This Month’s Schedule

What’s going on this month at Albany KTC!

September 2018

Posted on August 31st, 2018 by Laura Roth

Special Guest Teaching September 21-22:  Treasury of Abhidharma with Khenpo Karma Choephel: Friday Sept. 21 at 7 pm and Saturday 10am – 12 and 2pm – 4pm.  Suggested donation $20 per session (members $15), but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. More details will follow.

Sunday Practices at 9 am:  (45 minutes. Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)

September 2nd      Chenrezig

September 9th:      Medicine Buddha

September 16th:   Chenrezig

September 23rd:   Medicine Buddha

September 30th:   Chenrezig

Every Sunday at 10 am:  (45 minutes, followed by tea break):

Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. (Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)   Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11 am:  (1 hour. Please arrive early…program begins promptly.)

September 2nd:   No Program

September 9th:   Lama Zopa teaching: “Why Do We Confess Misdeeds?”

September 16th:   Video teaching: Karmapa: “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path”
(3 of 3) from Kagyu Monlam, June 2018.

September 23rd:   Book Study: Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by the 17th Karmapa (Chapter TBA)

September 30th:   Lama Zopa teaching: “The 11 Virtuous Mental Factors”

Tuesday Programs at 7 pm:

September 4th:         Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

September 11th:     Green Tara Practice

September 18th:     Guru Rinpoche Tsok (bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm)

September 25th:         Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Thursday, September 6th at 7 pm: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Friday, September 21st at 7 pm:  Khenpo Choephel teaching:Treasury of Abhidharma

Saturday Programs at 10 am:

September 8th:         Ngondro practice (need permission)

September 22nd:         Khenpo Choephel teaching: Treasury of Abhidharma (starts Friday evening)

September 29th:         Dakpo Targyen class: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 to 4 pm (continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, please see Lama Zopa or contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.   This schedule is subject to change.   For the latest information, please check (and subscribe to) our Google calendar here.  Questions:  ktc.director@albanyktc.org  or  (518) 966-7736

August 2018

Posted on July 30th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Sunday Practices at 9 am:  (45 minutes. Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)

     August 5th:   Chenrezik

     August 12th:   Medicine Buddha

     August 19th:   Chenrezik

     August 26th:   Medicine Buddha

Every Sunday at 10 am:  (45 minutes, followed by tea break):

     Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. (Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)   Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11 am:  (1 hour. Please arrive early…program begins promptly.)

     August 5th:     Book Study: “Interconnected”, by Karmapa. Chapter 6: “Opening Heart and Mind”

     August 12th:     Lama Zopa teaching: “Why Do We Make Offerings?”

     August 19th:     Video teaching: Karmapa: “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path” (2 of 3) from Kagyu Monlam, June 2018.

     August 26th:     Qi Gong (taught by Clare Lowery)

Tuesday Programs at 7 pm:

     August 7th:         Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

     August 14th:     Green Tara Practice

     August 21st:     Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

     August 28th:         Green Tara Practice

         (Tsoks will resume in September)

Thursday, August 23rd:         7 pm:  Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.  This schedule is subject to change.   For the latest information, please check (and subscribe to) our Google calendar here.            Questions:  ktc.director@albanyktc.org  or  (518) 966-7736

July 2018

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 by Laura Roth

Sunday Practices at 9 am: (45 minutes. Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)

July 1rd: Medicine Buddha

July 8th: Chenrezik

July 15th: Medicine Buddha

July 22th: Chenrezik

July 29th: Medicine Buddha

Every Sunday at 10 am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break):

Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. ( Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.) Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11 am: (1 hour. Please arrive early…program begins promptly.)

July 1st: Lama Zopa teaching: “Why do we do Prostrations?”

July 8th: Video teaching: Karmapa: The Three Principal Aspects of the Path (1 of 3). Kagyu Monlam June 2018.

July 15th: Lama Zopa teaching: “Chokhor Duchen (Turning of Wheel of Dharma)”

July 22th: Book Study: “Interconnected”, by Karmapa. Chapter 6: “Opening Heart and Mind”

July 29th: No 11 am program, but at Noon: Picnic at Town of Colonie Mohawk River Park, 71 Schermerhorn Rd, Cohoes, NY. Bring vegetarian food to share if you wish.

