not only as an information hub or clearinghouse online, but we should actually take phone

What’s Going On This Weekend At KPC

KPC-Maryland Peace Park, Special Events|

What's Going on This Weekend at KPC WHAT'S GOING ON THIS WEEKEND AT KPC MD? SO MUCH! Daily: 8am-8pm - Prayer Room open to visitors - masks optional 7pm - Medicine Buddha - on Facebook Live or YouTube Daily tsogs - check tara.org/pray-with-us/ for schedule Saturday: 10am - Meditation Class - in-person

DoMore24 is Wednesday, May 17th

KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

DoMore24 is Wednesday, May 17th Each Spring DoMore24 provides an online platform for local nonprofits to have a focused effort on annual fundraising with goal setting and a user friendly dashboard. It is sponsored by United Way of the National Capitol Area and showcases the wide variety of local

KPC Buddhist Relief-Feeding Those in Need

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter|

KPC Buddhist Relief - Feeding Those in Need Jetsunma and the KPC community have been making increasingly larger connections and contributions to local food banks and services. Buddhist Relief is an example of the many ways we can support those in need. KPC is now partnering with the Hub,

Lopon Nidup and the Dharma Reading Group

KPC E-Newsletter|

Lopon Nidup and the Dharma Reading Group Did you know that KPC has a Dharma Reading Group that meets every week? Since last October, Lopon Nidup has been discussing Patrul Rinpoche's classic text, The Words of My Perfect Teacher, supplemented by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang's commentary, A Guide to The Words of

KPC Treating Its Own Wastewater

Press Releases & Articles|

KPC Treating Its Own Wastewater Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC), the Buddhist Temple on River Road, has again begun treating its wastewater in an environmentally-sensitive and economically efficient way through its constructed wetlands—no more expensive pumping of septic tanks, no more stress on municipal treatment systems. Instead, they are treating their wastewater through organic

His Eminance Yangthang Tulku Day

KPC E-Newsletter, Lineage and History|

His Eminence Yangthang Tulku Day "Because of the Dharma, my mind was more free in prison than worldly people experience in the best of circumstances.” – Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche This month we celebrate the tenth anniversary of “His Eminence Yangthang Tulku Day”, as proclaimed by the County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland

Prayer Room Now Open Everyday & 38th Anniversary of Prayer Vigil

KPC E-Newsletter, Special Events|

Prayer Room Now Open Everyday  &  38th Anniversary of Prayer Vigil Prayer Room Now Open Everyday! We are delighted to announce that our Prayer Room is now open to visitors 7 days a week from 9am-8pm. We invite everyone to come enjoy this sacred space, home of ceaseless prayer and

The Passing of Venerable Dhomang Gyatrul Rinpoche

Lineage and History|

Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche in 1984, celebrating a joint Losar with Chagdud Tulku's sangha. Photo by Douglas Col The Passing of Venerable Dhomang Gyatrul Rinpoche We are saddened to share that Venerable Dhomang Gyatrul Rinpoche passed into paranirvana on April 8th, 2023 at his home in Half Moon Bay,

Giant Step Forward: The Wetlands is Functioning!

Capital Campaign|

GIANT STEP FORWARD: The Wetlands Is Functioning This is a big deal for the Capital Campaign, as this system will support all the new buildings.  Further, it is the ONLY functioning man-made wetlands in the State of Maryland, is very state of the art and is another example of

Site Enhancements at Guru Rinpoche

KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

Site Enhancements at Guru Rinpoche First, Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo wished for a large Guru Rinpoche statue. Now there is a beautiful 8-foot statue crafted in Nepal, fully enthroned, empowered and seated at the entrance to the Peace Park. It’s a stunning offering to the world. Weekly practices take place there

Gaden Shartse Monks at Amitabha Stupa

Sedona Amitabha Stupa News|

Gaden Shartse Monks Visit Amitabha Stupa The Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation ‘Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet’ Tour returned to Sedona, March 5-22, 2023. The Tibetan monks have been visiting Sedona since 1989 to spread peace, compassion and tolerance through cultural exchange, interfaith dialogue, and Buddhist teachings. Their

Medicine Buddha Online Practice

Deities and Practices|

Medicine Buddha Online Practice Before he became Medicine Buddha, Bhaiṣajyaguru was following the bodhisattva path and vowed that, if he became enlightened, he would do 12 things, including bringing those living in darkness into the light; helping those who are troubled to find the Mahayana path; healing those with physical

Let’s Come Together and Practice!

