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 19-25, 2016

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tuesday 9/20 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhannas

Saturday 9/24 9:30 AM Ngondro practice

Sunday 9/25 

9 - 10 AM  Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhannas
10 - 11 shamata (calm abiding) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation
11:15 Lama Zopa will continue teaching on the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma series, today's teaching is on the 3rd thought: Karmic Cause and Effect.

May your week ahead be filled with happiness.

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This Month at Albany KTC

Highlights for September 2016

On Saturday, Sept. 3rd, Khenpo Rinpoche's Birthday party will be celebrated at noon in the dining hall at KTD. All are welcome.

On Tuesday, Sept. 13th, at 7PM, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok. This is an offering of the 5 sense pleasures to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings in which we share. Preparation is at 6:30PM. All are welcome. Please bring a vegetarian snack or drink such as crackers, cheese, cookies, nuts, fruit, chips, juice or bottled tea.

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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