Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub

A nonprofit organization

$15,938 raised by 98 donors

A place of peace and joy. 

A place to heal and help others to heal.

Founded in 1985 by H.E. Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo Rinpoche under the guidence of H.H. Penor Rinpoche.

With a welcoming atmosphere for all people, KPC upholds the Palyul lineage in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan (Vajrayana) Buddhism. 

KPC offers opportunities for you:

  • Teachings from Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and other genuine Buddhist teachers
  • A vast online treasury of teachings available on http://www.YouTube.com/KunzangPalyulCholing
  • Teachings webcast Wednesdays and Sundays on http://www.tara.org
  • Prayer Room open to all for prayer or meditation 24 hours a day
  • Ongoing 24-hour unceasing prayer for the planet 
  • Sitting meditation every Saturday and Sunday at 10am
  • Regular classes in meditation and the Basics of Buddhism
  • Classes that teach children and teens ways to cultivate courage, kindness and care for the planet 
  • Daily Tsog (food offering) practices offered fro the benefit of all 
  • Stupas - fully consecrated structures that are the embodiment of enlightened mind
  • The Palyul Peace Park: Stupas, meditation gardens and walking trails
  • A lending library 
  • A large, open, diverse community and worldwide network of participants

Help for the homeless, the hungry and the hurting

KPC monks and nuns spearhead a thrice weekly lunch program for feeding the homeless, nourishment that doubles as a valuable conduit so people without homes can also gain access to other services and help.

Through KPC's prison outreach, KPC monks and nuns offer inmates spiritual support, reading materials and guidance. Over three decades, hundreds of prisoners have received in-person visits,  while thousands more have participated in correspondence

KPC monks and nuns also help families and individuals in crisis or in pain. With minds grounded in contemplation, meditation and prayer, KPC's ordained community offers kindness, solace and support.

For the birds

KPC's Garuda Aviary provides life-long sanctuary for abused and neglected parrots. Volunteers and the Aviary's caretaker also work to educate people about and advocate against the abusive and destructive international parrot trade industry.

Prayer without ceasing 

Since 1985, the 24-hour Prayer Vigil has offered unceasing prayer for the planet. If you'd like to make a prayer request for yourself or others, please visit: http://www.tara.org/prayers/. 


Organization Data


Organization name

Kunzang Odsal Palyul Changchub

Tax id (EIN)



Community Humanitarian Aid


PO BOX 88 18400 River Road