The Rigzin Phodrang U.S.A.
Rigdzin Phodrang in Gaithersburg, Maryland is a Buddhist congregation under the spiritual direction of Ralo Rinpoche and H.H. Khyungtrul Rinpoche, an accomplished spiritual teacher of the Nyingma Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
H.E. Ralo Rinpoche was born in Tibet in 1933 and first taught in the Washington, DC area in 1987. Rigdzin Phodrang, which can be translated from Tibetan as: “palace of awareness-holders,” was established in 1995 by Rinpoche to serve the growing local group of his students. His main temple is at Nepal and he has other centers in Taiwan (Taipei, HawLei, Kaoshiung), which he visits each year. He has gradually acquired more and more disciples as a results of his blessings, teachings, and great compassion.
Rigdzin Phodrang, USA is a non-profit (501c) organization. Our main goal is to practice and share the Buddhist Teachings of the Tibetan Nyingma tradition.
Regular practice sessions and beginning classes on mediation are scheduled. Also, when H.E. Ralo Rinpoche is in residence, a variety of teachings, retreats and empowerments are scheduled.
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