INTRODUCTION K unzang Palyul Chöling was founded in 1985 by Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, the reincarnation of Gen- yenma Ahkön Lhamo, the sister of Rigdzin Kunzang Sherab, the First Throneholder of the Palyul lineage. In 1987 an American woman, Alyce Zeoli was formally recognized by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche as a tulku or the intentional reincarnation of one who is reborn solely to benefit others. His Holiness had quietly con- ferred with other high lamas for two years, including the previous Supreme Head of the Nyingmapa, His Holi- ness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and Dzongnang Rinpoche before recog- nizing her reincarnation. This marked the first time ever that a Western woman had been so recognized. Kunzang Palyul Chöling (KPC) follows the Vajrayana Buddhist path accord- ing to the Palyul monastic tradition. Toward that end, KPC has provided a place of spiritual refuge, teaching and healing for tens of thousands of visitors and practitioners from around the world for over 28 years. KPC’s mission is to alleviate suf- fering in all its forms. In addition to hosting all the major lamas from Palyul Monastery, as well as many others from the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages, who have offered thou- sands of traditional teachings, KPC has rescued hundreds of abused animals, helped the homeless, the imprisoned and the hungry.