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.
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
Dear Dharma Friends,
Tuesday 4/21 at 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
Thursday 4/23 NO DAKPO TARGYEN CLASS. CLASS WILL RESUME 4/30
- 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.
Mary Ann Duncan
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.