About Us

Bardor Tulku Rinpoche (Photo Credit: 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.

With Rinpoche’s blessing, we have been meeting and practicing together since April 2009. In May 2011, we began using the name Palchen Study Group Battle Creek.

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

Palchen means “Great Splendor” in Tibetan.

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.