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:

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

You can add the KTC calendar to your own Google Calendar by clicking the plus sign above... 

Coming up Sunday December 10 at 11:00 am:  Join us for a holiday Luncheon potluck at the center after meditation. Please bring a vegetarian dish or non-alcoholic drink to share.

Online teachings can also be viewed on the large TV at our center, mostly on Sundays at 11:00 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. Go to the left down the hallway... first classroom on the left. Room 142.