Dear all,
Please find our November Schedule below.
Special events are listed first, followed by details on regular programming.
Email for more information.
We hope to see you at the Center this month!

Opportunity to help the homeless:

Please drop off non-perishable foods at KDC. The foods will be given to Shirley's Place Day Center, a drop-in center for our homeless Capitol Hill neighbors. Shirley's Place is run by the Capitol Hill Group Ministry, to which KDC belongs.

Lama Norlha on "The Future Buddha Maitreya"

Click here to view the video of Lama Norlha's teaching.

Visiting Lama Zangmo coming to KDC Nov 29

Lama Zangmo teaching at KDC on Sunday, November 29th
"Love and Compassion" from Ringu Tulku's Path to Buddhahood

Prayers for Lama Norlha Rinpoche

Message from Lama Jamdron:

I wanted to let you know that Lama Norlha Rinpoche has not been feeling well for the last few weeks. His doctors have not found anything dire, and Situ Rinpoche thinks he will gradually improve. On Situ Rinpoche's advice, Lama Norlha Rinpoche has requested that we accumulate the 100 syllable mantra and Benzra Guru mantras. You can share this with the sangha and people can keep track of their numbers for each mantra and then you can come up with a total for the whole group and let us know.

If people don't know the 100 syllable mantra they can just recite Benzra Guru mantras.

The Benzra Guru mantra is Guru Rinpoche's mantra (part of the Chenrezig practice that we do every Thursday evening)


AND SEND THEM TO Marilyn Goldberg (

Kagyu DC's November Dharma Schedule

Lama Zangmo teaches Sunday November 29th

Join us for a special teaching on "Love and Compassion."
11:00 - Noon: Regular practice of Medicine Buddha and Amitabha
Noon - 1:00: Lama Zangmo teaching "Love and Compassion" from Ringu Tulku's Path to Buddhahood

Teachings by Lama Chödron now ongoing

Lama Chödron is teaching (via Skype) from Ringu Tulku's book, Path to Buddhahood, on selected Sundays at noon – November 22nd & 29th

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

We can accommodate two people who cannot come to KDC but wish to log onto the teaching via Skype. Please email if you want to join us via Skype.

Dharma Study Group on selected Sundays

Join us for a discussion of:
Path to Buddhahood by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.
Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters by Traleg Rinpoche

Regular Programming:

Thursdays, 7pm – 8:30pm
The practice of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig

Keep your "mani's" coming.
Click here to go to Rinpoche's Million Mani website.

Join us on Thursdays to chant the full Chenrezig practice,
with extra time to accumulate more mantras.

November 5: No Sangha
November 12: Chenrezig Practice
November 19: Chenrezig Practice
November 26: No Sangha – Happy Thanksgiving !

Saturdays, 10:30am – Noon
Saturday Morning Meditation @ Capital Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th Street, SE   (4th and Independence Ave., SE)
Lama Wangmo teaches on Saturday, November 14
      See church web page »       See map »
(Email for more information.)

Sundays, 11am – 1pm
Meditation (shinay), Medicine Buddha, and Short Amitabha Practice
With Medicine Buddha and Amitabha practices,
we support those who are sick and who have died.

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

November 1: Sangha will be closed
November 8: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
November 15: Lama Wangmo teaches on "The Virtue of Meditation."
11:00 - Noon: Regular practice of Medicine Buddha and Amitabha
Noon: Lama Wangmo begins teaching
1:00: Potluck lunch
2:00 - 3:00: Lama Wangmo continues teaching
See flyer for more info.
November 22: Meditation (shinay), Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
Following practices – Noon – Lama Chödron teaching.
November 29: Lama Zangmo teaches on "Love and Compassion."
11:00 - Noon: Regular practice of Medicine Buddha and Amitabha
Noon - 1:00: Lama Zangmo teaching "Love and Compassion" from Ringu Tulku's Path to Buddhahood


Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong is a Tibetan Buddhist Community in Washington, DC. We are located at 1519 D Street SE, Washington, DC, and operate under the guidance of the Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche. 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.

We hold Introduction to Meditation classes the first Thursday of each month.

Kagyu DC maintains a dharma center on Capitol Hill
under the guidance of the Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche,
who leads a group of dharma centers along the east coast.

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 11/17/15

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