Orgyan Dzong is currently closed to the public for until late Spring.  If you are interested in practicing online, the following Palyul Centres are offering programs in person and through Zoom.

Registrations are now being accepted for the 26th Annual Palyul Summer Retreat (July 10 to Aug. 10), as well as the Nyungne Retreat in Upper New York State.  This year’s retreat master, H. H. Chogtrul Gyangkhang Rinpoche, along with several other tulkus and khenpos will be there for the many teachings and empowerments to be offered at the retreat. The Palyul Summer Retreat was initiated in 1998 by H.H. Pema Norbu Rinpoche so that North American students could receive the same level of teachings as those in Namdroling Monastery. The retreat is open to anyone interested in learning the doctrine and practices of Tibetan Buddhism. If you cannot attend the full month, registrations are available by the week or by the day. The Nyungne Retreat is a separate, but related event that happens a few days before the regular retreat, on July 1 to July 4. Nyungne is a purification practice that involves fasting and other austerity practices. 


In 1984, Ven. Peling Tulku Rinpoche established Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong which is owned and operated by the Palyul Foundation of Canada, a registered 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 headed by His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, its twelfth throne holder.

Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong is 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.  Orgyan Dzong is considered to be a sacred place which has been blessed many times by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche beginning in 1988 where he bestowed the Long Chen Nying Thig for the first time in North America. On that auspicious occasion, His Holiness was accompanied by 14 lamas including Gyaltrul Rinpoche along with the famous translator, Herbert Guenther.  His Holiness continued to visit Orgyan Dzong numerous times over the years to bestow further teachings from the Palyul Tradition.  The Centre has been a host to many other great Palyul masters including H.H. Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, Khentul Gyangkhang Rinpoche, Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, Tulku Dawa Gyalpo Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche.

The Foundation is a registered Canadian Charity and all donations are tax deductible.

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