Updated July 11, 2017
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Events held at KTC:
We regularly invite Lamas from our lineage to visit our center for teachings and empowerments. For those interested in taking refuge, or who seek a personal interview with a Lama, these can generally be arranged with any of the Lamas during their visits. Contact us for information.
Events Outside KTC:
Founded in 1982, the Albuquerque Karma Tegsum Chöling (KTC) is an affiliate center of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), the North American seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa. We follow the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, as well as Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, abbot of KTD Monastery, and the Lamas and teachers of KTD.
Visit the Albuquerque KTC to:
We invite you to visit the Albuquerque KTC, the first Tibetan Buddhist center established in Albuquerque. A traditional sadhana practice is held every Sunday at 9:30 AM (visitors welcome).
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Information for visitors and new students of Buddhism is provided two Saturdays per month at 10:00 AM (see calendar). Group meditation practices are held at 10:30 AM each Sunday and every Wednesday or Thursday at 6:00 PM (check schedule). Teachings and empowerments from authentic Lamas in the Kagyu lineage are offered semi-regulary. In addition, the center maintains a library of books on Buddhism, as well as audio and video recordings of teachings. These resources are available to KTC members. Please contact us for information about becoming a member.
The activities of the KTC center depend on donations, and the support and participation of practitioners.
At KTC, we emphasize our direct connection with His Holiness, the Karmapa and the Karma Kagyu Lineage. We practice meditation, tantric sadhanas, and Lojong (Mind Training), with the aim of calming the mind and emotions, and developing spiritual insight and wisdom.
For instruction and guidance, we rely upon the Lamas and teachers of KTD Monastery, who regularly visit our center.
For information on our activities, call 505-343-0692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For comments or problems concerning this web site, please contact email@example.com.
(Above photo) We have regular visits from KTD teachers. Above is Lama Karma, with some KTC members and friends.
KTC members celebrated the 2016 Losar (Tibetan New Year) with a purification and offering ceremony.
Group activities include the weekly sadhana practice (liturgy recitation, chanting, and meditation).
Building a Chenrezig sand mandala under the guidance of Lama Karma Chöpal (not in photo).
Könchog Chidu group with Lama Tashi Dondup, April 2013.
Earth Day Prayers at Bachechi Open Space.
From the archives: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche with KTC members (ca 1982), at the original KTC retreat center, Puerto de Luna, NM.
From the archives: Khenpo Dudjom Dorjee with KTC members (ca 1983), at the KTC retreat center in Puerto de Luna, NM.
From the archives: page from 1992 KTC newsletter, describing 10-year anniversary and founding of KTC!