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 23-29, 2016


Dear Dharma Friends,
Tuesday, 5/24 7 PM Short Green Tara sadhana, Confession of Downfalls
Thursday 5/26 6:30 PM Dakpo Targyen class (advanced) with Lama Zopa
Sunday 5/29

9 AM - 10 Chenrezig & Amitabha sadhana, 7 Line Guru Rinpoche Prayer
10 - 11 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
11:15 Book discussion "Into the Heart of Life", by Tenzin Palmo, Chapter 

Upcoming Special Event:

Saturday June 4, we will..... click to read full post

This Month at Albany KTC

Schedule for May 2016

Highlights for May 2016

On Sunday, May 1st, Lama Zopa will begin a 2-part teaching on The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma. He will cover the first two: Precious human life and Impermanence.

On Saturday, May 7th, at 9:30AM, we will hold a Long Green Tara practice. Please do not eat meat or eggs before the practice.

On Saturday, May 14th, at 9:30AM, we will hold a group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Tuesday, May 17th, at 7PM, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

April 2016

Last Month

On Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20, we enjoyed two great teachings by Lama Tobden:

"8 Pieces of Brocade" Qi Gong exercises to tone the flow of chi (energy) and improve health, and a wonderful guided meditation on Chenrezig.

Next Month

Lama Zopa will teach a series on The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to Dharma beginning on May 1.

At Karma Ling retreat center there will be an Amitabha retreat on May 19-21. On the afternoon of the last day, Saturday May 21, there..... click to read full post