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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 Month at Albany KTC

Highlights for August 2015

Regular Schedule:

Sunday: 9AM Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

     10AM Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)

     11:15AM Teaching or other program

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

     Second, Fourth Tuesdays 7-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls

Special Events:

On Sunday, August 2nd, at noon, instead of a teaching, we will hold our Annual Summer Picnic at the Colonie Town Park, near the Mohawk River. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. Carpooling is encouraged. For directions, please refer to a separate email regarding the picnic.

On Saturday, August 8th, we will hold a Long Green Tara practice starting at 9:30AM. Please do not eat meat before the practice. Many Thanks to Lama Lodro Lhamo, who has gifted us with a beautiful Green Tara torma (offering) from her Green Tara retreat recently given at KTD.

On Tuesday, September 1st, at 7 PM, Lama Yeshe Tsultrim, visiting from Wisconsin, will give a public talk, Practical Advice for Helping Others. Save the date!

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM:

August 2nd: KTC Summer Picnic at Colonie Town Park on the Mohawk River at noon.

August 9th: Continuation of the book study, Into the Heart of Life, by Tenzin Palmo, chapter 5, Renunciation. Session facilitator, TBA.

August 16th: Video of a teaching by His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa at Tergar in Madison, Wisconsin, during his visit to the USA this spring. The teaching is entitled, The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer.

August 23rd: Lama Zopa will continue his teaching series on the founders and masters of the Kagyu lineage, focusing this week on the life of Gampopa.

August 30th: Continuation of the book study, Into the Heart of Life, by Tenzin Palmo, chapter 6, The Six Perfections. Session facilitator, TBA.

Please Note: Lama Zopa is available on a limited basis this month for scheduled interviews to answer questions and give advice regarding personal practice. To schedule an interview, please call Joan Atkins at (518) 872-1629.

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. 

This Week at Albany KTC

Week of August 3-9, 2015

Dear Friends,

Tuesday 8/4 7 PM Chenrezig & Amitabha sadhana and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche.  Powa practice will follow for those who have had the training.  Please bring your text.
 
Saturday 8/8 9:30 AM  Long Green Tara sadhana.  Please do not eat any meat beforehand.
 
Sunday 8/9 
  • 9 AM Chenrezig & Amitabha sadhana and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche.
  • 10 AM Shamata (tranquility) meditation and Tonglen (compassion) meditation
  • 11:15 Book study Into the Heart of Life by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo,  Chapter 5, Renunciation

Wishing you a joyful week ahead.

 
Yours in the Dharma,
 
Mary Ann Duncan
 
We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house.
from Into the Heart of Life by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Albany KTC News

Last Month:

On Saturday, July 4th, we celebrated Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s 92nd birthday at KTD.

On Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, we showed the webcast of Khenpo Karthar’s teaching on Nyungne, Part 2.

Coming up:

On Tuesday, September 1st, at 7 PM, Lama Yeshe Tsultrim, visiting from Wisconsin, will give a public talk, Practical Advice for Helping Others. Save the date

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