Albany Karma Thegsum Chöling

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.

Picnic this Sunday !

Sunday, 7/28:  

11:30 am - 3:00 pm:    Annual KTC picnic at Town of Colonie Town Park, North Schermerhorn Rd, Cohoes, NY 12047.  By the Mohawk River.  Bring a vegetarian dish to share if you can, and utensils to serve it and perhaps a folding chair or two.  Plates and plastic ware will be provided.  In case of rain the picnic will be at the center. Check email if in doubt.  The forecast for Sunday is good !

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Online teachings can also be viewed on the large TV at our center, mostly on Sundays at 10:30 am, unless otherwise noted.  Please see calendar for latest.

If you would like to be added to our email list and receive weekly updates, or for information about membership, please email

Meditation instruction is available Sundays at 9:30 am.  By appointment...  Please email

Donations are always welcome to help support our center.

Albany KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Study Center, meeting at Hudson Ridge School (formerly Doane Stuart), 199 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144.   Park on Forbes Avenue side, go up steps, use leftmost door. Go to the left down the hallway... first classroom on the left. Room 142.