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...

Registration 2016

2016 Registration is open! You can use the form below.

Click here to see the print flyer. Click here to get the registration form.

Trouble Accessing the forms and flier?
Call the center at 607-656-9640 and ask them to mail you a copy.

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!

2015 Empowerment Schedule

His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche will grant all empowerments except where noted. The public is welcome; please call the office to let us know if you plan to visit the center that day.

Empowerments take place at 2 PM. There are katag at the back of the temple, but feel free to bring your own. Please check in at the office prior to attending the Wang; we are open during lunch.


Sun July 12: Vajrakilaya

Sat July 18: Tara

Sun July 19: Refuge

Retreat Registration 2015

Lama Dance 2015 - Click Here

2015 Registration is open! You can use the forms below.

This summer we're looking forward to welcoming His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche as main retreat master along with HE Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche, HE Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche and other special guests.

Click here to see the print flier.

Trouble Accessing the forms and flier?
Call the center at 607-656-9640 and ask them to mail you a copy.

Dates for 2015 Retreat

Currently the dates of our 2015 annual summer retreat are scheduled for July 10 to August 10 of this year. We'll also continue with our Memorial Weekend Volunteer Clean-up Retreat as well as the July Fourth Nyungne retreat.

The flier is being created and the registration form will be published after Losar (February 19).

Hope to see you here this summer!

Stupa Ground-Breaking Ceremony October 18 & 19 2013

Tulku Sangngag Rinpoche will conduct Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the Stupa at the Palyul Retreat Center in McDonough, NY. Details:

2013 Public Program: Lama Dance

A special performance of sacred Tibetan dances, dating to the eighth century, is scheduled at the Palyul Ling International Retreat Center, located near Smithville Flats, for Saturday, August 10th at 4:30 p.m.

Brr! Bring a blanket this week

Friends, it is a little chilly up here on retreat so if you're heading up for the final week, or the Lama Dance and Culture Show weekend, be sure to pack an extra set of blankets. Temperatures are forecast to reach 52 F / 11 C at night and get up as high as 79 F / 26 C during the day, so a range of clothing for comfort in both warm and chilly temperatures would be good for you to have.

2013 Bus - August 10 Bus Information

Friends of Palyul are organizing buses to come upstate.

Cost: $55 round trip (includes lunch)

For Bus Ticket Info, Please Call:
Karma Dorjee: 917-519-4576
Karma Drukpa: 646-291-9751
Tashi Phuri: 347-878-4835

Sat, August 10, 6:30 AM, Jackson Heights 75th Street & Broadway

Bus departs Jackson Heights at 6:30 AM;
Same day returns from center departing at 4 PM (arrives city around 9 PM)

Saturday, 8/10 - Amitayu Long Life

July 9 Bus to Center - INFO

Dear Dharma friends,
There will be bus available from New York City to upstate Palyul Retreat Center on July 9, 2013. Please contact these coordinators:

Karma: 1-646-291-9751


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