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 October 16-22, 2017

Dear dharma friends,
Tuesday 10/17 7 PM  Chenrezig and Amitabha practice
Saturday 10/21    Dakpo Targyen study group. 

10 AM - 12

2 PM - 4 PM

Sunday 10/22

9 AM - 9:45 Chenrezig sadhana

10 - 10:45 shamata (tranquility) meditation and tonglen (compassion) meditation

11 - 12 Book study and discussion Shantideva's The Way of the Bodhisattva, Chapter 9, Wisdom

May all beings be happy and may you have a blessed week.  
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This Month at Albany KTC

Schedule for October 2017

Sunday Programs at 11 AM:

Oct. 1st: Lama Zopa Teaching: "Way of the Bodhisattva" (Shantideva)

Oct. 8th: Video teaching (TBA)

Oct. 15th: Lama Zopa Teaching: “The Four Preparatory Meditations for Mahamudra”

Oct. 22nd: Book Study: "The Way of the Bodhisattva" (Shantideva), Chapter 9

Oct. 29th: (no program)

Tuesday Programs at 7 PM:

Oct. 3rd: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Oct. 10th: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

Oct. 17th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Oct. 24th:..... click to read full post

Albany KTC News

Past and Future Events

On Sunday, August 6th, Clare Lowery gave a review of the 8 Brocades, Chi Gong exercises. Simple to do and most beneficial.

On Sunday, August 13th, we held our summer picnic at the Colonie Town Park, along the Mohawk River. The weather was beautiful and all enjoyed the food and company.

 On Sunday, Sept. 10th, Khenpo David Karma Choephel returned to Albany KTC. He gave a one day program on Abhidharma, Buddhist Insights into Reality. We all enjoyed and benefitted from his clear..... click to read full post