Dear all,
Please find our September 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!

Special Announcement About Kenting Tai Situpa

Please read below for an announcement about Kenting Tai Situpa.
To read the pdf version: click here.
To read the web version: click here.

Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche will visit Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery in Wappingers Falls, New York, September 23rd – 29th
For information about his visit - click here.

Guest Teachers this September

Lama Chödron will be taking a break from teaching this September.

Buddhism 101 – Guest teacher Lama Tsultar teaches the basic Buddhist concept of The Fortunate Human Rebirth at KDC on September 18

– Lunch with the Lama –
Join us for a potluck lunch with Lama Tsultar at 2:00 after his teaching at KDC on Sept. 18.

Lama Tsultar (David Miller) took the refuge vow in 1999 from his root teacher Lama Norlha Rinpoche. In 2007, he completed the traditional three year retreat at Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery in New York earning the title of Lama.

His main teachers include Lama Norlha Rinpoche, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Lama Willa Miller.

His teachings emphasize traditional Tibetan Buddhist practices applied to modern life and contemporary times. Specialties range from Pure View, developing compassion through the practice of Lojong, Devotion and resting the mind in the natural state. Along with this is a strong emphasis on the integration and application of dharma practice in our lives through direct service to others.

He completing a Bachelors degree in Nursing in 2015 and works as a nurse in Charlottesville, Va.

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.

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 Sunday.)


AND SEND THEM TO Marilyn Goldberg (

Kagyu DC's September Dharma Schedule

Teachings by Lama Chödron ongoing

Lama Chödron is teaching (via Skype) from Ringu Tulku's book, Path to Buddhahood, and Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation on selected Sundays at Noon

Lama Chödron will be taking a break from teaching this September.

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 at 12:15 pm

This September guest teacher Lama Tsultar teaches the basic Buddhist concept of The Fortunate Human Rebirth at KDC on the 18th

We study basic Kagyu texts with Lama Chödron
through her regularly scheduled Skype or in person teachings.
Other Lamas who are teachers also come to KDC.
Ringu Tulku, Path to Buddhahood
Traleg Rinpoche, Karma: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters

Regular Programming:

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

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.

September 4: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
September 11: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
September 18: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices
11:00 - Noon: Regular practice
Noon - 1:00: Lama Chödron teaching via Skype
September 25: Meditation (shinay), Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Amitabha Practices


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.

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 9/5/16

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