Do Ngak Kunphen Ling

Tibetan Buddhist Center For Universal Peace

Something for Everyone

A variety of classes to suit all levels of interest and experience.


Qualified instructors Venerable Abbot Emeritus Lobsang Jampa and Geshe Lobsang Dhargey.

Special Events

Special guest speakers, programs, retreats, and animal blessings.

Community Activities

A variety of activities, such as yoga, book club, movie nights, special talks, and charitable fundraisers.

Programs for Children

Open to the community: games, songs, and guided meditations to support the practice of compassion and kindness.

Practicing Generosity

Support our center by offering your time, resources and involvement.


Classes & Special Events

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  • His One Hundred Spiritual Instructions to the Dingri People is a very famous and pithy text, encapsulating instructions for liberation. Dr. David "Komodo" Kittay specializes in translating Buddhist texts and teaching courses at Columbia University

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  • Artist Eva Lee will present her Fulbright Research on 10th to 12th century Buddhist mandalas conducted in ancient Tibetan monasteries of Spiti, Lahaul, and Ladakh. Her talk will include showing photos of the astonishing mandalas discovered on her Himalayan journey,

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  • Dr. Lorne Ladner, Ph.D., has served as director of The Guhyasamaja Center for over 12 years. Dr. Ladner is also a clinical psychologist in private practice Centreville, VA.

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  • HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE Taking responsibility for our own happiness requires imagination, courage, resilience and a great deal of discipline.

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  • What does it mean for an American to study and practice Buddhism? This special talk will provide reflections of early American encounters with Tibetan Buddhism. Paul G. Hackett holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Columbia University.

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  • Monlam Chenmo, also known as The Great Prayer Festival, is the most important Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the year.

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Mission and Vision

DNKL promotes Universal Peace through Tibetan Buddhist teachings in order to create enlightened world citizens who work to end the suffering of all beings.


Under the guidance of Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, Do Ngak Kunphen Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace draws on the spiritual tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the humanitarian visions of Maurice Pate to achieve the following goals:

1. Conduct classes on Buddhist philosophy and meditation on a regular basis. Since the heart of Buddhist meditation is nonsectarian in nature, the classes will be open to people of all religious traditions and to those with no particular religious affiliation.

2. Offer systematic and graduated levels of training in Buddhist moral discipline, meditative concentration, and transformative wisdom so that participants can incorporate such thought and practice in their daily lives. The courses will be based on the tradition of Buddhist Sutra and Tantra that enjoys an unbroken lineage of transmission from the time of Shakyamuni Buddha.

3. Conduct short and long-term retreats and facilitate solitary retreats.

4. Host public talks, spiritual festivals, and other community events where families can participate.

5. Engage in the community with humanitarian events such as partnerships with secular organizations, share the Buddhist perspective on compassion with local universities, support initiatives in social and emotional learning education, offer children’s programs, and provide aid to Tibetan monks and children with basic education and health needs.

Our classes on Buddhism, Meditation & Special Events

Learn about the classes we offer in a variety of Buddhist Practices. These programs are geared to all levels of learning and practice. Follow this link ……

Learn The Meaning of
Do Ngak Kunphen Ling

We've loosely translated it as "Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace": A place where sutra and tantra are combined for the good of all. But there is much more to the meaning and where it comes from.