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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:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pema-karpo-meditation-center

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We are a federally recognized non-profit 501c3 organization. Donations are tax exempt according to law.

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 a talk and then chants in English.

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)

After Sunday Service Schedule Begins between 12:45 - 1 PM (Download)

Sunday After Service Schedule
1st Sunday
Lunch at Thai Basil - 2845 Bartlett BlvdBartlettTN 38134 Cross Streets: On Bartlett Blvd just South of the intersection of Bartlett Blvd and Stage Rd. In shopping center across from Kroger.
2nd Sunday
Caring for Our Center – Projects both inside and outside to maintain and enhance Pema Karpo
3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays
The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhisattvacharyāvatāra) Study Group
This is an open study group that meets the of the month at Pema Karpo Meditation Center after the regular service. The recommended study texts are the root text, The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva and translated by the Padmakara Translation Group, and the commentary on this text, No Time To Lose by Pema Chodron. (See center bulletin board for each meeting’s discussion group leader and readings.) OK to drop in anytime.

Bring something to snack on for the 2nd – 5th Sundays.

We are located between the red roofed Vietnamese Buddhist Temple complex with the red brick and iron fencing 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.