Welcome to Albany KTC
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Albany Karma Thegsum Choling (KTC) is a Buddhist study and meditation center providing authentic teachings and practices of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

We have a weekly schedule of meditation practices and Dharma teachings.

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.

We offer free instruction in basic Buddhist meditation practice each Sunday morning.

Albany KTC To Be Closed During School Vacation Weeks
Albany KTC will be closed
December 21, 2014 through January 3rd, 2015.

The Doane Stuart School building will be closed during vacation from December 20 to January 2.

Therefore, our regular Sunday programs will not be held on December 21 and 28, and there will be no Tuesday practice on Dec 23 and 30. The Thursday study group will also not meet during the break.

Regular programs will resume on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Please visit our contact page should you wish to contact us during that time.

We wish everyone peace and happiness for the holiday season and the New Year.

Our Regular Weekly Schedule

Each week Albany KTC offers Buddhist teachings and practices such as Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion; Buddha Amitabha; Green Tara; and Guru Rinpoche, the second Buddha of Uddiyana.

We also provide free instruction in basic meditation practice.

The weekly teachings are teachings by Lama Zopa, teachings by visiting Lamas or other instructional programs.

Sunday:
9:00 AM   Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice
10:00 AM   Meditation Practice (Instruction Available)
11:15 AM   Teaching or other program

Tuesday:
7:00 PM
First, Third and Fifth Tuesdays:   Chenrezig/Amitabha Practice
Second and Fourth Tuesdays:   Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche and Short Green Tara Practice

Upcoming Schedule

Highlights for December 2014

Note: TheDoane Stuart School building will be closed during vacation from December 20 to January 2. Therefore, our regular Sunday programs will not be held on December 21 and 28, and there will be no Tuesday practice on Dec 23 and 30. The Thursday study group will also not meet during the break. Regular programs will resume on Sunday, January 4, 2015. We wish everyone peace and happiness for the holiday season and the New Year.

During the break there will be several programs of interest at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra: the visit of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on December 21-23, the Amitabha retreat on December 27-31, and First Light on January 1, 2015. We encourage KTC members to take advantage of these programs.

Special Events:

On Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 we will have a visit from Lama Losang, AKA Dr. David Bole, who will lead a retreat on “The Art of Living,” exploring traditional Oriental healing methods, such as acupressure and Chi Kung, for enhancing health and happiness. Dr. Bole has a PhD in Psychology and is a licensed Acupuncture Physician. He has completed a three-year meditation retreat at Karme Ling and is resident Lama for Gainesville, Florida KTC. There will be a public talk on Friday from 7 to 9 PM and on Saturday the retreat will run from 9:30 AM to 12 noon and from 2 to 4:30 PM. More details can be found in the flyer.

On Tuesday December 2 at 7 PM, we will have a Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok practice. This is an offering of the five sense pleasures to guru Rinpoche and all enlightened beings, in which we share. Preparation is at6:30 PM. All are welcome. If you can, bring a vegetarian snack or drink.Possible things to bring are cheese, crackers, cookies, chips, fruit, candy, nuts, juice, and soda.

On Saturday, December 13 from 4 to 7 PM we will have a holiday party. Call or email KTC for directions. If you can, bring a vegetarian dish to share, and let Laura Roth (434-7420) know what you are bringing.

Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM:

Dec 7: Introduction to Buddhism final talk: Compassion Meditation

Dec 14: Video: Blessings, The Tsoknye Nangchen Nuns of Tibet

Dec 21: Center closed

Dec 28: Center closed

Coming up: On Saturday, January 10, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Lama Lodro Lhamo will teach and lead a practice of Green Tara.

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

Upcoming Visit
Lama Lodro Lhamo Visit.

On Saturday, January 10, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Lama Lodro Lhamo will teach and lead a practice of Green Tara.

Please mark your calendars.

This Week at Albany KTC

Week of December 15-21

Dear Dharma Friends,

This is our final week for 2014.  We wish you and all sentient beings a peaceful and happy holiday and new year.

Tuesday 12/16 at 7 PM we will chant the Chenrezig and Amitabha sadhanas as well as the Seven Line prayer to Guru Rinpoche.  Afterwards, for those who have taken the Amitabha empowerment and phowa teachings with Khenpo Kartar Rinpoche, there will be a phowa practice session.

Thursday 12/18 at 7PM  Continuation of our book discussion on The Heart is Noble by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.  Chapter 8, continued “Food Justice: Healing the Cycles of Food and Harm.

Sunday Dec 21: Center closed

Sunday Dec 28: Center closed

Coming up: On Saturday, January 10, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Lama Lodro Lhamo will teach and lead a practice of Green Tara.

Until we meet again, wishing you great blessings.

Yours in the Dharma,

Mary Ann Duncan

May all beings abide in equanimity

free from attachment and aversion

 

Albany KTC News

Lama Losang Retreat

On Friday Evening and Saturday, December 5 and 6 we had a wonderful teaching by Lama Losang. He gave us an rigorous introduction to Chinese healing methods, outlining meridians connected with our various organs, and showing us some key acupressure/acupuncture points for healing a variety of ills. We also had a brief introduction to Chi Kung. Lama Losang promised to return in the future for further teachings on this fascinating subject.

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