Newcomers, Old Timers, All Are Welcome

Dear all,
Please find our October schedule below.
Special events are listed first, followed by details on regular programs.

Email for more information.
We hope to see you at the Center this month!

KagyuDC turns 20!

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of KDC with us
at our monastery, Kagyu Thubten Chöling, in Wappingers Falls, NY.

When: November 22 to 24.
Where: Kagyu Thubten Chöling (KTC)

RSVP to:
We will try to organize ride sharing.

If you plan to stay overnight at Thubten Chöling,
make your reservation at

KDC's October Dharma Schedule

Seminal Buddhist Teachings by Lama Chödron

Lama Chödron is usually teaching on selected Sundays via Zoom.
This month Lama Chödron is travelling to visit family and teachers,
so she won't be able to teach us during October.

Many of you have had the opportunity to be taught by Lama Chödron and know what an inspired and inspiring teacher she is. Read bio.

Follow Lama Chödron on her beautiful blog site: Click here.

New course September and October based on Mingyur Rinpoche's fabuloius new book, In Love with the World. See below for details.

Lama Chödron will be integrating her teachings with an online course through Mingyur Rinpoche's organization, Tergar, which has really excellent online resources. The class is called "Dying Every Day" and will be based on Mingyur Rinpoche's new book, In Love with the World. If you haven't read it yet, it is a wonderfully inspiring account of the first part of Mingyur Rinpoche's four-year wandering retreat, how he practiced with nature of mind in the most difficult conditions imaginable (and how challenging it was even for him), and the near-death experience that really catalyzed and transformed his realization.

This course is administered through Tergar's Vajrayana Online program. This course is recommended, but not required. Registration for the Tergar course involves a monthly fee (paid automatically via a credit card). The fee is quite reasonable for the resources you gain access to: $50/month for access to all the courses, and just $25/month if you can't afford $50 (no questions asked, you just sign up for either option).

You can sign up for the Tergar course by clicking here. (Opens in new window.)

We also study basic Kagyu texts with Lama Chödron
through her regularly scheduled Zoom or in person teachings.
Other Lamas who are teachers also come to KDC. Click to read bios.
Ringu Tulku, Path to Buddhahood
Traleg Rinpoche, Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters
Gampopa, Ornament of Precious Liberation
Jamgon Kongtrul, Great Path of Awakening

Regular Programs:

Sangha Schedule – Sundays, 11am – 1pm

Meditation (shinay), plus practices of:
Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Short Amitabha Practice
With Medicine Buddha and Amitabha practices,
we support those who are sick and who have died.
Medicine Buddha (prayers for the sick)
Amitabha (prayers for those who have died recently)

Practice starts promptly at 11:00 so that we have time for everything.

October 6: Meditation
11:00 – 1:00: Meditation (shamata & shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices

October 13: Meditation
11:00 – 1:00: Meditation (shamata & shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices

October 20: Meditation
11:00 – 1:00: Meditation (shamata & shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices

October 27: Meditation and Teaching
11:00 – 1:00: Meditation (shamata & shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices

Saturdays, 10:45 am – Noon

Saturday Morning Meditation @ Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th Street, SE   (4th and Independence Ave., SE)
      See church web page »       See map »
(Email for more information.)

Join KDC in helping the homeless

Please drop off non-perishable foods and warm clothing at KDC.Consider donating food and coats to the homeless who visit Shirley's Place Day Center. Non-perishable foods, especially comfort foods, such as frozen lasagna or mac and cheese, are much welcomed. Coats, especially in larger sizes, are too. All will be given to Shirley's Place Day Center, a drop-in center for our homeless Capitol Hill neighbors. (Read more) Shirley's Place is run by social service arm of the Capitol Hill Group Ministry, to which KDC belongs.


Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong is a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Washington, DC. We are located at 1519 D Street SE, Washington, DC. For more information, including directions, please visit


Welcome to Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong
a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Washington, D.C.

We welcome anyone who is interested in study and practise of meditation
and Tibetan Buddhism.

Kagyu DC maintains a dharma center on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
We have regular meditation & chanting weekly as well as visiting teachers
and scholars and an ongoing lecture series. See Events for current listings.

For more information
contact us at 202 302-3865
or or email us at
Updated 10/17/19

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