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 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
Summer 2014 Program
This Summer we are pleased to offer a regular program of weekend classes and retreats at Orgyan Dzong and in Toronto. This season we have simplified our schedule at Orgyan Dzong to make it easier for people to drop in for a session or decide to stay the whole weekend. We have also added one day Shamatha Retreats on Aug. 9 and Sept. 6 where people can come for one session or stay the entire day. Ven. Lama Jigme is also starting a new Introduction to Buddhism series which starts July 26 and continues on Aug. 30 and Sept. 20. Ven. Lama Jigme has resumed his series of meditation classes in Toronto and will continue them throughout 2014. Please visit our Program Schedule and Calendar for more details. Looking forward to seeing you!
Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong’s 30th Anniversary
On the weekend of July 5 and 5 we celebrated Orgyan Dzong’s 30th anniversary with various rituals and ceremonies honouring Peling Rinpoche, the centre’s founder, and Padmasambhava, the patriarch of Tibetan Buddhism whose birthday falls on the same day the centre was founded on July 7, 1984. Our celebrations included abundant offering rituals to the Gurus, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Dharma Protectors and all sentient beings, a ritual of purification and recollection of the state of realization, and the offering of lamps. By means of these ceremonies, we marked the auspicious occasion of the centre’s 30th year, expressed our gratitude to its founder and the lineage of enlightened gurus whose teachings we practice, and made auspicious prayers for the centre, the world and all its beings.
The centre has come a long way from its dilapidated beginning, with decades of profound teachings by Peling Rinpoche, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, and other holy lamas plus the hard work of many, many people to turn the centre into a dignified place to practice the Dharma.
Official Announcement of the Recognition of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s Reincarnation
It is a matter of great joy and pleasure to inform all the disciples and well-wishers of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche residing around the globe that our beloved root guru has been reborn in Tibet. According to His Holiness Jadrel Rinpoche’s prophecy letter, Penor Rinpoche’s Yangsi (reincarnated being), was born near Leten Tramo Drag or Dung Lung Tramo Drag, the sacred place where the Nyingthing Yabshyi (The Four Cycles of Heart Essence Teachings) was revealed. Based upon this prophecy letter, combined with pure visions of Tulku Thubten Palzang Rinpoche, the Yangsi was authentically recognized. Please visit this page for more details.