Formerly known as Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong, Kagyu DC and KDC

Newcomers, Old Timers, All Are Welcome

Dear all,
Please find our April schedule below.
Highlights are listed first, followed by special events, save the dates, and details on regular programming.

A Prayer for Peace

By the blessings of Enlightened and Compassionate ones,
By the power of my positive actions of three times,
And my prayers of pure aspiration,
May wars, conflicts, epidemics
And all other maladies dissolve in this world,
And may the earth and all who live on this earth enjoy the abundance of wellbeing,
May all learn to live lovingly with each other.

Ringu Tulku
Bodhicharya e.V. Berlin, 24 February 2022

We have opened Sangha Meetings
for In-Person attendance!

You are welcome to attend Sangha in person or virtually.

Virtual Sangha Meetings

We are also holding virtual Sangha meetings.
Click here to join.

See detailed calendar in "Sangha Schedule" section below.

Compassion in Action
☸  Blessings Box DC  ☸
A PDC – KDC Sponsored Venture

PDC – KDC is the sponsor of the Capitol Hill Blessings Box
(The Blessings Box is a Little Free Pantry Project)

Located on 14th St SE, just below E St.
Click here to view / download the Blessings Box Little Free Pantry brochure.
If you would like to be a donor or a volunteer, email:

PDC's April Dharma Schedule

Seminal Teachings by Lama Chödron

Meditation Lab with Lama Chödron
Usually first two Sundays of each month 11am to noon.
Check "Regular Sangha Schedule" below.

We will explore how to put a variety of traditional meditation techniques and instructions into practice, spending a few weeks on each one. Open to all, drop-in friendly, newcomers welcome at any session.

Email for more information.

Many of you have had the opportunity to be taught by Lama Chödron and know what an inspired and inspiring teacher she is. Read her bio.

Follow Lama Chödron on her beautiful blog site: Click here.

Regular Sangha Schedule
Sundays, 11am – 12:30 or 1:00pm

Meditation Lab and Practices of
Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Short Amitabha Practice
With Medicine Buddha and Amitabha practices,
we support those who are sick and who have died.
Medicine Buddha (prayers for the sick)
Amitabha (prayers for those who have died recently)
Practice starts promptly at 11:00 so that we have time for everything.

Notes from Lama Chödron about the Meditation Lab sessions:

This month, April 7 and 14, we'll talk about the five empowering practices for living and dying from The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul, in the context of Mingyur Rinpoche's four-step practice for the time of death, which he taught in a recent retreat and which is very similar to the empowering practices for dying in GPA.

We'll compare the two practices and do the guided meditation Mingyur Rinpoche taught.

These sessions are interactive and drop-in friendly, and newcomers are always welcome. We hope you can join us.

Best wishes,
Lama Chödron

April 7: Lama Chödron teaching via Zoom
(For Zoom, click here)
11:00 – Noon: Lama Chödron will join us for Meditation Lab
Noon – 1:00: Practices for Compassion, Healing, and prayers for the recently deceased

April 14: Lama Chödron teaching via Zoom
(For Zoom, click here)
11:00 – Noon: Lama Chödron will join us for Meditation Lab
Noon – 1:00: Practices for Compassion, Healing, and prayers for the recently deceased

April 21: Meditation via Zoom and In-Person
(For Zoom, click here)
Practices for Compassion, Healing, and prayers for the recently deceased
Followed by Meditaton Lab.
All in English -

April 28: No Sangha Meeting
No Sangha meeting April 28th.

Saturday Morning Mindfulness 10:30 am – Noon

Saturday Morning Mindfulness is Online and In Person.

Zoom Link

To inquire about continuing Saturday Morning Mindfulness meetings
email us at

In Person @ Capital Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th Street, SE   (4th and Independence Ave., SE)
      See church web page »       See map »


New teaching posted Jan 29, 2024

Recommended Online Teachings by:

Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

More details – click here.

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Welcome to Palpung Drupgyu Chödzong
a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Washington, D.C.

Palpung Drupgyu Chödzong, formerly Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong
is a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Washington, DC.
We are located at 1519 D Street SE, Washington, DC.

We welcome anyone who is interested in study and practise of meditation
and Tibetan Buddhism.

Palpung DC formerly Kagyu DC
maintains a dharma center on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

We have regular meditation & chanting weekly as well as visiting teachers
and scholars and an ongoing lecture series. See Events for current listings.

For more information
contact us at 202 302-3865
or or email us at

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Updated 4/12/22