Kunzang Palyul Choling - KPC Buddhist Temple

Kunzang Palyul Choling - KPC Buddhist Temple A place of peace and refuge for people of all faiths. The Palyul lineage, the Nyingma school of Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism. Founder: Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
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Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub Choling (KPC) is a Vajrayana Buddhist organization founded by Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo to uphold the Palyul Lineage in the Nyingma tradition. On-going compassion projects, for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, focus on saving lives and caring for beings, especially animals.

Mission: Under Jetsunma’s spiritual direction, the KPC mission is to inspire people to improve the world and bring an end to suffering for all beings. To that end, KPC offers the Dharma at physical centers and in cyberspace, as well as the opportunity to serve as caretakers of the earth through 24 hour prayer and compassionate activity.

06/16/2020

Medicine Buddha practice

06/15/2020
06/14/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/14/2020

Amitabha Practice

06/13/2020

Medicine Buddha practice

06/13/2020

Riwo Sand Chod

06/11/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/09/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/08/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/08/2020
Every Breath For Peace

#EveryBreathforPeace

From the brutality of systematic racism, to the ground glass lungs of COVID-19, to the choking clouds of tear gas filling our cities’ streets, the world right now resounds with a song of pain: “I can’t breathe.” How can we use our own breath to help those who can’t spare a breath? Taught by Atira Zeoli, this class will explore how to make compassionate use of every breath by using it as a tool for contemplation, meditation and ethical action.

If you missed the live class, you can watch via YouTube: https://youtu.be/bE3STNNbBmY

From the brutality of systematic racism, to the ground glass lungs of COVID-19, to the choking clouds of tear gas filling our cities’ streets, the world righ...

06/07/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/07/2020

Amitabha Practice

Need to nourish your heart?  Please join us for any or all of Sunday's online offerings on June 7:9-9:30 AM -   #Amitabh...
06/07/2020
Kunzang Palyul Choling

Need to nourish your heart? Please join us for any or all of Sunday's online offerings on June 7:

9-9:30 AM - #Amitabha practice - FB Live
10 -10:45 AM - #StabilizingtheMind #Meditation -Instruction & practice
11 AM - 12 N - Dharma Teaching from Her Eminence #Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo's webcast from video treasury
2 -3:30 PM - Dorje Phagmo Simple Tsog (Offering & chanting)
5 - 6 PM - "Every Breath for Peace" - #BuddhismforBeginners class with Atira Zeoli
7 - 7:15 PM - #MedicineBuddha practice - FB Live

Find links and the full schedule for all month on https://www.tara.org/events-new/kpc-calendar/

Vajrayana Buddhism in the Nyingma Tradition

06/06/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/06/2020

Riwo Sang Chod

06/05/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/04/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

#FindingPeace #SacredSpaceIn case you missed it ... included in this week’s newsletter is a handy map you can use —  the...
06/04/2020
Finding Peace in a Time of Isolation

#FindingPeace #SacredSpace
In case you missed it ... included in this week’s newsletter is a handy map you can use — the Temple gardens and the Peace Park with its stupas, walking trails and meditation gardens are open to visitors at KPC while the Temple building itself remains closed. Please enjoy!

If you’d like to receive the newsletter via email, please sign up on our website: https://www.tara.org/subscribe-to-our-mailing-list/

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There are many reasons people may be seeking sacred spaces right now. The global pandemic, the massive loss of life and livlihood, the civil unrest and inequality being protested. In some places residents are being encouraged to remain home even as neighboring counties and states try to re-open.

06/03/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/02/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

06/01/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

05/31/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

05/31/2020

Condensed Amiabha Practice

Join us for a short Amitabha Practice every Sunday at 9:00 AM EDT, dedicated to the victims of Covid-19.
05/31/2020

Join us for a short Amitabha Practice every Sunday at 9:00 AM EDT, dedicated to the victims of Covid-19.

A gift from from Vietnamese friends of KPC in 2015, the Amitabha statue now graces the front lawn, welcoming visitors to...
05/30/2020

A gift from from Vietnamese friends of KPC in 2015, the Amitabha statue now graces the front lawn, welcoming visitors to pause and cultivate his qualitites.

Amitabha is also known as the Buddha of “Infinite Light.” Through his compassionate aspirations as a Bodhisattva he vowed that upon attaining Buddhahood anyone who remembered his name or prayed to him would be reborn in his “pure realm” of Dewachen immediately after they die. From there, they could easily accomplish Buddhahood themselves and be free from suffering. However, a pure land is also thought of as a state of mind, not necessarily a place like heaven that one goes to for eternity.

Jetsunma has created a condensed Amitabha practice that can be practiced by anyone and is particularly beneficial to do when a person or animal has died. See image with text in this album or on the virtual temple https://www.tara.org/virtual-temple/

Practice via FB Live - Sundays at 9 AM EDT

A gift from from Vietnamese friends of KPC in 2015, the Amitabha statue now graces the front lawn, welcoming visitors to pause and cultivate his qualitites.

