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.
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.
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.
Dear Dharma Friends,
- 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”
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.