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...

Long Life Empowerment Weekend - Lama Dance

The weekend of August 3 and 4th will include the Long Life Empowerment granted by our retreat master, His Eminence Gyangkhang Rinpoche. Saturday, August 10, we'll have the yearly Lama Dance and Community Program. Hope you can join us!

News - Monthly Meet-up, Early-bird discount

Early Bird Discount Extension
We are going to extend the June 10 registration deadline to June 16 as the office can only be open on June 16 for acceptance of credit cards. Please call between 1 PM and 4 PM with your credit card number to take advantage of this program!

Monthly Meetup
We have a monthly Meetup for meditation led by monks in residence or senior students. Our upcoming dates are:
June 19
June 23
July 17

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.

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!

Center Skype

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

Webcasts from the Retreat Center

We'd like to invite you to join in the daily practice at the retreat center. This is a great opportunity to carry through the basic practices of the retreat from your own home. If you are in the office, bring a headset and you can listen as you work, while keeping in mind the sacredness of the chants you hear.

Webcasts from the retreat center are done daily at 7 AM and 9 AM. When "live," you can view these here: Retreat Broadcast

Or visit any of these previously recorded webcasts:


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