• Thank you, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, for your teachings! We look forward to your return to KPL!
  • 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.

Chime Lama

September 13—14 • 10:00—Noon & 2:00—4:00

Tibetan Language: Colloquial and Classical Tibetan

Instruction with Chime Lama.
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

September 28 • 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

September 28 • 1:30—2:30pm

Spurring Our Practice

Talk by Lama Jim Kukula
Donation: $20.

At the moment we have an extraordinary opportunity to practice virtue and cultivate the wisdom that can free us from the vicious cycle of suffering and confusion that has had us trapped since the beginning of time. But this extraordinary moment is like a bubble: it will vanish all too quickly. What happens after that is to the greatest degree a matter of the direction in which we have steered our behavior. What a tragedy it would be to waste this opportunity and remain trapped in delusion, where even the greatest pleasures are mixed with the poison of dualistic grasping. Reflecting on these thoughts can turn our minds to the Dharma and spur us in our practice.

Lama Tashi Topgyal

October 4—5 • 10am—Noon & 2—4pm

Songs of Barway Dorje

Commentary and instruction by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
Translation by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
Cost of weekend: $120

The Treasury of Eloquence is a compilation of the songs of realization of Terchen Barway Dorje (1836-1918). Like the well-known songs of Milarepa, they serve as a source of inspiration and guidance to contemporary practitioners. Though most of the songs were spontaneously composed for a particular disciple, their direct advice unmistakably points out the way to encounter the Buddha nature that is common to all. Made up of many pithy songs, longer pieces, guru yoga compositions, and prayers of aspiration and supplication, the Treasury of Eloquence contains a wide range of teachings and instructions that can be put to immediate use. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will go through all the songs in the Treasury of Eloquence and give definitive commentary on their profound meaning.

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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.

Yours in the Dharma,

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

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