Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our public event schedule is currently postponed and the Centre is not open for visitors or personal retreats until further notice.  Please sign up for our newsletter to receive news on when we will be re-opening.  If you are interested in practicing online, the following Palyul Centres are offering online programs through Zoom.


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, Tulkudawa 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.