Albany Karma Thegsum Choling (KTC) is a Buddhist study and meditation center providing authentic teachings and practices of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
We have a weekly schedule of meditation practices and Dharma teachings.
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.
We offer free instruction in basic Buddhist meditation practice each Sunday morning.
Each week Albany KTC offers Buddhist teachings and practices such as Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion; Buddha Amitabha; Green Tara; and Guru Rinpoche, the second Buddha of Uddiyana.
We also provide free instruction in basic meditation practice.
The weekly teachings are teachings by Lama Zopa, teachings by visiting Lamas or other instructional programs.
9:00 AM Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice
10:00 AM Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)
11:15 AM Teaching or other program
First, Third and Fifth Tuesdays: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice
Second and Fourth Tuesdays: Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche and Short Green Tara Practice
On Oct 31-Nov 2, we will present a live webcast of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s teaching at KTD: The Six Perfections and the Path of a Bodhisattva. Beginners as well as longtime practitioners will findthis teaching to be inspiring and meaningful. You may attend any or all of the sessions. Participants may submit questions after morning sessions to be answered in the afternoon sessions. Meditation instruction will be available during the meditation periods. A donation of $5 per session is suggested.
Friday, Oct 31: 7-9 PM Teaching;
Saturday, Nov 1: 10 AM Meditation, 10:30-12 AM Teaching; 3 PM Meditation, 3:30-5 PM Q&A
Sunday, Nov 2: 10 AM Meditation, 10:30-12 AM Teaching; 2 PM Meditation, 2:30-4 PM Q&A
On Sunday November 16 we will continue the course on Introduction to Buddhism. This is a great chance to learn about Buddhism. A donation of $5 per class is appreciated (members free).
On Thursday evenings at 7 we will continue our Study Groupon the book The Heart is Noble, by the Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Copies are available at the center for $15.
On Tuesday November 4 at 7 PM, we will have a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok practice. This is an offering of the five sense pleasures to guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings, in which we share. Preparation is at6:30 PM. All are welcome. If you can, bring a vegetarian snack or drink.Possible things to bring are cheese, crackers, cookies, chips, fruit, candy, nuts, juice, and soda.
Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM:
Nov 2: Continuation of Six Perfections Webcast
Nov 9: Video Teaching by the Karmapa: Mahamudra, Part 2
Nov 16: Introduction to Buddhism: Buddha Nature and the Four Noble Truths
Nov 23: Introduction to Buddhism: Starting a daily practice
Nov 30:.Introduction to Buddhism: Taking Refuge
Note: A $5 donation for Sunday teachings for non-members is appreciated.
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Dear Dharma Friends,
Tuesday 11/25 at 7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche
- 9 -10 Chanting the Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas andthe Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche
- 10 -11 Tranquility Meditation (Shamata) and Compassion Meditation (Tonglen)
- 11 – 12 Continuation of our Intro to Buddhism course. This week’s topic: “Taking Refuge” presented by Laura Roth
- 12 – 1 Center clean up in preparation for Lama Losang’s visit on12/ 5 and 12/6
Wishing you a blessed week ahead.
Yours in the Dharma,
Mary Ann Duncan
May All Beings Be Happy and Free from Suffering (especially turkeys!)
Coming Up:The final class for the Intro Course will be Compassion Meditation on December 7
On December 5-6, Lama Losang will visit Albany KTC and lead a retreat on The Art of Living, exploring effective methods for enhancing health and happiness, based on traditional Asian healing principles.
Here is the announcement:
Dr. David Bole (Lama Losang) will present a public talk on “The Art of Living,” exploring traditional Oriental healing methods, such as acupressure and Chi Kung, for enhancing health and happiness, on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7 PM at Karma Thegsum Chöling Buddhist Center, located in the Doane Stuart School, 199 Washington Avenue in Renssaeleer, NY. Dr. Bole has a PhD in Psychology and is a licensed Acupuncture Physician, and as well has completed a three-year meditation retreat in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This program will continue with a one-day retreat including meditation, Tai Chi, and Asian healing methods on Saturday December 6. A donation of $15 is suggested for the public talk and $40 for the retreat. For more information contact Albany KTC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-7420 or visit www.albanyktc.org.