Tuesday Programs at 7 pm:

July 3rd: Green Tara Practice

July 10th: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

July 17th: Green Tara Practice

July 24nd: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

July 31th: Green Tara Practice

Thursday, July 26th: 7 pm: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday, July 7th: 10 am: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified . (If interested in starting this, please see Lama Zopa or email ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Saturday, July 14th: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 to 4 pm : Dakpo Targyen class. Chapter 18.(continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, please see Lama Zopa or contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. This schedule is subject to change. For the latest information, please check (and subscribe to) our Google calendar here. Questions: ktc.director@albanyktc.org or (518) 966-7736

 

June 2018

Posted on June 5th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Special Guest Teaching June 23-24: Lama Wufang : Sorry, This teaching postponed!

Saturday 10 am-12. History & Importance of Amitabha & Chenrezik

Saturday 2-4 pm. Qi Gong

Sunday 10-11 am.Guided meditation on Chenrezik

Suggested donation $20 per session (members $15), but no one willbe turned away for lack of funds. More details will follow.

Sunday Practices at 9 am: (45 minutes. Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.)

June 3rd: Medicine Buddha

June 10th: Chenrezik

June 17th: Chenrezik

June 24th: Chenrezik

Every Sunday at 10 am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break) :Meditation: Shamatha (calm abiding), walking meditation, tonglen. ( Please arrive early…practice begins promptly.) Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11 am: (1 hour. Please arrive early…program begins promptly.)

June 3rd: Lama Zopa teaching: 7 Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche

June 10th: Book Study: Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by the 17th Karmapa, Chapter 6: “Opening Heart and Mind”

June 17th: (No Program)

June 24th: (No Program).  There will be a birthday celebration for HH Karmapa at KTD (Woodstock) at noon. See https://kagyu.org

Tuesday Programs at 7 pm:

June 5th: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

June 12th: Short Green Tara Practice

June 19th: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

June 26nd: Guru Rinpoche Tsok ( bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm )

Thursday, June 14th at 7 pm: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday, June 9 (1-6 pm) : Albany KTC will have a table at “Change Your Mind Day” at the  Unitarian Church, Albany. See http://www.organizingmindfulness.org/

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. 

Questions: ktc.director@albanyktc.org or (518) 966-7736

 

Schedule for May 2018

Posted on May 14th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Sunday Practices at 9 am: (45 minutes)

May 6th: Medicine Buddha

May 13th: Chenrezik

May 20th: Medicine Buddha

May 27th: Chenrezik

Every Sunday at 10 am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break) :

Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation, walking meditation, tonglen.

Free meditation instruction is available.

Sunday Programs at 11 am: (1 hour)

May 6th: Lama Zopa teaching: Short Medicine Buddha practice

May 13th: Book Study: Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by the 17th Karmapa, Chapter 4

May 20th: Lama Zopa teaching: 8 Auspicious Symbols

May 27th: Video teaching: 17th Karmapa on “The 4 Dharmas of Gampopa” (KTD 2015) Part 4

Tuesday Programs at 7 pm:

May 1st: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

May 8th: Short Green Tara Practice

May 15th: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

May 22nd: Guru Rinpoche Tsok ( bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm )

May 29th: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

Thursday, May 17th at 7 pm: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday, May 5th: 10 am to 12 pm and 2 to 4 pm : Dakpo Targyen class with EXAM. (continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, please see Lama Zopa or contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Saturday, May 12 and Sunday May 13 , Albany KTC will have a table at the Tulip Fest in Washington Park, Albany. All are welcome to stop by. We could use somemore help staffing the table , so if you haven’t already signed up for that, please email below. You can see the available time slots on the calendar link below.

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. This schedule is subject to change. For the latest information, please check (and subscribe to) our Google calendar here .

 Questions: ktc.director@albanyktc.org or (518) 966-7736

Schedule for April 2018

Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Special Program: Webcast live from KTD: Aspiration Prayer of Sukhavati with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Friday 4/27 at 7:00 pm, Saturday 4/28 at 10:30 am & 3:30 pm, Sunday 4/29 at 10:30 & 2:30 pm. Shown on our big screen TV. Questions for Rinpoche can be submitted via email.

