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 November20-26, 2017

Dear Dharma friends,
Tuesday 11/21 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of Compassion.  In this liturgy we meditate on Chenrezig and recite his mantra, both of which helps us develop compassion for all living beings.  It is taught that without compassion for others, enlightenment is impossible. Thus the Chenrezig sadhana is central to our practice.
Sunday 11/26

9 - 9:45 AM Chenrezig sadhana

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This Month at Albany KTC

Schedule for November 2017

Sunday Programs at 11 AM:

Nov. 5th: Refuge Vows given by Lama Zopa. If you would like to take refuge, please email ktc.director@albanyktc.org

Nov. 12th: Book Study: "Interconnected" by 17th Karmapa - Chapter 1

Nov. 19th: Lama Zopa teaching: Compassion for Animals

Nov. 26th: Video teaching: Karmapa teaches "How to Apply Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times" (part 1, August 2017)

Tuesday Programs at 7 PM:

Nov. 7th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Nov. 14th: Short Green Tara Practice,..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

Coming Events

On Sunday, November 19, Lama Zopa will teach on Compassion for Animals.

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving we will present a video of Karmapa teaching on How to apply Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times.

Our book study has begun on Karmapa's latest book, Interonnected, Embracing Life in our Global Society, which is available now at the KTC book store. The format of the book study is that we take turns reading through the chosen section and then discuss it, so while prior reading is..... click to read full post