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 Sunday August 3 starting at noon we will have a summer picnic at Colonie Town Park. Family and friends are welcome. Bring a dish or beverage to share. The park is located off of Rte 9. About 2.5 miles north of the Latham Circle, turn left on Old Loudon Rd and left again on Shermerhorn Rd, and follow to the park entrance on right. Go past the pool and baseball field to the picnic area. There is a fee for parking so try to car pool. More details are on the web site.
On Tuesday August 5 at 7 PM Lama Losang will visit our center and give a Dharma teaching on A Guided Meditation on Compassion. Lama Losang is the Resident Lama for the Gainesville, Florida, KTC. For more information see the flyer.
On Sunday, August 10 at 11:15 AM we will continue our monthly teachings by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, on our wide screen TV. We are presently having a series of teachings from his recent visit to Berlin: The Gyalwang Karmapa in Berlin. The topic for August 10 will be a timely one: the environment.
Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM:
Aug 3: Picnic
Aug 10: Video teaching by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, Buddhism and the Environment – Living in Harmony with our Planet
Aug 17: Lama Zopa will teach on The Distinction Between the Paths of Sutra and Tantra.
Aug 24: No Teaching – KTD Monastery in Woodstock will celebrate Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s birthday with a party beginning at noon. All are encouraged to attend.
Aug 31: Video teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the Gyalwang Karmapa’s spiritual representative in North America, Loving Kindness and Compassion as the Path to Buddha Nature
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Dear Dharma Friends,
Happy Labor Day! I hope you’re all enjoying the last few days of summer.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 9/2 at 7:00 PM there will be a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok. Set up will begin at 6:30. Please bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Some suggested items are: fruit, cheese, crackers, cookies, chips, pretzels, juice or soda.
Thursday, 9/4 at 6:30 PM Dakpo Targyen member’s class with Lama Zopa will resume until he leaves for Nepal and India at the end of September.
Sunday 9/7 at 9 AM we will recite the Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas as well as the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche.
10 – 11 shamata meditation and tonglen. Meditation instruction is available for those who need it.
11:15 After a short tea break, Lama Zopa will teach on “Distinguishing between Hinayana and Mahayana”.
Wishing you a blessed week ahead,
Mary Ann Duncan
Even as a deep lake
Is very clear and undisturbed,
So do the wise become calm,
Having heard the words of dharma.
- The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha-
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 23 and 24 we will be honored with our first visit from Traleg Khandro, who will teach both evenings at 7 PM on The Extraordinary Life and Teachings of Traleg Kyobgon Rinpoche.
We are sorry to announce that Traleg Khandro’s visit has been postponed to a later date.