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 20-26, 2016

Dear Dharma Friends, 

Tuesday 6/21 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
Sunday 6/26

9 - 10 AM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
10 - 11 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
11:15 Book study: introduction to Shantideva's The Way of the Bodhisattva

Wishing you a blessed summer's week.
Yours in the Dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
Do not be downcast, but marshal all your powers;
Make an effort; be the..... click to read full post

This Month at Albany KTC

Schedule for June 2016

Highlights for June 2016

On Saturday, June 4th, we will be exhibiting at the VegFest, sponsored by the Albany Vegan Network at the Polish Community Center on Washington Ave. Extension from 10AM to 5PM. Please enjoy and stop by to show your support.

On Sunday, June 5th, Lama Zopa will complete his teaching on the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma. This is an important teaching for those who wish to progress along the path.

On Saturday, June 11th, we will hold Long Green Tara..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

May 2016 Events

During May, Lama Zopa was interviewed by the religion editor for the Times Union, Rob Brill. who asked about how he came to be a Buddhist and our resident Lama. To view the TU article, click read full post below and click the link:

A guide on the path of Dharma - Albany Times Union, 5:14:2016


Saturday, May 21st was Saka Dawa, the full moon day in May when the Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinirvana of the Buddha are celebrated. On this auspicious day there is a special..... click to read full post