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

Phone line issues!

Dear friends, in completing some sorely-needed renovations and repairs on the office, we have knocked out our phone and fax line. Please dial 607-656-9912 to contact us.
Thank you!

2019 Retreat Registration Opens March 1

We are looking forward to this year's summer retreat. Registration opens March 1, 2019. Be sure to book early so you are able to secure the room of your choice.

For information about the retreat, click here.

Monthly Meet-up

Join us in the Library at the center every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for guided meditation and talk by a Palyul Monk.

February 17: Khenpo Sangay Wangdi

Khenpo Sangay Wangdi is a senior-most khenpo from Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, the Buddhist college or "shedra," located in Namdroling Monastery, Byalkuppe, India. He'll give a short talk on meditation and lead us in meditation practice.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Registration 2019

2019 Registration opens March 1!

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.

Click below for a PayPal link to order.

If you are outside of the United States and wish to order more than one copy, please email retreat / for details on postage. We do have limited supply so if PayPal does not allow you to order, please email retreat / to indicate your interest and we will email you upon re-printing of the edition.  May all beings beneift!

Arriving Earlier?

If your date of arrival has changed, particularly if you plan to arrive earlier than our planned arrival dates of 7/8 and 7/9, please email the office and let us know. That way we can make sure to be ready for you.

Also, please do email, mail, or fax in your registration form. It helps us stay organized!

Tour of Retreat Center

Cups and Mugs for the Retreat Center

Please bring gently-used cups or mugs you no longer want to retreat for coffee and hot drinks (not glass tumblers, please! :) )

Only few days left until retreat starts!

Watch Out for Deer!

Deer, Skunk, Rabbits, Coyotes, Fox - all call the center home while we are away. When driving to the center, be sure to exercise extreme caution, especially at night! There is a deer family at the stone house and a family that lives between the Dzogchen huts and the field to the left of the temple drive.

Center Skype

Our Skype ID during retreat is "Palyul" - please feel free to contact us that way if it is easier for you!


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