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.
Tom will teach techniques for playing Tibetan instruments including cymbals (silnyen & rolmo), hand drum (damaru), Tibetan horns (gyaling, congling, radoong) and drum. This program is particularly suitable for student who wish to acquire skills in order to play music in group and personal practice.
With his solid background in music, and many years of experience playing and teaching, Tom offers a rare opportunity for Western students to learn how to play Tibetan musical instruments in a graduated approach from learning how to hold an instrument to gaining insight into techniques of generating the sound and musical forms.
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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.
Pre-Losar Yamantaka puja commenced on February 22. We are excited that Bardor Tulku Rinpoche has been presiding over the puja. We hope to see students visit and join the practice. All are welcome at any time during the retreat. (Photo by Tom Schmidt)
KPL Photo Galleries
Building the shrine, May 2014
Volunteers paint crown molding for the shrine room, May 2014
KPL 11th Anniversary, May 3, 2014
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche visited H.H. Sakya Trizin, April 2014