Welcome! In 1984, Ven. Peling Rinpoche formed the Palyul Foundation of Canada to facilitate people’s direct experience of the teachings and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism, emphasizing the profound Palyul lineage within Tibet’s most ancient Buddhist tradition, the Nyingma. Our primary venue is Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong, a public temple and Buddhist retreat facility nestled at the base of southern Ontario’s highest peak, Mount Moriah. Surrounded by serene woodlands north of the village of Madoc, the retreat offers you ongoing opportunities to deepen your spiritual life through the availability of private rooms for short- or long-term retreat for beginner and advanced Buddhist practitioners; regular group practice sessions led by our resident spiritual director, Ven. Lama Jigme; and periodic events with contemporary lineage masters at the centre and elsewhere. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest info. We hope to see you soon!
News and Announcements
His Eminence Gyangkhang Rinpoche to Bestow the Longchen Nyingthig Three Roots and Consecrate the new Buddha Statue from August 20-21.
With the seven-foot statue of Shakyamuni nearing completion and the renovations to Orgyan Dzong’s temple and installation of it new shrines complete, Lama Jigme has invited His Eminence Gyangkhang Rinpoche to bestow the initiations of the Three Roots (Lama, Yidam and Dakini) of the Longchen Nyingthig and to consecrate the Buddha statue. More details are now available.
Calm and Clear: The Buddhist Practice of Mental Quiescence Meditation
Learning to calm one’s mind and free oneself from the ongoing torrent of distracting mental phenomena are essential, foundational skills needed for all further Buddhist practice. Each month on selected Sundays at 1:00pm at Orgyan Dzong, Lama Jigme will provide introductory instruction and ongoing guidance in the practice of mental quiescence meditation and meditation practice sessions. Next class will be on Sunday, September 4.