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...

Mandala Offering 2020

For those wishing to make offerings as part of the retreat, use this link. Or click "read more" for other methods to offer.

Summer Retreat 2020 Schedule

Welcome to this year's summer retreat. While we will not have our class teachings this year and the upstate center remains quarantined, we are happy to be able to join together in practicing through the internet.

We hope you will be able to join us!
Please register here so we can keep you informed about special practice and teaching schedules.

Click here for schedule and details.

Announcement Regarding 2020 Summer Retreat from the Heart Sons

Summer Retreat to be held virtually. The full schedule is below. We are still working out all the details, but wanted you to have the opportunity to "save the date." Read more...

Retreat Center is currently not accepting visitors

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 as it is possible that you and several others could appear at the same time and break this rule. We'll keep you posted as things change. We miss you!

Join us for our online summer retreat by visiting

May all beings benefit!

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.

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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