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.

Our Albany center is now open.  We are located at the Doane Stuart School (directions below).  We also have a full schedule of teachings and practice offered online.

Meeting link for online sessions:

Sunday 3/26 and Sunday 4/2.

KTC will show the Gyalwang Karmapa´s Spring teachings live at KTC on our large screen TV. The teachings have been in two parts beginning at 9:00 EST. These teachings have been lively and practice-oriented with many practical examples and instructions that are easy to understand and apply. Needless to say, any connection with such a great bodhisattva will bring a great result in both this and future lives. And to receive the Dharma from a great master within the KTC sacred shrine room that is rich in blessings is far better than listening in our usual home environment which is often a source of mundane distraction. I thus encourage everyone to make the effort to attend these sacred teachings in full at the KTC.

Yours in Dharma,

Lama Zopa Tarchin

Calendar of programs (teachings are online unless noted at our center) :

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 10 am.  By appointment...  Please email

Donations are always welcome to help support our center.

Albany KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Study Center, meeting at Doane Stuart School,

199 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144.   Park on Forbes Avenue side, go up steps, use leftmost door.