Deities and Practices, KPC E-Newsletter, KPC-Maryland Peace Park|

Let's Come Together and Practice! From now on, Sundays at 2pm, weather permitting, we will be practicing the Rigdzin Dupa Tsog in front of the Guru Rinpoche statue at the entrance to the Peace Park. Please come! Bring a chair, your practice book and, of course, an N95 or comparable

A Treasured Relic in the KPC Maryland Prayer Room

KPC E-Newsletter, Lineage and History|

A Treasured Relic in the KPC Prayer Room Palyul Monastery, founded in 1665, is one of the six "mother monasteries" of the Nyingma Buddhist tradition in Tibet. Palyul's first throneholder was named Rigdzin Kunzang Sherab. His sister, Genyenma Ahkon Lhamo, spent most of her life in meditation retreat in a

KPC wishes everyone Losar Tashi Delek (Happy Losar)!

Special Events|

KPC wishes everyone Losar Tashi Delek (Happy Losar)! Losar is the start of the Tibetan New Year. This year Losar falls on Tuesday, February 21st. The first fifteen days of the year celebrate the fifteen successive days on which the Buddha displayed a different miracle in order to increase the

Exciting News – Prayer Room Opens to Public

Special Events|

Exciting News! The Prayer Room Opens to the Public! There's good news and there's better news! First, the good news: KPC Maryland Prayer Room re-opens to the public on the weekends starting this weekend! The even better news: For the first time since 2020, the Prayer Room will be open

Kyabje Gyangkhang Rinpoche to Consecrate Chhamba and Yarjang Temples in Nepal

Special Events|

Kyabje Gyangkhang Khentrul Rinpoche to Consecrate Two Temples in Nepal Khenpo Pem Tsheri Sherpa, who is the resident Khenpo at KPC in Maryland, has also been hard at work building a new temple in his village in Nepal. The old one was destroyed by an earthquake a few years ago.

Meditation Challenge – Coming soon

KPC E-Newsletter, Meditation|

Daily Meditation Challenge Coming Soon! Meditation is the natural state of mind when it is relaxed, stable, and open. Whether you are new to meditation or you’ve done it for years, having guidance and tools to support and deepen your practice can help make it a beneficial habit. That’s why KPC is

An Evening of Faith and Community

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism|

An Evening of Faith and Community 2023 Inauguration of Wes Moore & Aruna Miller Honoring Governor-Elect Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Aruna Miller Sunday, January 15, 2023 5:30-8PM Kingdom Fellowship AME Church, Calverton, Maryland The title tells it all. The Inauguration of the new Maryland Governor and Lieutenant Governor, was focused on

KPC’s Buddhism for Beginners Podcast is Reaching an International Audience

KPC E-Newsletter, More About Buddhism|

KPC’s Buddhism for Beginners Podcast is Reaching an International Audience The KPC mission is to inspire people to improve the world and end suffering for the benefit of all beings. To accomplish that goal, a podcast has been created called Buddhism for Beginners to be able to reach people around the

Helping the Homeless in Our Community

Buddhist Relief News|

Helping the Homeless in Our Community Buddhist Relief is always looking for new ways to help those in need locally, nationally or internationally, and a new opportunity came our way this winter. The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) assists the local homeless community by providing emergency

H.H. Penor Yangsi Rinpoche Birthday 12/31/2022

Lineage and History, Special Events|

H.H. Penor Yangsi Rinpoche 11th Birthday - 12/31/2022 A Short Biography of Yangsi Pema Norbu Rinpoche The activities of the previous Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche were boundlessly kind. His activities benefited people spiritually, but also on an ordinary level. Read about the previous Holiness Penor Rinpoche here. A manifestation of

Migyur Dorje Stupa Consecration

Press Releases & Articles, Stupas|

Migyur Dorje Stupa https://www.shambhala.com/snowlion_articles/migyur-dorje-stupa/ The following article is from the Spring, 1996 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter. Some photos by freelance photographer Patsy Lynch have been added to illustrate the text. You can see the original newsletter here. Tulku Rigdzin Pema and Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo consecrating the Migyur

