• With great joy, we anticipate H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche’s visit to KPL on September 5-7!
  • Work on the main shrine room continues! We need your help. Please contribute.
  • We thank H.E. Gharwang Rinpoche for his May 2014 teaching and look forward to the next year!


Upcoming Programs

For the complete schedule, visit our PROGRAMS PAGE. Please call Lila at 845-757-5571 or email info@kunzang.org to let us know you are planning to attend any of our programs.

The Way of the Bodhisattva

July 3 & 17 • 2:30—3:30pm

Shantideva Study Group

Free of charge.

This study group is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

The study will focus on two books: The Way of the Bodhisattva (Shambhala Publications) and The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech (Kunzang Pelden and Padmakara Translation Group). It would be good for all participants to have copies but if that is not possible, books can be shared. Please always confirm before coming by contacting Lama Jim at kukula@kunzang.org.

Tom Schmidt

July 26 • 1:30—3:30pm

Tibetan Musical Instruments

Workshop with Tom Schmidt
Donation: $20

Tom will teach techniques for playing Tibetan instruments including cymbals (silnyen & rolmo), hand drum (damaru), Tibetan horns (gyaling, congling, radoong) and drum. This program is particularly suitable for student who wish to acquire skills in order to play music in group and personal practice.

With his solid background in music, and many years of experience playing and teaching, Tom offers a rare opportunity for Western students to learn how to play Tibetan musical instruments in a graduated approach, from learning how to hold an instrument to gaining insight into techniques of generating the sound and musical forms.

Naomi Schmidt

July 27 • 10am—Noon


Instructor Naomi Schmidt
Free of charge

Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started with the practice of meditation.

Lama Jim Kukula

July 27 • 1:30—2:30pm

Discovering Our Potential: The Four Immeasurables

Talk by Lama Jim Kukula
Donation: $20

By cultivating boundless love, compassion, joy, and equanimity, one can cut through the habit of clinging to the distinction between mine and not mine, thereby releasing the knot that ties one to the vicious cycle of suffering and ignorance. Our true potential can only be discovered in the absence of ego-clinging and self-fixation.

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Vision for KPL

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche established Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2003. He is offering this center to Western students in accordance with the wish of his root guru, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to disseminate the Dharma in general and transmission of the Barway Dorje lineage in particular. Read more about the history of KPL and Bardor Rinpoche's vision for our center.

From Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Dear Sangha Members and Friends,

Tashi delek! As many of you may know, I have recently experienced health complications that prevented me from being fully engaged in all of Kunzang Palchen Ling’s activities. It is with great happiness that I can say I have had a strong recovery. I’ve been sleeping much better, my appetite has improved, and I am able to teach to my devoted students once again.

KPL is hoping to have a very busy summer. We are trying to complete the second floor of the center in Red Hook. This has been a long project that has had more than a few obstacles, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

We have amazing volunteers that are ready to put in drywall, trim and paint, but before they can begin, we need to finish the second floor sprinkler system, insulation, floor heating and electric work this summer. Once that happens, we will have completed all work requiring contractors and can continue with the great efforts of our volunteers.

KPL is now hosting wonderful teachers such as H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche and H.E. Khandro Mindroling Rinpoche. Once we have a fully operating center we expect programs and teachings to flourish even more!

The summer is the best time to get the most work done, and for that reason I am asking for your help as we are so close to reaching our goal. The estimated remaining construction cost for completion of the second floor is $293,500.

I would greatly appreciate any help you can give towards this endeavor. Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity.

Yours in the Dharma,

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

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