Week of December 5-11, 2016

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by Laura Roth

Dear Dharma friends,

Tuesday 12/6 7 PM Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas

Sunday 12/11

  • 9 AM – 10 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas
  • 10 – 11 Shamata meditation (calm abiding) and tonglen (compassion meditation)
  • 11:15 Continuation of our introductory series.  This week Lama Zopa will teach about The Refuge Vow.

***Save the Dates:

Saturday 12/17 Albany KTC Annual Holiday Party from 4 – 7 at Marilyn McKee’s home.  Please bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Hope to see you there!  Call or contact Joan Atkins for directions (518) 872-1629 or ktc.director@albanyktc.org.

Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8, 2017 Lama Karma Drodul will give a teaching and empowerment on the Medicine Buddha.  On Sunday morning he will give a talk, From Doubt to Faith and Devotion. Sunday afternoon Lama Karma will bless and consecrate our beautiful new shrine.


Doane Stuart school will be closed from December 16 until January 2.  Therefore, during those dates, we will also be closed.

Wishing you a happy week ahead.

Yours in the dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

Through the power of our mental afflictions, we have been undergoing intolerable suffering in samsara since beginningless time.  This is the reason we go for refuge, and it is what we seek refuge from:  we seek a way to liberate ourselves from this suffering.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Excellent at the Beginning