Formerly known as Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong and Kagyu DC and KDC

Newcomers, Old Timers, All Are Welcome

Dear all,
Please find our June 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:
goldberg@umbc.edu

PDC's June 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 goldberg@umbc.edu 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.

Note from Lama Chödron about the June Meditation Lab sessions:

Topic: the ultimate and relative bodhicitta meditations from the seven points of mind training (which can be found in The Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongrul under "The Actual Instructions," beginning on or about page 7, depending on the edition).

These are probably my favorite meditation practices, and the ones I have been doing most days lately within the framework of the modular infrastructure taught by Lama Norgyal, our previous Meditation Lab topic. Ultimate bodhicitta is the nature of mind itself.

This simple four-step meditation technique does not have any prerequisites, and is, in my opinion, a perfect entry into nature of mind non-meditation for experienced students, while it also lays the groundwork for nature of mind experience for students of any level.

Relative bodhicitta meditation is the compassionate practice of taking and sending meditation (tong len), which most of you are familiar with. For anyone who is not, we will review the basic technique.

June 4: Lama Chödron Meditation Lab and 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

June 11: Lama Chödron Meditation Lab and 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

June 18: 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 -

June 25: 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 -

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 kagyudc@gmail.com

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


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 kagyudc@gmail.com

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Updated 4/12/22