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 December 5-11, 2016

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 12/6 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas

Sunday 12/11

9 AM - 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
10 - 11 Shamata meditation (calm abiding) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
11:15 Continuation of our introductory series.  This week Lama Zopa will teach about The Refuge Vow.

***Save the Dates:

Saturday 12/17 Albany KTC Annual Holiday Party from 4 - 7 at Marilyn McKee's home.  Please bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to..... click to read full post

This Month at Albany KTC

December 2016

Highlights for December 2016

On Saturday, Dec. 3rd, at 9:30 AM, we will hold group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Sunday, Dec. 4th, Laura will continue the introductory series by teaching the 4th talk, Sending and Receiving Meditation.

On Sunday, Dec. 11th, Lama Zopa will continue the introductory series by teaching on The Refuge Vow.


PLEASE NOTE: Doane Stuart will be closed for break from Dec. 16th and will open on Jan. 2nd for school. We will not be opening..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

January Program **SAVE THE DATE** 

On Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8, 2017, we will have the pleasure of hosting Lama Karma Drodul, who will give a Medicine Buddha teaching and empowerment on Saturday and a public talk, From Doubt to Faith and Devotion, on Sunday AM. On Sunday afternoon, Lama Karma will join us in a special blessing for our new shrine.

November Programs

Saturday, Nov. 5th, was the last day of the powerful Long Life Thrangu Drupchod and Amitayus empowerment..... click to read full post