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 March 20-26, 2017

Dear dharma friends,

Happy Spring !

Tuesday 3/21 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana

Sunday 3/26

9 AM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhana
10 shamata (calm abiding meditation) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
11:15 Teaching by Lama Zopa "Four Seals of Dharma"

Save the Dates:  Saturday 4/8 & Sunday 4/9 Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin will teach on Mind Training and give a public talk, Advice for Developing Confidence, Devotion and a Deeper Connection with Buddhism.

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This Month at Albany KTC

March 2017

Highlights for March 2017 and Beyond

On Tuesday March 7th 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. Please bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic drink to share.

On Sunday, March 12th we will continue the introductory series of teachings with The Importance of Having a Spiritual Friend. This is important information for all experience levels.

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Albany KTC News

February Events

On the weekend of Feb. 10 to 12, we enjoyed the webcast of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's teaching at KTD, Karme Chakme's Prayer for Offering Prostrations. This teaching was especially pertinent and helpful for those doing Ngondro, the foundation practice.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28th we held our celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year of the Fire Bird with prayers and delicious refreshments. It was a happy and enjoyable event.Click here for more news updates