Welcome to Albany KTC
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 the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the supreme master of the Kagyu lineage.
We offer free instruction in basic Buddhist meditation practice each Sunday morning.
This Week at Albany KTC
Week of July 14-20
Dear Dharma Friends,
- 9 AM - 10 we will chant the Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche
- 10 – 11 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion meditation)
- 11:15-1:00 Member’s meeting - all are encouraged to attend.
Highlights for July 2014
On Tuesday July 8 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 at 6:30 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.
We are starting to present teachings by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, which are available on the web, on our new wide screen TV. We expect to present Karmapa teachings once a month on Sunday mornings at our regular teaching time of 11:15 AM. We are beginning with a series of teachings from his recent visit to Berlin: The Gyalwang Karmapa in Berlin. The first talk was actually shown on June 22, and was entitled Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World. Heart-Advice for a Meaningful Life. The next three dates will be July 13, August 10, and Saptember14.
Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM:
July 6: Questions and Answers with Lama Zopa. Lama will answer any questions you have about Buddhadharma.
July 13: Video teaching by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, Mind Training — Taming The Mind and Cultivating Loving Kindness, part of the series, The Gyalwang Karmapa in Berlin.
July 20: Members meeting
July 27: No Teaching
Albany KTC News and Special Events
On the Weekend of June 7-8 we enjoyed a visit from Lama Karma Drodul. He gave a public talk on Transforming Difficulties and Problems into Good Fortune, and continued with a teaching on The 8 Verses of Mind Training by Geshe Langri Tangpa. The practice of Lojong or Mind Training is training the mind to cultivate bodhichitta, the awakening mind of compassion and wisdom. On Sunday afternoon Lama Karma gave refuge to two people and inspired us with an Amitayus empowerment.
On Sunday August 3 starting at noon we will have a summer picnic. The location will be Colonie Town Park.
Special Program: On Tuesday, Aug 5th at 7 PM, Lama Losang from Gainesville KTC will teach on “A Guided Meditation on Compassion”.
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We are normally only present at the center during the hours posted on the schedules. For information on visiting at other times please contact us at least 72 hours in advance.