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Tibetan Buddhist Center For Universal Peace

Do Ngak Kunphen Ling

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.

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Classes & Special Events

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  • In this half-day class, Ven. Losang Tendrol, a nun ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, explains what it means to be Buddhist.

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  • Even though we may have studied the Lam Rim and read many books about compassion and bodhicitta, that is not enough to free us from samsara. In order to completely open our hearts to others, we need to fully engage in compassion practices.

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  • Since its inauguration in the 17th century by Demo Delek Gyatso, regent to the His Holiness the 7th Dalai Lama, the Great Medicine Buddha Ceremony has been a unique tradition of Sera Mey Monastery for over 250 years.

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  • As part of the Great Medicine Buddha Cermony on November 16-17, 2019, the monks from Sera Mey will be building a Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala at DNKL. More details about the event and closing ceremoney will be added shortly.

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  • Tibetans have lived in exile in several places around the world since 1959. They have a challenge common to many refugee populations: to preserve their culture without a homeland, while living and raising their children in the foreign lands in which they live.

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  • Living Compassion II is a greatly expanded edition of the first Living Compassion event, produced and staged at the Ridgefield Playhouse in 2017. This more immersive experience of His Holiness’ life and work will inspire all to live more compassionately.

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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.