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Welcome to Albany KTC

Albany Karma Thegsum Chöling (KTC) is a Buddhist study and meditation center providing authentic teachings and practices of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

We are an affiliate center of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), the North American seat of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje; head of the 900 year old Karma Kagyu Lineage and guide to millions of Buddhists around the world.

This Month at Albany KTC

Highlights for January 2015

Special Events:
On Saturday, January 10, Lama Lodro Lhamo will give a one-day teaching on and practice of Green Tara, a female buddha.
The schedule is as follows: Teaching 9-10:30 AM and 2:30-4 PM; Green Tara practice 10:30 AM-noon and 4-5:30 PM.
Lama Lodro Lhamo is a fully ordained Buddhist nun and currently serves as the women’s retreat master at Karme Ling Retreat Center in Delhi, New York. Suggested donation $40 for the day or $20 for a half day.

On Thursday evenings at 7 we will continue our Study Group on the book The Heart is Noble, by the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

On Tuesday January 27 at 7 PM, we will have a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok practice. This is a feast offering to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings, in which we share. Preparation is at 6:30 PM. All are welcome. If you can, bring a vegetarian snack or drink such as cheese, crackers, cookies, chips, fruit, candy, nuts, juice or soda.

Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM:
Jan 4: Questions and Answers, led by Marilyn McKee. Senior students will answer questions about topics such as rebirth, karma, other realms, and vegetarian practices.
Jan 11: Teaching by Laura Roth: The Four Seals of the Buddhist View. What you need to believe to be a Buddhist.
Jan 18: Talk by Lama Zopa: My trip Nepal and India
Jan 25: Teaching by Lama Zopa: TBA

Coming Up: On Sunday, February 15, 2015, Albany KTC will hold our Annual Meeting,.

Note: A $5 donation for Sunday teachings for non-members is appreciated.

Important News!
Important Notice!
Activties for Tuesday January 27th
Have Been Cancelled

Due to the predicted severe weather all activities for Tuesday January 27th have been cancelled.

It is our hope that everyone comes through the storm safely.

This Week at Albany KTC

Week of January 19-25, 2014

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tuesday 1/20 at 7 PM we will recite the Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche.  Chenrezig is the bodhisattva of compassion which we seek to develop in ourselves.  Amitabha is the Buddha of boundless light and is associated with peace, particularly at the time of death.  Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambava) brought Buddhism to Tibet.
Thursday 1/22 at 7 PM continuation of our book discussion on The Heart is Noble by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Chapter 10 “Spiritual Paths: Integrating Life and Spirituality”.
Sunday 1/25 
  • 9 AM – 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas and the Seven Line Prayer 
  • 10 -11 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:15 Lama Zopa will teach on “Chenrezig in Daily Life”
Wishing you a blessed week ahead.
Yours in the dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
“No amount of physical “perfection” can bring lasting happiness or sustain you through life’s ups and downs. What can sustain you are your own virtuous thoughts and noble heart. No matter how things look on the outside, when you have goodness inside you, you will always have something in your heart that you can treasure.”
HH 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje in “The Heart is Noble.”

Albany KTC News

Lama Losang Retreat

On Friday Evening and Saturday, December 5 and 6 we had a wonderful teaching by Lama Losang. He gave us an rigorous introduction to Chinese healing methods, outlining meridians connected with our various organs, and showing us some key acupressure/acupuncture points for healing a variety of ills. We also had a brief introduction to Chi Kung. Lama Losang promised to return in the future for further teachings on this fascinating subject.

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