Upcoming Programs

  • 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 [...]
  • On the full moon of each lunar month, we perform a session of the Amitabha sadhana. Amitabha, also known as the Buddha of Boundless Light, is particularly associated with longevity and the accumulation of merit. Amitabha is the principal buddha of [...]
  • This practice is held on the 25th lunar day. 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 [...]

Upcoming Classes

  • Taught by Michael Harris Cost: no charge This class meets at KPL from 7-8:30 pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The KPL Study Group offers an opportunity to learn, share, support each other in our practice, and strengthen 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

  • When we think about devotion, we tend to think of it as something we demonstrate externally. But devotion has nothing to do with external demonstrations of respect. Devotion is not kowtowing; it is not the superficial observation of politeness [...]
  • 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 [...]