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KPL Construction Update

Construction work continued throughout 2015. The first floor is near completion and the laborious work of gold leafing the buddha statue by Mr. John Lee and Lama Tashi [...]

Upcoming Programs

  • jewelornament
    This study group is held on the first and third Thursdays of the month.The study will focus on Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation. It would be good for all participants to have a copy. But if that is not possible, books can be shared. [...]
  • whitekhechari
    This practice is held on the 25th lunar day At Kunzang Palchen Ling, on the 25th day of each lunar month, we perform an extended version of the feast sadhana (Tsok) of White Khechari (White Vajrayogini) from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje. Tsok [...]
  • medicinebuddha
    At Kunzang Palchen Ling, on the new moon of each lunar month, we perform a session of Medicine Buddha sadhana. Medicine Buddha is the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings, which protects sentient beings from physical and [...]

Teaching Excerpts

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    Our basic nature—our basic being—is absolutely perfect. It is identical to the basic being or basic nature of buddhas. No distinction whatsoever can be made between the buddha nature of a sentient being and the buddha nature of a buddha. It is [...]
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    There is only one reason to receive authentic vajrayana empowerment, and that is that you care so much about other beings that you are in a hurry to achieve buddhahood for their benefit. Sometimes people think that vajrayana is intended for those [...]
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    Question: Concerning the recognition of the nature of mind, how can you find something when you don’t know what you’re looking for? If I’m looking for a pencil I know what it looks like, so I recognize it when I see it. Rinpoche’s answer: [...]