Palyul Retreat Center - 2021 Summer Retreat

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

Virtual Retreat Webcast Globally

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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

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We will conduct class reviews led by our Palyul Tulkus and Khenpos and augmented with study materials which may include teaching recordings from His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. With the exception of Ngondro, you must have completed the class you apply for in order to participate.

Vajra Master


Kyabje Gyangkhang Chogtrul Rinpoche



Webcasting live from Namdroling Monastery

HE Chogtrul Gyangkhang Rinpoche leads our retreat this year as Vajra Master. He will join some of our morning sessions and may give a heart teaching when appropriate.

Read more about HE Chogtrul Gyangkhang Rinpoche here.

Chief Advisor


Kyabje Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche


HH Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche will serve as our adviser during the retreat, helping us provide the students with the best possible online experience.
HE Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche se

Learn more about HH Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche here.

Guest Teachers

Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche and Khenchen Namdrol

Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche (far left) and Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche (center) are, with Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (right), the senior most Khenchens at Namdroling Monastery's Ngaygur Nyingma Institute. They will teach on topics to be announced that will be webcast.

Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche’s biography

Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s biography

Our Retreat Teachers

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche


Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche is our beloved Khenchen, having offered teachings at our retreat since it was founded without ceasing. He will lead the 5, 6, 7 and 8th year class reviews.

Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche’s biography

Khenpo Kunsang Dechen Rinpoche


Khenpo Kunsang Dechen graduated from Namdroling Monastery Monastic College with top honors. He has received countless teachings and transmissions from the greatest masters of our time, including Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kyabje Penor Rinpoche, Kyabje Khenpo Ngagchtung, Kyabje Lama Achok Rinpoche, and the three Khenchens of Namdroling Monastery.

Khenpo Kunsang Dechen Rinpoche’s biography

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche


Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche completed the Shedra program at the Nyagyur Nyingma Institute in 1995 and was assigned by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche to teach students in the United States.

Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche’s biography

Class Lamas


Classes will start in the temple and then be split up into pre-assigned breakout rooms where students will practice with their lamas and receive refresher teachings from our retreat masters.

Meet our class lamas here

Hope to see you at our virtual retreat. May all beings benefit. May you be well.

Love,
Communications Team