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The 8th Kenting Tai Situpa Chokyi Jugne founded the great Palpung monastery in 1727. "Pal" means glorious, "Pung" means to gather. For this reason the name Palpung, derived from the combination of the two words has been applied to the institution. Palpung means glorious union of study and practice.
Palpung is the Karma Kagyu mother monastery in Eastern Tibet, and has more than 180 branch monasteries and temples throughout several Chinese and Tibetan districts. Students from these branch monasteries travel to Palpung Monastery to study ritual, art, retreat practices, and scholarly texts.
The current seat of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa in India, Palpung Sherabling, has been renamed Palpung Sherabling monastic seat.






This program is open to everyone, long-term Buddhists as well as non-Buddhists willing to learn the foundation of meditation and Buddhist universal wisdom.

Discovering the Buddha Within is an experiential learning program of the Buddha Dharma created as part of the vast vision of Guru Vajradhara His Holiness the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa. The aim of this curriculum is to explain the essence of the Buddha's teachings in an easy and understandable yet comprehensive way. This three-year curriculum follows the Buddha's teachings on the Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma, followed by the sacred transmission of four tantras that correspond to three gradual levels of discovering the ultimate nature of the mind and phenomena. For each level, the teacher will explain the view (intellectual understanding), meditation (experiential understanding), and application (applying this understanding to change one's daily habits) of the topics according to Shravakayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.

Meditations that form the core part of each level are divided into two sections: Shamatha (calm abiding) and Vipashyana (advanced insight).

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