The KPC Peace Park is Here for You

KPC E-Newsletter, Year-End Fundraising Drive|

KPC’s Peace Park is a destination for prayer, meditation and the experience of peace. KPC Peace Park offers a place for everyone. Please consider a gift to support this sanctuary Donate to KPC Year End Fundraising “This was just what I needed,” whispered the grateful gray-haired visitor who had

An Endless Stream of Blessings

KPC E-Newsletter, Year-End Fundraising Drive|

An Endless Stream of Blessings From the very beginning when students first heard Jetsunma teach, before she was known as Jetsunma, they were drawn by the power of her teachings to resonate as truth. Later, when H.H. Penor Rinpoche first came to America in 1985, he authenticated her teachings

Update from United Sikhs Ukraine Relief Mission

Buddhist Relief News, Ukraine Relief|

Updates from United Sikhs Ukraine Relief Mission 11/15/2022 Thanks to your generosity, Kunzang Palyul Choling, under the guidance of H.E. Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, continues to send urgently needed aid to groups on the ground in the Ukraine. This has helped fund these activities.

Please Support KPC’s Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park

KPC E-Newsletter, Year-End Fundraising Drive|

KPC is many things to many people, and the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park in Sedona Arizona is a very popular and fast-growing part of Jetsunma Akhon Lhamo's mandala.  Amitabha Stupa in Sedona, AZ in the early morning More than 200 people a day visit the Amitabha Stupa and

Updates from United Sikhs Ukraine Relief Mission

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter, Ukraine Relief|

Updates from United Sikhs Ukraine Relief Mission 10/12/2022 Thanks to your generosity, Kunzang Palyul Choling, under the guidance of Her Eminence Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, continues to send urgently needed aid to groups on the ground in the Ukraine. United Sikhs kindly provided video footage of their operation,

Riwo Sang Chod and Talk with Khenpo Pem -10/16/2022

KPC E-Newsletter, Special Events|

Riwo Sang Practice and Talk with Khenpo Pem Tsheri Sherpa at the Guru Rinpoche Statue 10-16-2022 UPDATE! Due to rain, event will be on Sunday, 10/16/22 11am at Guru Rinpoche Statue or online. Riwo Sang Chod offering Talk by Khenpo Pem Q&A You are invited to a Smoke offering (Riwo

The Amitabha Stupa Land Preservation Project Begins

Sedona Amitabha Stupa News|

The Amitabha Stupa Land Preservation Project Begins In July, 2022 the City of Sedona awarded KPC a grant of $12,000 for repairs, improvements, mitigation work on the trails and “Leave No Trace” signage at the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park! Here is the description of the project, pretty much as it

Teachings on 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva 9/9-11/2022

KPC E-Newsletter, Special Events|

37 Practices of a Bodhisattva - Teachings by Khenpo Pem Tsheri Sherpa 9/9-11/2022 Save the date – weekend of September 9th-11th 2022  One of the most famous native Tibetan texts on mind training, this classic by Tokme Zangpo summarizes the teachings of Śāntideva's Bodhicaryāvatāra and other sources, to present the path

How to Harvest Seeds from Bolted Lettuce

Buddhist Relief News, Gardening Education|

How to Harvest Seeds from Bolted Lettuce Bolted lettuce? Collect the seeds! This video will show you how to identify when lettuce has “bolted” or gone to seed, and when to harvest the seeds. Note: Collecting seeds from hybrid plants will produce one of the parent plants. Collecting heritage seeds

Teachings on Guru Rinpoche 7/20-21/2022

KPC E-Newsletter, Special Events|

Teachings on Guru Rinpoche 7/20-21/2022 Wednesday & Thursday, July 20-21, 2022, at 7:30 pm In honor of the Guru Rinpoche statue’s consecration, KPC is pleased to welcome Khenpo Nyima Dondrup for 2 days of teachings on Guru Rinpoche. Khenpo Nyima has been to KPC a few times in the past, dating

