Under the guidance of Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, Do Ngak Kunphen Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace draws on the spiritual tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to impart the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. DNKL offers classes and training in Buddhist moral discipline, meditative concentration, and transformative wisdom.
About 65 miles from New York City, DNKL offers Dharma classes and retreats on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation. Additionally, there are special events throughout the year. DNKL is also available for group rentals and personal retreats.
DNKL comprises a portion of the original estate of John Read, after whom the town of Redding (CT) took its name, and was the former residence of Martha and Maurice Pate. Maurice Pate was the founding director of UNICEF, the United Nation's Children's Fund, and Martha Lucas Pate was a scholar of religion and philosophy and president of Sweet Briar College.