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 September 28-October 4, 2016

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tuesday 9/27 7 PM Short Green Tara and Confession of Downfalls

Sunday 10/2

9 AM - 10       Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhannas
10 -11  shamata meditation (calm abiding) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
11:15  Q & A with Lama Zopa on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva

 May your first week of autumn be awesome.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan


You have doubts?  

Look at the words of the Buddha,

their truth will..... click to read full post

This Month at Albany KTC

October 2016

Regular Schedule

Sunday: 9AM Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

10 AM Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)

11:15 AM Teaching or other program

Tuesday at 7PM: First, Third, and Fifth Tuesdays Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Second & Fourth Tuesdays Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls

Highlights for October 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 4th, we will dedicate our Chenrezig/Amitabha practice to the memory of Lou Ferayorni, who..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

August Events

On Saturday, August 13th, we had the honor of hosting David Karma Choephel, who gave an excellent day-long teaching on the Heart Sutra.

On Sunday August 7th, and again on Sunday August 21st, Lama Zopa gave wonderful teachings on The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma. He covered the first 2 of the thoughts and included meditations relevant to the teachings covered. This important series will continue in September with the 3rd thought, Karmic Cause and Effect.Click here for more news updates