Upcoming Programs

  • 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 means gathering in Tibetan.  During the tsok [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Kunzang Palchen Ling is a nonsectarian Buddhist center that draws from the rich tradition of the treasure lineage of Terchen Barway Dorje
    This practice is held on the 10th lunar day. It is an extended version of the feast (tsok) sadhana of Guru Rinpoche from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje. The tsok is primarily a practice of offering, but is also a very powerful method for [...]
  • Instructor Naomi Schmidt. 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 [...]

Upcoming Classes

  • Taught by Michael Harris Cost: no charge This class meets at KPL from 7-8:30 pm. The KPL Study Group offers an opportunity to learn, share, support each other in our practice, and strengthen our experience of spiritual community. We will begin our [...]
  • Taught by Chime Chodon. Cost: $20 per class (sliding scale applies) This class meets every Wednesday. A beginner friendly class! Those with any amount of background, or interest, in Tibetan language study are welcome. For inquiries about this class [...]

Teaching Excerpts

  • We’re concerned here with practicing the dharma that comes from the lineage of Terchen Barway Dorje. The basis of this is to see our root guru, the present 3rd Barway Dorje, as Guru Rinpoche himself. This is valid because he is an emanation of [...]
  • We don’t really understand the result of karma, the process of karma. We don’t really understand what the karmic causes of things are, or how it is that actions lead to their infallible results. The Buddha said, “Only an omniscient buddha can [...]
  • Meditation on the guru, the practice of guru yoga, is really the key to the successful and authentic practice of all dharma. Most especially in the uncommon and supreme path of dzokchen, it is the very essence and the genuine means of attainment. In [...]