Albany Karma Thegsum Chöling

Mailing address:
15 Dutch Village, Apt TC
Menands, NY 12204

Resident Lama: Lama Zopa
Director: Laura Roth,, 518-434-7420
External site:


Albany KTC Vajrayana Buddhist Center was established in 1979 by The Seventeenth Karmapa, Ögyen Trinley Dorje (1985), head of the Kagyu lineage, and is under the direction of Lama Zopa. It is located at the Doane Stuart School, 199 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, New York. Our main practices are the Chenrezig/Amitabha Puja, Green Tara, and Guru Rinpoche. We also offer general meditation instruction and practice. We have regular teachings by Lama Zopa and visits from other qualified Kagyu lamas.


Weekly Practice Schedule

Sunday Mornings
9:00 a.m.
Chenrezig/Amitabha Puja


10:00 a.m.
Meditation Practice (Instruction available)


11:15 a.m.
Teaching by Lama Zopa or other program


Tueasday Evenings 
7:00 p.m.
First, Third, and fifth Tuesdays: Chenrezig/Amitabha puja


7:00 p.m.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays: Seven line prayer to Guru Rinpoche and Short Green Tara Puja


Thursday Evenings
7:00 p.m
Occasional advanced class, as announced.


Introduction to Buddhism program is offered once a month on a Saturday morning, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Upcoming Programs

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Recorded at the Marriott Hotel, Paris 14th arrondissement, France. June 4-5, 2016.

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