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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.

Our Summer event schedule is now available and more events will be added over the next few weeks.  Highlights of upcoming events are Sunyata: Unpacking Emptiness on August 5 when Norm Braden will guide you through an afternoon exploration of “sunyata,” or “emptiness.” And on August 18, Lama Samten will hold a full day workshop on Letting Go where you have a chance to receive the present of presence.  You are also welcome to join us on July 22 as we celebrate the 34th Anniversary of Orgyan Dzong which falls on the same day as the birth of Padmasambhava.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Medicine Buddha Practice

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

34th Anniversary of Orgyan Dzong

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Amitabha Buddha Meditation

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunyata: Unpacking Emptiness

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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