• We are excited that H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche will teach at KPL in May 2014!
  • With great joy, we anticipate H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche’s visit to KPL on Septembet 5-7!
  • Last year we celebrated our center's 10th anniversary.


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.

The Way of the Bodhisattva

Apr 17 • 2:30—3:30pm

Shantideva Study Group

Free of charge.

This study group is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

The study will focus on two books: The Way of the Bodhisattva (Shambhala Publications) and The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech (Kunzang Pelden and Padmakara Translation Group). It would be good for all participants to have copies but if that is not possible, books can be shared. Please always confirm before coming by contacting Lama Jim at kukula@kunzang.org.

100-Arm Chenrezik

April 18—22 • 8:30am—Noon & 2—6:30pm

Atsara Puja

We will conduct the Atsara puja from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje. The puja time may vary slightly from day to day.

Tom Schmidt

April 26 • 1:30—3:30pm

Tibetan Musical Instruments

Workshop with Tom Schmidt

Donation: $20

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.

Guru Rinpoche

May 3

KPL Anniversary Celebration

Please join us to celebrate KPL’s 11th anniversary!All are welcome.

Day's Schedule:
10am: Guru Rinpoche Tsok Puja
12 Noon: Potluck Lunch
1:30pm: Long Life Guru Rinpoche Empowerment

Donation for the empowerment: $20

Khandro Rinpoche

May 17 • 2pm

Medicine Buddha Empowerment

May 17—18 • Sat 10am—Noon • Sun 10am—Noon & 2—4pm

The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra by the 3rd Karmapa

Empowerment and teachings with H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche

Cost: $30 Medicine Buddha Empowerment
$150 The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra by the 3rd Karmapa

The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra was composed by the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339). Mahamudra is synonymous with complete spiritual enlightenment. In this prayer, the ground, path, and fruition of mahamudra realization is directly pointed-out through the 3rd Karmapa's pithy verses. H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche will explain this prayer and comment on how to connect to these profound instructions.

Eventbrite - H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2014

Thangka Fundraiser for KPL

To commemorate Kunzang Palchen Ling's upcoming anniversary celebration, an anonymous donor has offered a hand-painted thangka of Guru Rinpoche toward raising funds for the KPL construction. The thangka has been blessed by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche and is being offered at $1,000 with a matching grant from the Chodron Foundation toward the Construction Fund.

Guru Rinpoche Thangka

Thangka details: image size 14 x 20”; dimensions of image with brocade
25.5 x 42".

Let's help Bardor Tulku Rinpoche fulfill his vision for KPL as a place for Dharma to touch the hearts of all beings and for the transmission and preservation of the Barway Dorje lineage.


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.

Make Your Donation as a Gift to
or in Memory of a Loved One

Honor a loved one or their memory with a donation to KPL Construction Fund. We will send a tribute card, signed by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, to your loved one to inform him or her about your thoughtful contribution or a card in memory to the family of a person who passed away. Read more...

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