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.
Sunday: 9AM Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice
10 AM Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)
11:15 AM Teaching or other program
Tuesday 7PM: First, Third, and Fifth Tuesdays Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice
Second, Fourth Tuesdays 7-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, Short Green Tara Practice, and Confession of Downfalls
Thursday 6:30PM: Dakpo Targyen Members class
Highlights for May 2015
On Saturday, May 9, we will hold a Long Green Tara practice from 9:30 to 11:30AM, led by our special guest, Lama Karma Drodul! Please do not eat meat in the morning before the practice.
On Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day, Lama Karma Drodul will teach, Recollecting a Mother’s Kindness: a Buddhist Perspective. Teaching will start at 10:45AM after a shortened meditation sitting from 10 to 10:30AM.
On Tuesday, May 26, we will hold a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok practice. This is a feast offering to Guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings, in which we share. Preparation is at 6:30PM. All are welcome. Try to bring a vegetarian snack or non-alcoholic drink such as cheese, crackers, cookies, chips, fruit, candy, nuts, juice, or soda.
Sunday Programs at 11:15AM:
May 3: Book study: Chapter 2 of Into the Heart of Life, by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. Laura Roth will facilitate.
May 15 – 17: Live webcast of Khenpo Karthar’s teaching at KTD on The Purifying Practice of Nyungne: Part 1. This teaching will be webcast all weekend: Friday, May 15, from 7 to 8:30PM, Saturday, May 16, from 10:30AM to noon and from 3:30 to 5PM, and Sunday, May 17, from 10:30AM to noon and from 2:30 to 4PM. Suggested donation of $5 per session is appreciated.
May 24: To be announced
May 31: Book study: Chapter 3 of Into the Heart of Life. MaryAnn Duncan will facilitate.
Note: A donation of $5 by non-members for Sunday teachings is appreciated.
- 9:00 – 10:00 Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche
- 10 – 11 Shamata (tranquility) meditation and Tonglen (compassion) meditation
- 11:15 Video teaching TBA
***Special Event***: Lama Karma Drodul will visit Albany KTC on the weekend of May 9-10. He will lead our Green Tara practice on Saturday from 9:30 – 11:30 AM and will give a talk on Sunday at 10:30 AM. For more details see the May Schedule.
April Events: The last half of April was an exciting time, as His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, arrived at his seat at KTD and gave many wonderful teachings, including public talks at the Ulster Performing Arts Center and in the town of Woodstock, an empowerment for KTD members, teachings at KTD, and visits to Karme Ling Retreat Center in Delhi, NY. The Karmapa also visited Kagyu centers in Redhook and Wappingers Falls. For more information, including webcasts of the teachings and wonderful pictures, please visit KTD’s website: www.kagyu.org or visit www.karmapaamerica2015.org