About Us

Palyul Changchub Dargyeling in the Washington DC area is a non-profit organization of the Palyul lineage in the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. We are one of a world-wide network of Dharma centers founded by late Kyabje Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche, under the current leadership of Kyabje Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, the 12th throne holder of the Palyul lineage.  We follow the guidance, advice and personal examples of His Holiness and of our spiritual director, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche as well as our Palyul Rinpoches, Teachers and Lamas.

 The Palyul Monastery was built by Lhachen Jampa Phuntsog, the first Dharma King of Dege. It was constructed on a site which possesses all the essential auspicious signs and had been blessed by the presence of many great mahasiddhas. 

For additional information, please visit Palyul website