Terchen Barway Dorje (Artist – Wendy Harding)
Terchen Barway Dorje (Artist – Wendy Harding)

We are a Tibetan Buddhist meditation and study group located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We practice within the Barway Dorje treasure lineage and the oral lineage known as the Dakpo Kagyu. These lineages authentically transmit the profound teachings and unsurpassed blessings of Vajrayana Buddhism.

We regularly host qualified Buddhist teachers who give teachings, lead retreats, and conduct ceremonies.

We welcome you to join us! See our weekly schedule.


Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, during his visit in April 2018, suggested students and friends of Palchen Study Group Kalamazoo study two books: The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, Translated by the Padmakara Translation Group (2006). And, The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva, by Kunzang Pelden (2007).