Photo by Robert Hansen-Sturm
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche [photo credit: Robert Hansen-Sturm]

Palchen Study Groups are informal groups of students that have formed in connection with Kunzang Palchen Ling to pursue their study and practice of vajrayana Buddhism under the spiritual direction of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.

Palchen means “Great Splendor” in Tibetan.

With Rinpoche’s blessing, we were given permission to become a Palchen Study Group during his visit to Kalamazoo in September 2016.

We believe in a non-sectarian approach to Buddhism and respect all religious traditions.

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche is recognized as the third incarnation of Terchen Barway Dorje—the incarnation of Nupchen Sangye Yeshe, one of the five principle disciples of Guru Rinpoche.

Bardor Rinpoche is founder and spiritual head of Kunzang Palchen Ling (KPL) in Red Hook, NY, and for 30 years was instrumental in helping establish Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in Woodstock, NY. Rinpoche now spends his time working to firmly establish Kunzang Palchen Ling for the benefit of all beings—especially students in the West.