Sunday Practices at 9 am: (45 minutes)

     April 1st: Chenrezik

     April 8th: Medicine Buddha

     April 15th: Chenrezik

     April 22nd: Medicine Buddha

     April 29th: Chenrezik

Every Sunday at 10 am: (45 minutes, followed by tea break) Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation, walking meditation, tonglen. Free meditation instruction is    available.

Sunday Programs at 11 am: (1 hour)

     April 1st: Video teaching: 17th Karmapa on “The 4 Dharmas of Gampopa” Part 3 (KTD 2015)

     April 8th: Members meeting (Non-members also welcome. Bagels & tea will be provided)

     April 15th: Book Study: Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by the 17th Karmapa, Chapter 4, “Equality and Diversity”

     April 22nd: Lama Zopa teaching: Ksitigarbha – “Bodhisattva, Essence of the Earth”

     April 29th: Webcast from KTD at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm ( see details at top of page )

Tuesday Programs at 7 pm:

     April 3rd: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

     April 10th: Short Green Tara Practice

     April 17th: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

     April 24th: Guru Rinpoche Tsok ( bring a snack food offering – setup starts at 6:30 pm )

Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday, April 7th: 10 am to 12:00 pm and 2 to 4 pm : Dakpo Targyen class (continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, please see Lama Zopa or contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. This schedule is subject to change. For the latest information, please check (and subscribe to) our Google calendar here Questions: ktc.director@albanyktc.org or (518) 966-7736

 

Schedule for March 2018

Posted on March 5th, 2018 by Laura Roth

 

Special Guest Teaching March 16-18: Lama Karma Drodhul: Medicine Buddha -Teachings, Practice and Empowerment.

Public Talk Friday March 16 at 7 pm (no charge).

Teachings Saturday and Sunday 10 am-12.

Empowerment Saturday  4 pm (Refuge available by request). .

Q&A Sunday 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

Suggested donation $20 per session (members $15), but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Regular Schedule:

Sunday at 9 am: Chenrezik, etc., ends at 9:45AM

10 am: Meditation, ends at 10:45AM (free instruction available), followed by tea.

11 am: Teaching, etc., ends by noon

Tuesday at 7 pm: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls

Sunday Programs at 11 AM:

March 4th: Video teaching: 17th Karmapa on “The 4 Dharmas of Gampopa” (KTD 2015) Part 2

March 11th: Book study – Interconnected Chapter 4 (or Lama Zopa India pilgrimage stories)

March 18th: Lama Karma teaching: Medicine Buddha (see above).

March 25th: Lama Zopa: Intro to Prajnaparamita

Tuesday Programs at 7 PM:

March 6th: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

March 13th: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

March 20th: Chenrezik/Amitabha Practice

March 27th: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Thursday March 22nd at 7 PM: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday, March 10th: 10 am: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified. (If interested in starting this, please see Lama Zopa or email ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

This schedule is also available as a (subscribable) Google calendar at

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=albanyktc.schedule%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

 

February 2018

Posted on February 1st, 2018 by Laura Roth

Regular Schedule:

Sunday at 9 am: Chenrezig, etc., ends at 9:45AM

10 am: Meditation, ends at 10:45AM (free instruction available),

followed by tea.

11 am: Teaching, etc., ends by noon

Tuesday at 7 pm: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche,

Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls

Sunday Programs at 11 AM:

Feb. 4th: Lama Zopa teaching: Chenrezig: The Bodhisattva of Compassion

Feb. 11th: Video teaching: 17th Karmapa: “The 4 Dharmas of Gampopa” (KTD 2015)

Feb. 18th: Special practices in observance of Losar (Tibetan New Year), followed by

optional lunch out.

Feb. 25th: Book Study: “Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society” by the

17th Karmapa, Chapter 3, “Being an Interdependent Individual”.

Tuesday Programs at 7 PM:

Feb. 6th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Feb. 13th: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

Feb. 20th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Feb. 27th: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Thursday at 7 PM:

Feb. 8th: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Feb. 15th: Cleaning for Losar

Saturday, Feb. 10th: 10 am to 12:30 pm and 2 to 4 pm: Dakpo Targyen class

(continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info,

please see Lama Zopa or contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Saturday, Feb. 24th: 10 am: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified. (If interested in

starting this, please see Lama Zopa or email ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. This schedule is

subject to change. For the latest information, please check the website: www.albanyktc.org

January 2018

Posted on January 4th, 2018 by Laura Roth

Teaching Canceled: Regrettably Lama Lodro has the flu and cannot come. Because of the cold we will not have our regular program on Sunday.

