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, no matter what your tradition; 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
Spring 2014 Program
Please note that due to local flooding, events this coming weekend (April 19–20) are cancelled. The road to the centre is under two feet of water. Hopefully, the water will go down soon and we can resume our 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 two one day Shamatha Retreats on May 17 and June 28 where people can come for one session or stay the entire day. Beginning April 27, Ven. Lama Jigme is resuming 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 July 7, we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the founding of Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong by Ven. Peling Tulku Rinpoche - a date which coincidentally falls on the birthday of Padmasambhava and the Heruka Ganachakra both thirty years ago and again this year. 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.