Dear all,
Please find our August Schedule below.
Special events are listed first, followed by details on regular programming.
Email for more information.
We hope to see you at the Center this month!

Special Announcement About Kenting Tai Situpa

Please read below for an announcement about Kenting Tai Situpa.
To read the pdf version: click here.
To read the web version: click here.

Opportunity to help the homeless:

Please drop off non-perishable foods at KDC. The foods will be given to Shirley's Place Day Center, a drop-in center for our homeless Capitol Hill neighbors. Shirley's Place is run by the Capitol Hill Group Ministry, to which KDC belongs.

Lama Norlha on "The Future Buddha Maitreya"

Click here to view the video of Lama Norlha's teaching.

Prayers for Lama Norlha Rinpoche

Message from Lama Jamdron:

I wanted to let you know that Lama Norlha Rinpoche has not been feeling well for the last few weeks. His doctors have not found anything dire, and Situ Rinpoche thinks he will gradually improve. On Situ Rinpoche's advice, Lama Norlha Rinpoche has requested that we accumulate the 100 syllable mantra and Benzra Guru mantras. You can share this with the sangha and people can keep track of their numbers for each mantra and then you can come up with a total for the whole group and let us know.

If people don't know the 100 syllable mantra they can just recite Benzra Guru mantras.

The Benzra Guru mantra is Guru Rinpoche's mantra (part of the Chenrezig practice that we do every Sunday.)


AND SEND THEM TO Marilyn Goldberg (

Kagyu DC's August Dharma Schedule

Teachings by Lama Chödron ongoing

Lama Chödron is teaching (via Skype) from Ringu Tulku's book, Path to Buddhahood, and Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation on selected Sundays at Noon

Lama Chödron will be teaching via Skype on August 21st and 28th

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

We can accommodate two people who cannot come to KDC but wish to log onto the teaching via Skype. Please email if you want to join us via Skype.

Dharma Study Group
on selected Sundays at 12:15 pm

We study basic Kagyu texts with Lama Chödron
through her regularly scheduled Skype or in person teachings.
Other Lamas who are teachers also come to KDC.
Ringu Tulku, Path to Buddhahood
Traleg Rinpoche, Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters

Regular Programming:

Saturdays, 10:30 am – Noon
Saturday Morning Meditation @ Capital Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th Street, SE   (4th and Independence Ave., SE)
      See church web page »       See map »
(Email for more information.)

Sundays, 11am – 1pm
Meditation (shinay), plus 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.

August 7: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
August 14: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
August 21: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
11:00 - Noon: Regular practice
Noon - 1:00: Lama Chödron teaching via Skype
August 28: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
11:00 - Noon: Regular practice
Noon - 1:00: Lama Chödron teaching via Skype


Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong is a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Washington, DC. We are located at 1519 D Street SE, Washington, DC, and operate under the guidance of the Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche. For more information, including directions, please visit


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

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

Kagyu DC maintains a dharma center on Capitol Hill
under the guidance of the Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche,
who leads a group of dharma centers along the east coast.

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
Updated 5/31/16

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