(Special Guest Teaching January 6-7: Lama Lodro Lhamo: Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Saturday 10 am-12 and 2-4 pm. Sunday 10 am-12. Suggested donation $20 per session (members $15), but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This text gives the most concise presentation of the bodhisattva path.)

Sunday Programs at 11 AM:

Jan. 7th: Teaching cancelled. Stay warm.

Jan. 14th: Lama Zopa teaching: Introduction to Buddha Nature

Jan. 21st: Shamatha meditation (part of intensive meditation morning)

Jan. 28th: Book Study: Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by the17th Karmapa, Chapter 2 (continued), “True Connectivity”.

Tuesday Programs at 7 PM:

Jan. 9th: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

Jan. 16th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Jan. 23rd: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Jan. 30th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Thursday at 7 PM:

Jan. 11th: Phowa practice (qualified students only)

Saturday, Jan. 13th: 10 am to noon and 2 pm to 4 pm: Dakpo Targyen class (continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Saturday, Jan. 20th: 10 am: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified. (If interested in starting this, please see Lama Zopa or email ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

This schedule is also available as a Google calendar at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embedsrc=albanyktc.schedule%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

December 2017

Posted on November 28th, 2017 by Laura Roth

*** Please note that the center will be closed from Dec. 17 through Jan. 5 ***

Sunday Programs at 11 AM:

Dec. 3rd: Book Study: Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by the 17th Karmapa,Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Chapter 2, “True Connectivity”

Dec. 10th: Video teaching by the 17th Karmapa “Ground, Path, and Fruition”, part 2

Dec. 17th: CLOSED

Dec. 24th: CLOSED

Dec. 31ST: CLOSED

Tuesday Programs at 7 PM:

Dec. 5th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Dec. 12th: Lama Zopa Teaching: Summarizing the Essential Meaning of the Mahamudra Lineage Prayer

Dec. 19th: CLOSED

Dec. 26th: CLOSED

Saturday, Dec. 2nd: 9:30 am: Dakpo Targyen class (continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Saturday, Dec. 2nd: 4 to 7 pm: Holiday Potluck Party. Please bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Will be at a home in Albany – for directions contact: ktc.director@albanyktc.org

Saturday, Dec. 16th: 10 am: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified. (If interested in starting this, please see Lama Zopa or email ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated. 

This schedule is also available as a Google calendar at

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=albanyktc.schedule%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

Albany KTC

Schedule for November 2017

Posted on October 30th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Sunday Programs at 11 AM:

Nov. 5th: Refuge Vows given by Lama Zopa. If you would like to take refuge, please email ktc.director@albanyktc.org

Nov. 12th: Book Study: “Interconnected” by 17th Karmapa – Chapter 1

Nov. 19th: Lama Zopa teaching: Compassion for Animals

Nov. 26th: Video teaching: Karmapa teaches “How to Apply Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times” (part 1, August 2017)

Tuesday Programs at 7 PM:

Nov. 7th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Nov. 14th: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

Nov. 21st: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Nov. 28th: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Saturday, Nov. 4th: Dakpo Targyen class (continuing series in progress for those already registered. For more info, contact ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Saturday, Nov. 11th: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified, starting by 10AM. (If interested in starting this, please see Lama Zopa or email ktc.director@albanyktc.org)

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

This schedule is also available as a Google calendar at https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed ?src=albanyktc.schedule%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

 

Schedule for October 2017

Posted on September 30th, 2017 by Laura Roth

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: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

Oct. 31st: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Saturday, Oct 14th: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified, starting by 10AM. If interested in starting this, please see Lama Zopa first.

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

September 2017

Posted on September 6th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Highlights for September:

Special Teaching: On Sunday, Sept. 10th, we will be honored to host Khenpo David Karma Choephel, back by popular demand!

