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 February 20-26, 2017

Dear dharma friends,

Tuesday 2/21 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana practice

Saturday 2/25 9:30 AM Ngondro practice for those who are currently doing ngondro or who need a dose of inspiration.

Sunday 2/26 

9 AM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana practice
10 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
11 No Teaching, we will be cleaning the shrine room in preparation for Losar, Tibetan New Year of the Firebird, which we will celebrate on Tuesday..... click to read full post


This Month at Albany KTC

February 2017

Highlights for February 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 7PM, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok. This is 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. 6:30PM preparation time.

On weekend of Feb. 10-12, Fri. to Sun., we will show a webcast of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's teaching at KTD, Karma Chagme's Prayer for Offering Prostrations. Prostrations are the..... click to read full post


Albany KTC News

January Events

On Sunday, Jan. 8th, our new shrine was blessed by Lama Karma Drodul and Lama Zopa.

The blessing was followed by a celebratory reception.

On Saturday, Jan. 14th, we held the first long-term planning meeting to reflect on our history

and purpose as a center and to plan further ahead. This was open to all. Another meeting of this

type will be scheduled in the summer.Click here for more news updates