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 October 15-21, 2018

Tuesday 10/16 7 PM Guru Rinpoche Tsok with Lama Zopa  presiding.  A tsok is a powerful purification practice where we pray, chant, recite mantras and make food offerings.   Kindly bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic beverage to share.  Note in order for us to begin on time, set up begins at 6:30.  
Saturday 10/20 Dakpo Targyen class for those who are currently enrolled.  

Morning session 10 AM - 12 noon

Afternoon session 2 PM - 4:00

Sunday 10/21 

9 AM..... click to read full post

This Month at Albany KTC

October 2018

Sunday Practices at 9 am:  (45 minutes. Please arrive early...practice begins promptly.)
October 7th:      Medicine Buddha
October 14th:      Chenrezig
October 21st:      Medicine Buddha
October 28th:      Chenrezig
Every Sunday at 10 am:  (45 minutes, followed by tea break):
Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. (Please arrive early...practice begins promptly.)   Free meditation instruction is available.
Sunday Programs at 11 am:  (1..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

October Event

Special Event October 22-26: 
Sand Mandala at College of St. Rose -Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary - 959 Madison Ave, Albany, NY- Open to all 10 am to 9 pm daily, all week - Opening Ceremony 10/22 at 9:00 am. Artist: Lama Karma Chopal. Come visit and help to create the Mandala.   More details to follow.Click here for more news updates