Please Note: Virtual Sangha Meetings

We are now holding virtual Sangha meetings via Zoom.
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Sunday August 9
Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche Teaching "A Meaningful Life"
Direct link: Click here

Saga Dawa Duchen Global Heart Sutra Recitation online
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Guru Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche Teaching
Direct link: Click here
(Chamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche begins his talk at 21:32 in the video.)

Newcomers, Old Timers, All Are Welcome

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

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

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:

We began having Sunday Sangha via Zoom as of March 22nd

A video message
from Mingyur Rinpoche
on dealing with Covid-19 –
Click the image to the right.

KDC's August Dharma Schedule

Seminal Buddhist Teachings by Lama Chödrön

Lama Chödrön teaches on selected Sundays via Zoom.
Topic: Great Path of Awakening by Jamgon Kongtrul.
Reading suggestion: Reread pp. 1-27, read pp. 27-29

We'd love to see you at KDC, but if you can't come, join Lama Chödrön on your device. Email for more information.

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

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

Suggested reading: Jamgon Kongtrul, The Great Path of Awakening, Ken McLeod transl.

We also study basic Kagyu texts with Lama Chödrön
through her regularly scheduled Zoom or in person teachings.
Other Lamas who are teachers also come to KDC. Click to read bios.
Jamgon Kongtrul, Great Path of Awakening
Ringu Tulku, Path to Buddhahood
Traleg Rinpoche, Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters
Gampopa, Ornament of Precious Liberation

Regular Programs:

Sangha Schedule – 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 2: Meditation via Zoom (Click here)
Practices for Compassion, Healing, and prayers for the recently deceased
All in English

August 9: Meditation via Zoom (Click
Practices for Compassion, Healing, and prayers for the recently deceased
All in English

After August 9th we will not meet again
until September 6th

Saturdays, 10:30 am – Noon

Saturday Morning Mindfulness has moved to Online Meetings.

Everyone is welcome, but you must contact John Rennish via Email at for a meeting invitation and more information.


Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong is a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Washington, DC. We are located at 1519 D Street SE, Washington, DC. 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 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
Updated 5/24/20

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