Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche, is the founder and spiritual director of PKMC. Tibetan Buddhist scholar, monastic, and meditation teacher, he was sent to teach in the USA by his main teacher, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.

Why We Are Named Pema Karpo

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The more we know ourselves the happier we will be - KGR

We do not have a prerequisite for new people prior to attending. Both sessions are free, open and everyone is welcome. Rinpoche often says that a dharma center is a place for everyone to come, relax and be present together. It is a place to be happy.

Cushions, chairs and chant books are available at the center. You can also bring your own cushion if you have one you like to use for meditation.

Our Friday night and Sunday morning sessions are streamed:


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Pema Karpo Meditation Center Schedule

Friday Night we have meditation from 7-8 PM. We will be sitting for one hour in 20 minute sessions with a short time of stretching and breathing exercises in the middle.

Sunday Morning Service is from 11AM-12:30 PM. We will have 20 minutes of meditation followed by chants in English and a talk by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche.

New CLASS: January 14 - Feburary 18, 2018 Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche will be teaching a class on The Ketaka Jewel by Mipham Rinpoche. Sundays starting at 1 PM.

Refuge Recovery Meeting Saturday 2:30 PM - www.refugerecovery.org

Afternoon silent meditation sessions have been cancelled until further notice.

Southhaven, MS Schedule

Meditation Session on Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 PM at MR Davis Public Library in Southaven, MS (8554 Northwest Dr, Southaven, MS 38671)

Monthly Sangha Lunch

1st Sunday of each month - Lunch after service at Thai Basil - 2845 Bartlett Blvd, Bartlett, TN 38134. Located on Bartlett Blvd. just south of the intersection of Bartlett Blvd and Stage Rd. In shopping center across from Kroger.

We are located between the red roofed Vietnamese Buddhist Temple complex and the Breath of Life Church. Look for a wooden fence and turn in the driveway. Park in the lot and walk up to the small yellow building coming in the middle door with the concrete accessibility ramp. Leave your shoes on the shoe racks and come into the meditation room.

Located on eleven acres in Memphis, TN, Pema Karpo Meditation Center is inspired and guided by the teachings of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhism. The center welcomes local and regional practitioners who come for meditation, dharma teachings, classes and celebrations.