Formerly known as Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong and Kagyu DC and KDC

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.

Please Note: Virtual Sangha Meetings

No Sangha meetings in August

We are now holding virtual Sangha meetings via Zoom.
Click here for more information.

See detailed calendar in "Sangha Schedule" section below.

Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa
is giving a series of teachings via YouTube and Zoom
beginning Sunday, June 27, 10-11am EDT.
The teachings will be given in English at no cost.
Registration is only needed if you need translation from English.
More info: Click here.

Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

June 5th and 6th 9:00-10:00 am Eastern

Rinpoche taught on two very important aspects of life – how to live meaningfully, and how to die well prepared. Rinpoche's talks will serve as a guiding light as we traverse the course of life and death.

For the main page: Click here.
Direct link to registration: Click here.

Prayer for World Peace and Welfare

Saga Dawa Duchen
Global Heart Sutra Recitation

Click here

Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

"The Path to Enlightenment: Any Experience Can Show You the Way"
A recording is available.
More information: Click here

Guru Vajradhara the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

"Inner Peace"
A recording is available.
More information: Click here

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche Wisdom Dharma Chat
We highly recommend this Dharma Chat
(A free account with Wisdom Publications is required to view it.)

More information: Click here

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:

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.

PDC'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.
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.

Regular Programs:

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

No Sangha meetings in August

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 more information and a meeting invitation.

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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 5/30/21