• With great joy, we anticipate H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche’s visit to KPL on September 5-7!
  • Work on the main shrine room continues! We need your help. Please contribute.
  • We thank H.E. Gharwang Rinpoche for his May 2014 teaching and look forward to the next year!


Upcoming Programs

For the complete schedule, visit our PROGRAMS PAGE. Please call Lila at 845-757-5571 or email info@kunzang.org to let us know you are planning to attend any of our programs.

Lama Tashi Topgyal

August 16 • 10am—Noon & 2—4pm

Principles of Traditional Buddhist Art

Instruction by Wendy Harding
Donation: $40

Drawing the Buddha using the traditional measurements of tigse. Contact Wendy (wendy@kunzang.org) for the needed supply list.

Chime Lama

August 23—24 • 10am—Noon & 2—4pm

Tibetan Language: Colloquial and Classical Tibetan

Instruction with Chime Choden.
Cost of weekend: $100

Have you ever wished you could recognize Tibetan characters you chant or perhaps even read a portion of a liturgy? Begin your journey with this weekend of Tibetan language instruction with Chime Choden, the middle daughter of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.

Naomi Schmidt

August 30 • 10am—Noon


Instructor Naomi Schmidt

Free of charge.

Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started with the practice of meditation.

Lama Jim Kukula

August 30 • 1:30—2:30pm

Offerings, Appearance, and Merit

Talk by Lama Jim Dowiat
Donation: $20.

During practice, offerings—both real and imagined— have their place. These will be discussed along with their relation to building merit.

Khandro Rinpoche

September 5—7 • Fri 7—8:30pm • Sat/Sun 10:30am—Noon & 3—5pm

A Guide to Overcoming Doubt—Nagarjuna's Letter To A Friend

Teaching by H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
Cost for weekend: $170.

Eventbrite - H.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

New to Buddhism? New to KPL?

Take advantage of our many resources. Download free audio mp3 recordings and browse our blog for a selection of wonderful dharma articles. Visit our schedule page to find interesting teaching and practice programs.

Vision for KPL

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche established Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2003. He is offering this center to Western students in accordance with the wish of his root guru, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to disseminate the Dharma in general and transmission of the Barway Dorje lineage in particular. Read more about the history of KPL and Bardor Rinpoche's vision for our center.

From Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Dear Sangha Members and Friends,

Tashi delek! As many of you may know, I have recently experienced health complications that prevented me from being fully engaged in all of Kunzang Palchen Ling’s activities. It is with great happiness that I can say I have had a strong recovery. I’ve been sleeping much better, my appetite has improved, and I am able to teach to my devoted students once again.

KPL is hoping to have a very busy summer. We are trying to complete the second floor of the center in Red Hook. This has been a long project that has had more than a few obstacles, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

We have amazing volunteers that are ready to put in drywall, trim and paint, but before they can begin, we need to finish the second floor sprinkler system, insulation, floor heating and electric work this summer. Once that happens, we will have completed all work requiring contractors and can continue with the great efforts of our volunteers.

KPL is now hosting wonderful teachers such as H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche and H.E. Khandro Mindroling Rinpoche. Once we have a fully operating center we expect programs and teachings to flourish even more!

The summer is the best time to get the most work done, and for that reason I am asking for your help as we are so close to reaching our goal. The estimated remaining construction cost for completion of the second floor is $293,500.

I would greatly appreciate any help you can give towards this endeavor. Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity.

Yours in the Dharma,

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

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