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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

Schedule for April 2015

Regular Schedule


9 AM: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

10 AM: Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)

11:15 AM: Teaching or other program

Tuesdays 7:00 PM:

First, Third, and Fifth Tuesdays: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Second, Fourth Tuesdays: 7 Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls

Thursdays 6:30 PM: Dakpo Targyen Members Class

Highlights for April 2015

On Tuesday, April 28, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok practice. Preparation is at 6:30PM. Please come and bring a vegetarian snack or drink.

On April 15th, His Holiness, the Gyalwang Karmapa, the head of our lineage, is coming to KTD in Woodstock, NY, his North American seat. He will be in our area until April 25th and will give a public talk at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, NY on April 18th. This is part of a rare 2 month long visit to the United States. For information on His Holiness’ schedule of appearances, please visit www.karmapaamerica2015.org.

Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM:

April 5: Video – TBA

April 12: First day of new Book Study: Into the Heart of Life, by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

April 19: Marilyn McKee will provide a summary of the Gyalwang Karmapa’s talk in Kingston, NY.

April 26: Lama Zopa will begin a teaching series on the founders of the Kagyu lineage, beginning with Vajradhara and Tilopa.

Thursdays at 6:30 PM:

Dakpo Targyen class will be held on April 2nd, 9th, and 30th. Classes on April 16th and 23rd will be cancelled as Lama Zopa will not be available.

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

This Week at Albany KTC

Week of April 20-26

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tuesday 4/21 at 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas


Sunday 4/26

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanna
  • 10 – 11Shamata (tranquility) meditation and Tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15Lama Zopa will begin a new teaching series on the Kagyu Lineage.  This first teaching will be on the lives of Tilopa and Naropa.

Wishing you a blessed week ahead.

Karmapa Chenno!

Mary Ann Duncan

Albany KTC News

March event

On the weekend of March 13-15, 2015, we presented a live webcast of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s teaching at KTD on Why Buddhists Are Giving Up Meat.

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