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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We have sitting meditation and a talk on Friday night from 7-8:30 PM and a Sunday service from 11 AM -12:30 PM which includes meditation, chanting in English and a talk with time for questions. Both sessions are led by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche. After the sessions Rinpoche is usually available for individual and group meetings.

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.

Friday Night is a Meditation Class with Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche from 7-8 PM. We will be sitting for one hour in 20 minute sessions. Rinpoche gives guided meditation using breathing techniques. The meditation will be followed by a talk on meditation with time for Q&A.
Sunday Morning Service with Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche at Pema Karpo Meditation Center from 11AM-12:30PM. We will have 20 minutes of sitting followed by chants, Rinpoche's always helpful dharma talk and a time for questions.

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.

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