Annual and ongoing events and workshops for people of all walks of life

Contemplative Practices

Mindfulness and Compassion Training – Scientific research shows that training of the mind enhances our skill in focused attention, regulating our emotions and increases our capacity for compassion for self and others.

Annual Retreat

Jigme Rinpoche, the Palmo Center’s Founder and Director, leads insightful and transformative retreats. The topics of these retreats always focus upon opening the mind and heart, as well as creating a greater sense of well being for the good of all.


The Palmo Center offers services that encompass common interests, which provide opportunities for study, contemplation, and implementation. These workshops cover a variety of heartfelt topics, such as Compassion in Action, and Caring for the Dying.

Public Talks

Through the scope of his belief that genuine happiness can be experienced as a deep sense of fulfillment, one which arises from an exceptionally healthy mind, Jigme Rinpoche speaks on various subjects upon request. Past topics have included, Dealing with Addictions, Overcoming Depression and Anxiety, and Love and Relationships. 

Inter-Religious Dialogues

We offer services aimed at fostering harmony, understanding, acceptance, and sharing between different religious and spiritual traditions. These services are offered for individuals and institutions. For more information you may call 541-335-1225.


Through the view of disciplines, such as neuroscience, psychology, economics, medicine, ecology, and contemplative traditions, these discourses highlight their interconnectedness and our experience of them in this world. The Palmo Center offers our symposiums in conjunction with educational institutions to instill intellectual curiosity of the human potential. 

Annual Dalai Lama Commemorative Lecture

In celebration of the Dalai Lama’s visit to our community, Jigme Rinpoche, along with other esteemed guests, offer this commemorative lecture. Lecture content has included: cultivating compassion, environmental stewardship, wellness, and honoring diversity. Speakers Dr. Arun Gandhi, Dr. Thupten Jinpa, and others have brought their wisdom and expertise to audiences since 2014. 

Tibet Night

This annual event celebrates the Tibetan culture of peace and wisdom through art, music, lore, and discourse. It features guest speakers, live music, traditional Tibetan art displays, slide shows, community interactive tables, and silent auctions. Don’t miss out on the fun!


There are times in life when we are not sure what is the best decision to make, what is the best direction to follow, or who is the best person from whom to seek guidance. If you would like to have a private meeting with Jigme Rinpoche to seek direction or help handling difficult situations with wisdom and skill, you may schedule an appointment by calling 541-335-1225 or emailing

Palmo Center for Peace and Education

P.O. Box 7866
Springfield, OR 97475


Phone: 541-335-1225

Registered 501 (c) (3) Non-profit

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