9 – 9:45 am Chenrezig sadhana,

10 am – 12 and 2:30 pm – 4:30 Khenpo Choepel will teach on the Abhidharma: Buddhist Insights into Reality.

Sunday, Sept. 24th: Fifth Annual North Star Interfaith Peace Walk, 2:00-4:00 PM (meet at the Moses statue in Washington Park in Albany)

Sunday Programs at 11AM:

Sept. 10th: (see above)

Sept. 17th: Book study – Way of the Bodhisattva (Shantideva), Chapter 8 “Meditation”

Sept. 24th: Lama Zopa Teaching “Types and Benefits of Meditation”

Tuesday Programs at 7PM:

Sept. 5th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Sept. 12th: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

Sept. 19nd: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Sept. 26th: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Saturday, Sept 16th: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified, starting by 10AM. If interested in starting this, please see Lama Zopa first.

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

August 2017

Posted on August 7th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Highlights for August and beyond

On Sunday, August 6th, Clare Lowery will give a review of the 8 Brocades, Chi Gong exercises.

On Sunday, August 13th, we will hold our summer picnic at the Colonie Town Park, along the Mohawk River at noon. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. Email for directions.

SAVE THE DATE: On Sunday, Sept. 10th, we will be honored to host Khenpo David Karma Choephel, back by popular demand! More information to come as details are being worked out.

Sunday Programs at 11AM:

Aug. 6th: Clare Lowery will give an overview of the 8 Brocades, toning Chi Gong exercises.

Aug. 13th: Summer Picnic at Colonie Town Park, on the Mohawk River. (see above)

Aug. 20th: Book study: Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva. Chap. 8. or beyond.

Aug. 27th: TBA

Tuesday Programs at 7PM:

Aug. 1st: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Aug. 8th: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

Aug. 15th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Aug. 22nd: Short Green Tara Practice, etc.

Aug. 29th: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice, etc.

Saturday, August 26th: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified, starting by 10AM. If interested in starting this practice, please see Lama Zopa first.

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

July 2017 Schedule

Posted on June 28th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Highlights for July 2017

On Sunday, July 2nd, Lama Zopa will give a talk on The 4 Major Tibetan Dharma Lineages.

On Sunday, July 16th, Lama Zopa will give a talk on The Six Recollections.

On Sunday, July 23rd, we will have a short but important Members Meeting to elect officers for the next 2 years. This is open to all and will be followed by a potluck lunch and the culmination of our Silent Auction to raise funds to offset the cost of our new shrine. More information on that is in an email. We are offering many beautiful items and will also gratefully accept donations. Bidding for Silent Auction items ends July 23. Please come, support your center, and walk away with something beautiful.

Sunday Programs at 11AM:

July 2nd: Lama Zopa will teach on The 4 Major Tibetan Dharma Lineages.

July 9th: No teaching.

July 16th: Lama Zopa will teach on The Six Recollections.

July 23rd: Short Members Meeting/Potluck lunch and Silent Auction (see above, open to all).

July 30th: Book study, Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chapter 8, Meditation.

Tuesday Programs at 7PM:

July 4th: No practicet. Center closed for the holiday. Happy fireworks!

July 11th: Short Green Tara practice, etc.

July 18th: Chenrezig/Amitabha practice

July 25th: Short Green Tara practice, etc.

Saturday, July 15th: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified, starting at 9:30AM. If interested in starting, please see Lama Zopa.

Highlights for May 2017

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Laura Roth

PLEASE NOTE: From now on, the Sunday schedule will be slightly shortened to allow us to finish by noon.

Sunday: 9AM Chenrezig, etc. ends by 9:45AM

10AM Meditation, ends by 10:45AM followed by tea, etc.

11AM Teaching

 

On Tuesday, May 2nd at 7PM, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok, 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. All are welcome.

On Friday-Sunday, May 5-7th, we will be showing the webcast of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s teaching at KTD, The Benefits of Chorten (Stupas). Khenpo Rinpoche will teach about their value, meaning, and how to practice with the: Fri. 7-8:30PM, Sat. 10:30AM-noon & 3:30-5PM,Sun. 10:30AM-noon & 2:30-4PM.

On Saturday-Sunday, May 13-14th, we will be participating in the Tulip Fest, in Washington Park, Albany, from 11AM-6PM. Albany KTC will be open for Chenrezig and meditation, but there will be no teaching at 11. Come see us at the Tulip Fest instead! Bring your Mom.

