WHO WE ARE
In 1984, Ven. Peling Rinpoche formed the Palyul Foundation of Canada, an incorporated, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the teachings of the Nyingma lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism, with particular emphasis on the traditions of the Palyul school, which is headed by His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, its twelfth throne holder.
The Foundation funds and maintains Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong, a 350 acre temple and retreat centre, nestled at the base of southern Ontario’s highest peak, Mount Moriah, and surrounded by serene woodlands north of the village of Madoc. We offer private rooms for short- or long-term retreats 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.
The Foundation issues official Canadian tax deductible receipts for all donations which go to the preservation and maintenance of the centre and its programs, the support of monks and nuns, and the upkeep and enlargement of its extensive library.
Our public teaching and event program runs from late Spring to late November. We are closed to public during the winter months, but are still open for personal retreats if booked well in advance. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest information on our events.