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 July 18-24, 2016

Dear Dharma Friends,
Tuesday 7/19 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana 
Sunday 7/24 

9 AM - 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
10 -11 shamata (tranquility meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
11:15  The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, Chapter 

Upcoming Special Events:

Sunday 7/31 12 noon, join us for our annual summer picnic at the Colonie Town Park in Latham.  Please bring a vegetarian dish or nonalcoholic drink to share...... click to read full post

This Month at Albany KTC

Highlights for July, 2016

Please note: Lama Zopa will not be teaching in July as he will be away and on retreat for most of the month. Our schedule of offerings will be lighter this summer. Long Green Tara Practice and Guru Rinpoche tsoks (feast offerings) will resume in September.

On Saturday, July 16th, at 9:30AM, group Ngondro for those qualified.

On Sunday, July 31st, 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..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

June 2016

June Events

On Saturday, June 4th, we exhibited at the Albany VegFest at the Polish-American Community Center. It was a great time, meeting lots of wonderful people, sharing what we have in common, and sampling some delicious food. We hope to do this again next year.

On Sunday, June 12th, Lama Zopa gave the mantra/dharani transmissions for Medicine Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha, along with a short teaching.

On Sunday, June 26th, we started a new book study, Shantideva's classic,Way of..... click to read full post