On Sunday, May 21st, Lama Zopa will teach, Demystifying the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig.

Sunday Programs at 11AM:

May 7th: Continuation of webcast teaching at KTD, The Benefits of Chorten. See times above.

May 14th: No teaching at KTC. Come see us at the Tulip Fest!

May 21st: Lama Zopa will teach, Demystifying the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Chenrezig.

May 28th: Book study, Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chapter 8, Meditation.

Tuesday Programs at 7PM:

May 2nd: Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings tsok. Preparation time is 6:30PM. See above.

May 9th: Short Green Tara practice, etc. .

May 16th: Chenrezig/Amitabha practice

May 23rd: Short Green Tara practice, etc

May 30th: Chenrezig/Amitabha practice

Saturday, May 20th: Group Ngondro practice for those qualified, starting at 9:30AM.

Please Note: a donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

Month of April 2017

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Highlights for April 2017- Lots of great teachings, a very full month!

On Tuesday, April 4th at 7PM, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok, 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. Prep time is 6:30PM.

On Saturday & Sunday, April 8th-9th, we will host Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin, who will give a public talk, Advice for Developing Confidence, Devotion, and a Deeper Connection with Buddhism. He will follow with a 3-part teaching related to Mind Training, The Eight Stanzas of  Thought Transformation. Times for both days will be 10:30AM to noon and 2-4PM.

On Saturday, April 15th at 9:30AM, we will hold a group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Sunday, April 23rd, meditation will end early, at 10:30AM, to allow time to travel to KTD for lunch and a field trip to the Earth Day weekend activities there. If you plan on attending, please notify the KTD office, in advance, regarding lunch.

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM

April 2nd: Lama Zopa will teach, The Four Applications of Mindfulness (last introductory talk)

April 8&9: Khenpo Ugyen, The Eight Stanzas of Thought Transformation, (Please see above).

April 16th: Book study, Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chap. 7, Heroic Perseverance.

April 23rd: Field trip to KTD for Earth Day weekend. Leaving at 10:30AM. (see above).

April 30th: Lama Zopa will teach, The Five Buddha Families.

Tuesday Programs at 7PM

April 4th: Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings tsok.

April 11th: Short Green Tara practice, etc.

April 18th: Chenrezig/Amitabha practice

April 25th: Short Green Tara practice, etc.

Saturday, April 15th at 9:30AM: Group Ngondro practice

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

March 2017

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 by Laura Roth

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.

On Saturday March 18th at 9:30AM, we will hold group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Sunday March 19th we will hold a Members Meeting followed by a potluck lunch. The more, the merrier! Please come and support your sangha.

SAVE THE DATE: On Saturday and Sunday, April 8th & 9th, Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin will teach on Mind Training and will give a public talk, Advice for Developing Confidence, Devotion, and a Deeper Connection with Buddhism. Stay tuned!

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM

March 5th: Book study, The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chapter 6 continued.

March 12th: Introductory teaching on The Importance of Having a Spiritual Friend.

March 19th: Semi-annual Members Meeting followed by a potluck lunch.

March 26th: Lama Zopa will teach, probably on The Four Seals of the View.

Tuesday Programs at 7PM

March 7th: Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok (see above). Prep time is at 6:30PM.

March 14th: Short Green Tara practice, etc.

March 21st: Chenrezig/Amitabha practice

March 28th: Short Green Tara practice, etc.

Saturday, March 18th at 9:30AM: Group Ngondro practice

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated

February 2017

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by Laura Roth

Highlights for February 2017

On Tuesday, Feb. 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. 6:30PM preparation time.

On weekend of Feb. 10-12, Fri. to Sun., we will show a webcast of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s teaching at KTD, Karma Chagme’s Prayer for Offering Prostrations. Prostrations are the first foundation of preliminary practice. Khenpo Rinpoche will teach the meaning and benefits of prostration practice and the story behind Karma Chagme’s prayer.  Fri. 7-9PM, Sat. 10:30AM-noon & 3:30-5PM, and on Sun. 10:30AM-noon & 2:30-4PM.

On Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 7PM, we will celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year of Female Fire Bird, with special prayers followed by refreshments.

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM:

Feb. 5th: Book study, The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva. Chap. 6 on Patience.

Feb. 10-12th: Webcast of Khenpo Rinpoche’s KTD teaching, Prayer for Offering Prostrations.

Feb. 19th: Introductory teaching, The 6 Perfections, from Khenpo Rinpoche’s book Excellent at the Beginning.

Feb. 26th: No teaching but we will be cleaning the shrine room in preparation for Losar. Many hands would be appreciated!

Tuesday Programs at 7PM:

Feb. 7th: Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok, lead by Laura Roth. (see above)

Feb. 14th: Short Green Tara practice, etc.

Feb. 21st: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Feb. 28th: Losar celebration

Saturday, Feb. 25th: Ngondro group practice starting at 9:30AM for those qualified.

Please Note: A donation of $5 by nonmembers for Sunday teachings is appreciated

January 2017

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 by Laura Roth

Highlights for January 2017

Albany KTC will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd, for Chenrezig. This is the first day of school for students at Doane Stuart. Everyone is encouraged to attend First Light at KTD on January 1st.

Weekend of Jan. 7 & 8th. Unfortunately, Lama Karma Drodul has had to cancel our planned weekend teaching so that he could be available for Khenpo Rinpoche. However, Lama Karma will be able to participate in the Blessing for our new shrine, on Sunday, Jan. 8th, at 2:30PM, to be followed by a reception. In addition, we are able to schedule a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok on Saturday, January 7th, which is Guru Rinpoche Day. The Tsok will begin at 10AM. This is an offering of the five sense pleasures to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings in which we share. Please bring a vegetarian snack or non-alchoholic drink to share.

On Saturday, Jan. 14th, at 10AM, we will have a long-term planning meeting at Albany KTC. This meeting is open to all who are interested.

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM

Jan. 8th: Book study on The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chapter 6.

Jan. 15th: Lama Zopa will teach on The Four Immeasurables, continuing the introductory talks.

Jan. 22nd: Lama Zopa will teach on Bodhicitta and the 7-Branch Prayer.

Jan. 29th: Book study on The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Continuation.

Tuesday Programs at 7PM

Jan. 3rd: Chenrezig/Amitabha (Plus: cleaning the shrine room, starting at 5PM)

Jan. 10th: Short Green Tara, etc.    Jan. 24th: Short Green Tara, etc.

Jan. 17th: Chenrezig/Amitabha      Jan. 31st: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Saturday Events

Jan. 7th: Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok, 10AM

Jan. 14th: Long-term Planning meeting at 10AM. Please come and have a voice!

Jan. 21st: Ngondro Group practice for those qualified. Starts at 9:30AM.

Please Note: a donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

December 2016

Posted on November 29th, 2016 by Laura Roth

Highlights for December 2016

On Saturday, Dec. 3rd, at 9:30 AM, we will hold group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Sunday, Dec. 4th, Laura will continue the introductory series by teaching the 4th talk, Sending and Receiving Meditation.

On Sunday, Dec. 11th, Lama Zopa will continue the introductory series by teaching on The Refuge Vow.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Doane Stuart will be closed for break from Dec. 16th and will open on Jan. 2nd for school. We will not be opening KTC until January. However, we will be having our Holiday Party on Dec. 17th at Marilyn McKee’s home, 4 – 7PM. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share. Call or email Joan ((518) 872-1629 etc, director@albanyktc.org) for directions to Marilyn’s. Hope to see you there!

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM

Dec. 4: 4th Introductory talk, Sending and Receiving Meditation, taught by Laura Roth.

Dec. 11: 5th Introductory talk, The Refuge Vow, taught by Lama Zopa.

Tuesday Programs at 7PM 

Dec. 6: Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Dec. 13: Short Green Tara, etc.

Saturday Programs

Dec. 3, 9:30AM:Group Ngondro Practice for those qualified

Please Note: A donation of $5 by nonmembers for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

Highlights for November 2016

Posted on October 31st, 2016 by Laura Roth

Saturday, Nov. 5th, is the last day of the long-life Drupchod retreat at KTD. Everyone isencouraged to attend, even a part of this. See Lama Zopa’s email of 10/29. Times are 8AM-12 & 2-5:30PM each day from 10/30/16 to 11/5/16. Afternoon of Sat. 11/5 will be an empowerment.

