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.
This Week at Albany KTC
Week of December 9-15
On Tuesday 12/8 at 7 PM we will chant the Chenrezig and Amitabha
sadhanas as well as the Seven Line Prayer which we dedicate to the health,
long life and buddha activity of the Gyalwang Karmapa.
On Sunday 12/15 from 9 AM to 10 we will recite the the Chenrezig and
Amitabha sadhanas and the Seven Line Prayer which we dedicate to the well
being, long life and buddha activity of the Gyalwang Karmapa. From 10 to 11
we will meditate. After a short tea break, Karen Lucik from Vassar College will
delight and inspire us with her beautiful slide show of sacred Tibetan Buddhist
sites that she visited during her recent pilgrimage there.
Highlights for December 2013
Note: The Doane Stuart School building will be closed during vacation from December 22 to January 3. Therefore our regular Sunday programs will not be held on December 22 and 29, and there will be no Tuesday practice on Dec 24 and 31. We will have a special program on December 21, as described below. Regular programs will resume on January 5, 2014. We wish everyone peace and happiness for the holiday season and the new year.
On Saturday, December 7, 10-12 AM and 2-4 PM we will have a “Mani Day.” We will perform the Chenrezig Sadhana and the Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, and accumulate the Mani mantra (Om Mani Peme Hung) for world peace, as well as the Seven Line Prayer for the Gyalwang Karmapa’s health, longevity, and buddha activity.
On Sunday, December 15 at 11:15 AM Karen Lucik will give a slide show presentation of her recent trip to Tibet. Her pilgrimage included the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tsurpu Monastery, Mt. Kailash (Gangkar Tisay), Lake Manasarovar, and other sacred places.
On Saturday, December 21, from 1-5 PM we will have a holiday open house, pot luck, and video, at the home of Joan and Fred Atkins, at 327 Woodstock Road, Westerlo NY 12193. Everybody is welcome. Bring a vegetarian dish to share if you can. We will show the video The Life of Milarapa, Part 1, based on the play by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.
Sunday Programs at 11:15 AM:
December 1: Video Teaching on Lam Rim (Stages of the Path to Elightenment) by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
December 8: Study group on the Lojong book by Traleg Rinpoche. Continue Chapter 3.
December 15: Karen Lucik slide presentation.
December 22: Closed.
December 29: Closed
A $5 donation for teachings for non-members is appreciated.
Albany KTC News and Special Events
More about our Programs
On December 1, our very inspiring teaching on Lam Rim, or The Gradual Path by the Gyalwang Karmapa was our first youtube teaching! We were only able to see the first part of it. For those who missed it or want to hear more, here is a link to the teachings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfholoB2-_g
For our program on Saturday, December 21, here are directions to the Atkins house:
Get on Rt 85 south (from I -90, it’s the exit for Slingerlands &Voorheesville). Stay on 85 south for about 20 miles (through Slingerlands, New Salem), when the road comes to a T-intersection with a Stewarts store in front of you, turn right to stay on 85. At the top of the hill bear left to stay on 85. About a half mile past a little store (M & B’s), turn right onto Woodstock Rd. Go 1.8 miles. We are on the left in a brown salt box house with red trim, #327. Park on the grass.
Our land line is 872-1629. Bring a vegetarian dish to share if you can, but if you can’t, come anyway. FWI we do have 2 dogs, loud at times but harmless.
On January 5, 2014, we will meet again after the winter break. Lama Zopa will teach on the Seven Branch Prayer from the King of Aspiration Prayers.
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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.