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 Week at Albany KTC

Week of April 24-30

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 4/25 7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana and Confession of Downfalls

Sunday 4/30

9 AMChenrezig sadhana
10 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
11:15Lama Zopa teaching "The Five Buddha Families"

Wishing you a blessed and happy week ahead.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan


The purpose of the Buddha's teaching is to bring well-being and happiness to others.

Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok, A Harmonious Path..... click to read full post

This Month at Albany KTC

Month of April 2017

Highlights for April 2017- Lots of great teachings, a very full month!

On Tuesday, April 4th at 7PM, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok, an offering of the 5 sense pleasures to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings in which we share. Please bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic drink to share. Prep time is 6:30PM.

On Saturday & Sunday, April 8th-9th, we will host Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin, who will give a public talk, Advice for Developing Confidence, Devotion,..... click to read full post

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March 2017 events

On Sunday, March 12th, we continued our introductory series of teachings with The Importance of Having a Spiritual Friend.

On Sunday, March 19th, we held a members' meeting followed by a potluck lunch. Some items had to be deferred due to light attendance. We'll follow-up with another members' meeting soon.Click here for more news updates