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

Schedule for February 2016

Highlights for February:

On Saturday, February 6th, we will be doing a cleaning day to ready the shrine for Losar, from 10AM to noon. Volunteers are welcome and needed.

On Tuesday, February 9th, at 6:30PM, we will celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with a vegetarian potluck preceded by the 21 Praises to Tara and the 12 Deeds of the Buddha.

On Saturday, February 13th, we will hold Long Green Tara Practice, starting at 9:30AM. Please do not eat meat or eggs prior to the..... click to read full post


This Week at Albany KTC

Week of February 1-7, 2016

Dear Dharma Friends,
Tuesday 2/2 7 PM Chenrezig & Amitabha sadhanas followed by Powa practice for those who have had the transmission.
 
Saturday 2/6 9 AM - 12 noon Cleaning Day in preparation for Losar, Chinese New Year.
 
Sunday 2/7 

9 - 10 Chenrezig/Amitabha sadhanas
10 -11 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
11:15 Mingyur Rinpoche video Sound and Emptiness, Part 2

Wishing you a blessed week ahead.
 
Yours in the..... click to read full post


Albany KTC News

February 2016

Last Month

On Saturday, January 23rd, we held our first group Ngondro (foundation) practice which began with a teaching by Lama Zopa. This group was requested by and is restricted to Ngondro practitioners who will continue to meet once a month for group practice. People interested in starting Ngondro should interview with Lama Zopa.

This Month

Lama Zopa will be away for most of the month. He is leaving on February 11th for India and will return on the 27th. We wish him a safe and..... click to read full post