Formerly known as Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong and Kagyu DC and KDC

Newcomers, Old Timers, All Are Welcome

Dear all,
Please find our December 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:

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.

PDC's December Dharma Schedule

Seminal Buddhist Teachings by Lama Chödron

Lama Chödron teaches on selected Sundays at Noon via Zoom.
This December she will be teaching on the 11th.
Topic: "Meditation Instructions"
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 Programs:

Sangha Schedule – Sundays, 11am – 12:30pm

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.

December 4: No Sangha meeting for December 4th

December 11: Meditation and teaching via Zoom and In-Person
11:00 – Noon: Meditation (shamata), Chenrezig and Medicine Buddha Practices
Noon – 1:00: Lama Chödron will join us for meditation instruction.

December 18: Meditation via Zoom and In-Person
(For Zoom, click here)
Practices for Compassion, Healing, and prayers for the recently deceased
All in English -
Followed by dharma conversation.

December 25: No Sangha meeting for December 25th

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 »

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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