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 June 26-July 2

Dear Dharma friends,
Tuesday 6/27 7 PM Short Green Tara, 7 Line Prayer and Confession of Downfalls
Sunday 7/2

9 - 10 Chenrezig sadhana

10 - 11 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)

11 - 12 Lama Zopa will be teaching on the "The Four Major Tibetan Dharma Lineages"

Wishing you a peaceful week ahead.
Yours in the dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
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This Month at Albany KTC

Highlights for May 2017

PLEASE NOTE: From now on, the Sunday schedule will be slightly shortened to allow us to finish by noon.

Sunday: 9AM Chenrezig, etc. ends by 9:45AM

10AM Meditation, ends by 10:45AM followed by tea, etc.

11AM Teaching


On Tuesday, May 2nd 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. All are..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

April Events

On the weekend of April 8-9th, we hosted Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin who gave a wonderful talk and teaching on Mind Training, translated by Tenzin Choenyi.

On Sunday, April 23rd, after a short meditation, we traveled to KTD for lunch and Earth Dayactivities. The vegan snacks were amazing!Click here for more news updates