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 May 21, 2018

Tuesday 5/22 7PM Guru Rinpoche Tsok set up begins at 6:30.  A tsok is a feast gathering and a powerful purification practice where we chant and make food offerings to Guru Rinpoche and other deities.  Kindly bring a vegetarian snack or a non-alcoholic beverage to share.
Sunday 5/27

9 AM Chenrezig sadhana

10 shamata meditation (calm abiding) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
11:15 video teaching on the "Four Dharmas of Gampopa", by HH the 17th Karmapa

Wishing..... click to read full post

This Month at Albany KTC

Schedule for May 2018

Sunday Practices at 9 am: (45 minutes)

May 6th: Medicine Buddha

May 13th: Chenrezik

May 20th: Medicine Buddha

May 27th: Chenrezik

Every Sunday at 10 am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break) :

Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation, walking meditation, tonglen.

Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11 am: (1 hour)

May 6th: Lama Zopa teaching: Short Medicine Buddha practice

May 13th: Book Study: Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

Future events at KTC

On the weekend of April 27-30 Albany KTC will air a live webcast from KTD in which Khenpo Karthar Rinoche will teach on the Aspiration Prayer of Sukhavati. The schedule is: Friday 4/27 at 7:00 pm, Saturday 4/28 at 10:30 am & 3:30 pm, Sunday 4/29 at 10:30 & 2:30 pm. It will be shown on our big screen TV. Questions for Rinpoche can be submitted via email. This is a wonderful opportunity to receive teachings from our beloved master without leaving Albany!

On the weekend of May 12-13,..... click to read full post