Registration is now open for the 2024 Annual Summer Retreat at the Palyul Retreat Centre in Upstate New York from July 10-Aug 10.  Please visit their site for more information on how to register.


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.  Our Spiritual Director is Chogtrul Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche.

Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong is a 350 acre 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, Chogtrul 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.