Our Dharma Study Group

In this weekly session, we participate in group study and discussion of a Dharma text from our lineage. We pick texts that are of interest to both new and long-term students, and we generally alternate between introductory material and more advanced topics. Our objective is to stimulate discussion about the Dharma and how it applies to our everyday lives. The study group is a great place for beginners to start as there are many opportunities to ask questions of more experienced practitioners. We begin each session with a period of sitting meditation. Please feel free to attend any one or more classes. New participants are welcome at any time.

Study Group Schedule


  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Sitting meditation
  • 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Group discussion and study

 Current Study Session

We are currently taking the summer to study and practice Ngondro. Through September 6 the Wednesday night Study Group will be working on the Ngondro, the Tibetan practice of Refuge and Boddhichitta, Purification, Offering, and Devotion.  If you are curious about what the Ngondro practice is, or just want to continue the practice that you’ve done for years, please join us.  All are welcome!

In September and early October, we’ll be continuing and deepening the study of Tonglen, introduced to us by Lama Jinpa on his teaching weekend Sept. 2-3. 


Other Details

We rely on membership dues and donations to maintain our center. Your offerings are greatly appreciated. Suggested donation (not required) for each class is $10.

For further information, please email us at piedmont.ktc.info@gmail.com or call 919-968-9426.

Come enjoy this opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest with others interested in the Dharma.