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An Affiliated Center of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Welcome to Albany KTC
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 the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the supreme master of the Kagyu lineage.

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

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This Week at Albany KTC

Week of April 14-20, 2014

Dear Friends

On Tuesday April 15 at 7 PM we practiced the Chenrezig/Amitabha puja, followed by the Confession of Downfalls on the occasion of the full moon, and the Amitayus Dharani for the long life of our beloved teacher, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

On Thursday, Lama Zopa’s Dakpo Targyen class will meet at 6:30 PM.

Our big event this week, on Sunday April 20, will be the visit of Lama Lodro Lhamo from Karme Ling retreat center  in Delhi, NY. After our regular Chenrezig/Amitabha practice at 9 AM and meditation at 10, she will give a Dharma talk at 11:15 AM on The History and Importance of Tara, the Female Buddha. We hope you can come to hear this wonderful teacher.

We note that this is a special week for our friends of other faiths, since both Passover and Easter are being celebrated. We wish you great joy!

All good wishes,

Laura Roth


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Program Highlights

Highlights for April 2014

Highlights for April 2014

Special Events:

On Tuesday April 8 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 at 6:30 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 Sunday April 20 we will have a visit from Lama Lodro Lhamo, who will teach at 11:15 AM on The History and Importance of Tara, the Female Buddha. Lama Lodro has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1990. She completed three three-year retreats at Karme Ling Retreat Center under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, and received full bhikshuni ordination in 2008. She is currently the women’s retreat master at Karme Ling. Lama Lodro has a master’s degree from Columbia University, and is fluent in English, Chinese, and Tibetan. A $5 donation is suggested.

On April 25-27, we will present a live webcast of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s teaching at KTD: Dharma & Everyday Life: 100 Verses of Advice by Padampa Sangye. Beginners as well as longtime practitioners will find these instructions to be inspiring and meaningful. You may attend any or all of the sessions. Participants may submit questions after morning sessions to be answered in the afternoon sessions. Meditation instruction will be available during the meditation periods. A donation of $5 per session is suggested.

Friday, April 25: 7-9 PM Teaching;

Saturday, April 26: 10 AM Meditation, 10:30-12 AM Teaching; 3 PM Meditation, 3:30-5 PM Q&A

Sunday, April 27: 10 AM Meditation, 10:30-12 AM Teaching; 2 PM Meditation, 2:30-4 PM Q&A

Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM:

April 6: No teaching

April 13: Study group on the Traleg Rinpoche’s book The Practice of Lojong: Cultivating Compassion by Training the Mind. We will begin Chapter 7, Guidelines for Mind Training

April 20: Lama Lodro Lhamo will teach on The History and Importance of Tara, the Female Buddha.

April 27: Continuation of the Webcast of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s teaching.

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Albany KTC News and Special Events

Past Events: On March 7-9, Lama Tashi Dondrup from Toronto visited Albany KTC. He inspired us with teachings on the practice of Amitabha Buddha and as well gave refuge and an Amitabha empowerment. Four people took refuge in the Buddhist Path.

Coming up: On Tuesday, May 27, Lama Tsultrim Yeshe will visit Albany KTC.

۞  Please click here for previous News and Special Events articles.   ۞

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Please note:
We are normally only present at the center during the hours posted on the schedules. For information on visiting at other times please contact us at least 72 hours in advance.