On Sun., Nov. 6th Lama Zopa will teach the 3rd in the series of introductory teachings, Ethical Foundations of Buddhist Practice, from Khenpo Rinpoche’s book, Excellent at the Beginning.

Tues. Nov. 8th is Election day. We will not be open. However, on Wed. Nov. 9th, 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.

Fri. through Sunday, Nov. 18-20, we will show a webcast of Khenpo Rinpoche’s teaching at KTD, Blessings of Mani Pills. Fri. 7-8:30PM, Sat. 10:30-12 & 3:30-5, Sun. 10:30-12 & 2:30-4.

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM:

Nov. 6: Lama Zopa will teach, Ethical Foundations of Buddhist Practice. (See above)

Nov. 13: No KTC teaching, but will be open for Chenrezig practice and meditation. People are encouraged to attend Lodro Nyima Rinpoche’s teaching at KTD: The Mind of Bodhicitta.

Nov. 18-20: Webcast of KTD teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. (See above)

Nov. 27: Book study, The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chapter 6.

Mid-week Programs at 7PM:

Tues., Nov. 1: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Tues., Nov. 8: Election day, no program

Wed., Nov. 9: Guru Rinpoche Tsok (see above)

Tues., Nov. 15: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Tues., Nov. 22: Short Green Tara, etc.

Tues., Nov. 29: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

October 2016

Posted on September 29th, 2016 by Laura Roth

Regular Schedule

Sunday: 9AM Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

10 AM Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)

11:15 AM Teaching or other program

Tuesday at 7PM: First, Third, and Fifth Tuesdays Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice

Second & Fourth Tuesdays Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls

Highlights for October 2016

On Tuesday, Oct. 4th, we will dedicate our Chenrezig/Amitabha practice to the memory of Lou Ferayorni, who died last year on October 5th. Hard to believe it’s been a year already.

On Saturday, Oct. 8th, at 9:30AM, we will hold group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Sunday, Oct. 9th, Lama Zopa will complete his important teaching series on The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma, by teaching the 4th thought, Defects of Samsara.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11th, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok. This is an offering of the five 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.

On Sundays, Oct. 23rd & 30th, we will begin offering a series of introductory teachings based on Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s book Excellent at the Beginning, which is available at our bookstore. This series will be taught by senior students, beginning with Laura Roth. This is very important information for people new to our center and a good review for more experienced practitioners as well.

Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM

Oct. 2: Lama Zopa will answer questions from the book study on The Way of the Bodhisattva.

Oct. 9: Lama Zopa will teach on the 4th of the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to Dharma.

Oct. 16: Book study, The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chapter 5.

Oct. 23: 1st talk of the introductory series, Connecting with the Buddhist teachings. (see above)

Oct. 30: 2nd talk of the introductory series, The Practice of Meditation

Tuesday Programs at 7PM

Oct. 4: Chenrezig/Amitabha (dedicated to Lou Ferayorni)

Oct. 11: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Oct. 18: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Oct. 25: Short Green Tara, etc.

Please Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.

Highlights for September 2016

Posted on August 29th, 2016 by Laura Roth

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.

On Sunday, Sept. 18th, we will hold a Members’ Meeting. Please come. Your presence is vital.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9:30AM, we will hold group Ngondro practice for those qualified.

On Sunday, Sept. 25th, Lama Zopa will continue his series of teachings on the Four Thoughts, covering the third thought, Karmic Cause and Effect

Sunday Programs at 11:15AM

Sept. 4: DVD: Sacred Tibet, the Path to Mt. Kailash, with Paul Horn.

Sept. 11: Book study, The Way of the Bodhisattva, by Shantideva. Chapter 4.

Sept. 18: Members’ Meeting (short and sweet)

Sept. 25: Lama Zopa will teach on the 3rd of the Four Thoughts: Karmic Cause and Effect.

Tuesday Programs at 7PM

Sept. 6: Chenrezig/Amitabha and phowa

Sept. 13: Guru Rinpoche Tsok

Sept. 20: Chenrezig/Amitabha

Sept. 27: Short Green Tara