Palyul US Summer Retreat
Liberation is in the Palm of Your Hand!
Summer Retreat Manual and Guide
July 10 - August 10: Main Retreat (join our mailing list to be updated should schedule change)
The late Third Holiness Penor Rinpoche founded the Palyul Retreat Center in 1998 on land located near the town of McDonough, north of the Catskill mountains of New York State. The retreat center spans an area of approximately 500 acres and is the site of annual summer retreats, and of ongoing practices conducted by monks stationed in the United States by the late Kyabje Penor Rinpoche. With advance permission, the center may be used by those who wish to conduct a personal weekend retreat (except during winter months). In the future, facilities will be available for extended personal retreats.
Every summer, formally organized retreats are held at the center beginning with the July 4th weekend "fasting, purification, and compassion" Nyungné retreat conducted by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche. This is followed by the annual summer retreats which last from July 10 to August 10. Ngondrö, Tsa Lung, Dzogchen Tögyal and Trekchö, as well as other upper level retreats are offered.
**All programs are subject to change as deemed necessary.