Amitabha is also known as the Buddha of “Infinite Light.” Through his compassionate aspirations as a Bodhisattva he vowed that upon attaining Buddhahood anyone who remembered his name or prayed to him would be reborn in his “pure realm” of Dewachen immediately after they die. From there, they could easily accomplish Buddhahood themselves and be free from suffering. However, a pure land is also thought of as a state of mind, not necessarily a place like heaven that one goes to for eternity.

Jetsunma has created a condensed Amitabha practice that can be practiced by anyone and is particularly beneficial to do when a person or animal has died. See image with text in this album or on the virtual temple https://www.tara.org/virtual-temple/

Practice via FB Live - Sundays at 9 AM EDT

05/30/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

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05/29/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

05/28/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

05/27/2020

Medicine Buddha Practice

05/27/2020

Naga Sang Offering

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18400 River Rd
Poolesville, MD
20837

General information

KPC centers serve as venues for Jetsunma and other lamas of the Nyingma and Kagyu traditions to offer teachings and transmissions for all levels of the Buddhist path. Moreover, KPC centers provide ongoing opportunities to enter and grow in the practical aspects of making Buddhism a beneficial way of life. Commitment to virtue is encouraged as the foundation of a healthy path, and Jetsunma’s students include one of North America’s largest communities of Westerners ordained as Buddhist monks and nuns. The KPC temple in Poolesville, Maryland is Jetsunma’s main seat. In Maryland, KPC has been operating a 24 Hour Prayer Vigil for World Peace since 1985. The Prayer Vigil is considered the heartbeat of the temple, and is an ongoing expression of the fundamental Buddhist commitment to end suffering. The Temple’s Prayer Room is open 24 hours a day for all who seek refuge to pray and meditate. Under Jetsunma’s direction, 30 stupas (traditional Buddhist reliquaries) have been built in Maryland and Sedona, Arizona. As sacred structures and symbols of the Buddha’s enlightened mind, stupas are holy places of pilgrimage for anyone seeking spiritual comfort and inspiration.

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KPC: Kindness. Prayer. Community. Online and outdoors.

“If we develop a good heart we will progress to true compassion, and awaken Bodhicitta. This is the way of the Buddha’s method.” ~Her Eminence Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo Rinpoche

Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub Choling (KPC) means Glorious Dharma Continent of Absolute Clear Light. This Vajrayana Buddhist organization was founded by H. E. Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo under the guidance of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche to uphold the Palyul Lineage in the Nyingma tradition.

While KPC’s Prayer Room and all indoor spaces are currently closed to the public, the Virtual Temple is here for you 24/7 with resources to help you meditate, pray, study and request prayer: https://www.tara.org/virtual-temple/

The Peace Park with Stupas, walking trails, and meditation gardens is open dawn to dusk. All are welcome. Stay safe and keep others safe -- you must wear a mask, maintain social distance of at least six feet. Keep your dog on a leash. Port-a-potty is available near the parking lot. Bring hand sanitzer.

KPC provides a training ground for practicing compassion, both on the cushion and in action. Corona update: While the Temple is closed for health and safety, all programs are online: -- Meditation instruction and practice - Saturdays and Sundays at 10 AM EDT, -- Dharma teachings from Jetsunma - Wednesdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 11 AM. -- Teachings on Buddhism for Beginners from Atira Zeoli are offered twice monthly on Sundays at 5 PM EDT. -- Medicine Buddha practice is offered each evening at 7 PM EDT via FB Live. -- Amitabha practice is chanted on Sundays at 9 AM EDT via FB Live. Other programs, activities, and sacred space are offered online for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. See the Virtual Temple and the calendar on our website to find the links: https://www.tara.org/events-new/kpc-calendar/

KPC focuses on saving lives and caring for all beings, especially animals. www.tara.org

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Do you have an online store? I am looking for a stand that rotates when placed above a lamp. Not sure what it's called. Thanks!
Thank you Jetsunma 🙏🙏 🥰💐🌞🌙🌈💦🌺🏺🐚🥙🎼💖
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Neda is an awesome friend! Join her in supporting KPC, a place she loves! (me too!)
Happy birthday, Jetsunma. Tsering nemay. May you stay longer to benefit more sentient beings!
Great visit today. Always clearing to circumambulate the great stupa. A great blessing to meditate in the temple which has been praying for world peace for decades.
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Regardless of your belief, this place is awesome... They have PRAYED NONSTOP for PEACE ON EARTH 24/7 for OVER 28 YEARS , 2 hour shifts for each person to pray.
I have written three times to ask if it is possible to gain access to your teachings "Ngöndro Teachings by Lopon Pem". I paid the fee as I would like to listen to the teachings. Please tell me if that is possible.
Thank you SOOOOO much KPC for the Ustream of tonights teaching. I saw many who were at retreat in McDonough a sight that warmed my heart, as well as seeing everyone else. Tashi Delak!