Plaque Honors Eleanor & Woody Rowe

Sedona Amitabha Stupa News|

Plaque Honors Eleanor & Woody Rowe H.E. Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo Rinpoche began teaching students after an invitation offered almost 40 years ago by Eleanor & Woody Rowe to come stay with them and teach what H.H. Penor Rinpoche later called, “pure Mahayana Buddhism”. Since that time, Eleanor and Woody have continued

BethesdaBeat – Buddhist Temple in Poolesville Unveils New Statue

Press Releases & Articles|

BethesdaBeat - Buddhist Temple in Poolesville Unveils New Statue 2022 | NEWS Buddhist temple in Poolesville unveils new statue Dozens attend consecration ceremony for statue of Guru Rinpoche BY CHRISTINE ZHU |JUNE 15, 2022 | 1:35 PM Bethesda Magazine Dozens gathered on the grounds of Kunzang Palyul Choling, a Buddhist temple in

Press Release – Guru Rinpoche Consecration, 6-14-22

Press Releases & Articles|

Press Release - Guru Rinpoche Statue Consecration Ceremony, 6-14-22 For Release: June 14, 2022 Contact: Shelley Sims, ssimskpc@gmail.com, 928-300-9917   Consecration of Buddhist Statue to Pacify War, near Washington D.C. In the Washington, DC region, there are hundreds of monuments to famous generals, historic battles and the glory of war. Soon

Buddhist Relief News

Buddhist Relief News, Gardening Education, KPC E-Newsletter|

News from Buddhist Relief - Local and International Food Garden Spring is a dynamic time for gardening - and a great opportunity to share our gardening knowledge One of the missions of KPC's garden project is to educate others so they can grow their own food. To that end

Amitabha Stupa Platform Replacement

KPC E-Newsletter, Sedona Amitabha Stupa News|

Amitabha Stupa Platform If you have visited the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park in Sedona to meditate, pray or to experience peace and calm, chances are you have enjoyed sitting under the shade of the meditation platform which is directly in front of the Stupa. The current wooden platform was built

They Still Need us – Help for Ukraine

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter, Ukraine Relief|

They Still Need Us - Help for Ukraine “So it’s more and more difficult in Ukraine. There’s not enough food. It’s hard to get to it. So hard. I don’t even know how to ask you for more. You’ve given so much, and I’m so proud of all of you that

The Palyul Lineage And The Kapala

Lineage and History, More About Buddhism|

The Palyul Lineage and the Kapala Khenpo Pem highlights the history of this precious Palyul Lineage and Jetsunma's Kapala from the 1600’s to the present day. Whether or not you are familiar with KPC’s connection to the Palyul Lineage, this will be an introduction through the story of the Kapala,

Join the United Sikhs

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter, Ukraine Relief|

Join the United Sikhs Under the guidance of Her Eminence Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, KPC proudly supports the United Sikhs efforts to relieve the suffering of Ukrainians fleeing the violence and destruction of war. Please join the United Sikhs at the Polish border to help supply urgently needed aide to those

United Sikhs Ukraine Relief Mission

Buddhist Relief News, KPC E-Newsletter, Ukraine Relief|

United Sikhs Ukraine Relief Mission Thanks to your generosity, Kunzang Palyul Choling, under the guidance of Her Eminence Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, has been able to send urgently needed aid to groups on the ground in the Ukraine. KPC was also able to provide urgently needed funds to the United Sikhs

KPC Annual Reports

Lineage and History, More About Buddhism|

Kunzang Palyul Choling Annual Reports KPC has produced beautiful Annual Reports, dating back to 2014. Each has a featured topic, complete with photos and stories that highlight one or more of the many activities at KPC locations. They also include the financial information that insures transparency for our wonderful supporters.

Tara

Deities and Practices|

Tara is considered to be the mother of all the Buddhas, beloved for her swift compassionate activity that focuses on liberating beings from fear, anxiety, and danger. As a Bodhisattva, (and perhaps ahead of her time as a feminist) she made the vow that she would always return in female form to benefit sentient beings.

Recommended Tibetan Buddhist Books

More About Buddhism|

Recommended Tibetan Buddhist Books These are enjoyable books we recommend about Tibetan Buddhism. They are written by recognized authentic teachers and are easily understandable even without Buddhist teaching. General Chagdud Tulku – Gates to Buddhist Practice Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche – Sadness, Love, Openness The Buddhist Path of Joy

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