The Palyul Retreat Center is located in McDonough, New York in the United States. It was established in 1998 by Dzogchen Master, His Holiness the third Penor Rinpoche (his reincarnation, the Fourth Penor Rinpoche, pictured here), to provide Westerners with the opportunity to study and practice Buddhism. To learn about the center, visit this link...

Palyul Retreat Center - 2021 Summer Retreat

We are pleased to announce the scheduling of the Virtual Summer Retreat

Virtual Retreat Webcast Globally

Save the date!

Our virtual 2021 online summer retreat will be webcast with break out rooms for individual classes. We look forward to welcoming special guest teachers and never-before played teachings of the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.

Join us July 10 - August 10

Nyungne will be held July 2 – 4

Retreat Center is currently not accepting overnight visitors

Updated 4/12/2021

Dear friends,
Our local Health Department has advised we not have gatherings at this time. In order to fulfill that command we must request you not to visit the center overnight. If you do come during the day, we request you call us at 607-656-4645 as otherwise it is possible that you and several others could appear at the same time and break this rule.

Virtual Volunteer Sign-up Form

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You can sign up for any of the skills below and, with the exception of translation of the teachings, we will show you how to do the job. We look forward to having you join us on the team!
Enter any other ideas you have here

Getting our Zoom Link for Any Program

We are not posting the Zoom link online to prevent so-called "Zoom Bombers."

As a result, we need to ask you to use the "Contact Us" form at the top of this page and ask for the Zoom link.

Apologies for any inconvenience!





No publicamos el enlace Zoom en línea para evitar los llamados "Zoom Bombers".

Como resultado, debemos pedirle que use el formulario "Contáctenos" en la parte superior de esta página y solicitar el enlace Zoom.

Advice from Khen Rinpoche Tsewang Gyatso

Oh my dear brothers and sisters of the world. Now it is time to work together to do what we can do to fight this coronavirus as it is affecting people globally. Looking into world history, this pandemic is not the first. There was the plague in 1720, a cholera pandemic in 1820, the flu pandemic in 1920, and SARS in 2003. With this past experience, we need to be more aware and try to correct ourselves now, because this is a result of the collective negative deeds of humankind. We have to remind ourselves what we have done in the past to each other, including the killing and torturing of animals, thereby emotionally creating problems in the world. This pandemic is the result of our negative actions.

Texts for Rigdzin Dupa and Yumkha Tsog: Available by ordering online

We are happy to be able to offer you Rigdzin Dupa (Guru) and Yumkha (Dakini) tsog texts for those who participate in Tsog in their local temple or practice at home. Please note that these texts are the upstate version (not PCDO/NYC in use online by Lama Pasang Tenzin).

Click below for a PayPal link to order.

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