Thanka of the 8th Kenting Tai Situpa Chokyi Jugne   Buddha Maitreya Statue

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Palpung Australasia

Welcome to the website of Palpung Australasia, representing the Palpung centres of Australia and New Zealand under the spiritual direction of Vajradhara 12th Kenting Tai Situpa, Pema Donyo Nyingche Wangpo.

The 8th Kenting Tai Situpa Chokyi Jugne founded the great Palpung monastery of Tibet in 1727 which then became the seat of the Tai Situpas and the Karma Kagyu mother monastery in Kham, Eastern Tibet. The current seat in exile of the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa is Palpung Sherabling in India. Palpung means the glorious union of study and practice; "Pal" means glorious and "Pung" means to gather.

Palpung is renowned for its rich tradition in practice, study and ritual as well as a centre for living art and culture. The aim of Palpung Australasia is to preserve these precious living traditions and make them available to students through its centres. Palpung Australasia is under the guidance of Abbot Ven. Choje Lama Shedrup.