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.

Special Event coming soon:

Lama Tashi 2022 Poster.pdf

There is no registration for the retreat on Oct. 8 & 9. You just come to the center by 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 8. The cost for non-members is $20 per session. There are 4 sessions total, so $80 if you stay for the whole retreat. Check or cash only please, pay at the door. But no one will be turned away for lack of funds, so it's pay what you can.

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 online 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 more information, please email

Meditation instruction is available Sundays at 10 am. By appointment... Please email

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.