Guidelines for College Students
Students enrolled in a religious studies course at UNM or CNM are welcome to visit KTC to fulfill their course requirement of attending a religious ceremony. If attending the Wednesday evening puja, we ask that you please sit quietly in the chairs provided along the south wall of the building (under the big windows). You may take notes, and questions may be asked before or following the ceremony. You are also welcome to use our Brief Guide to Tibetan Buddhism as a study aid and material for your assignments.
Sunday Mornings: Traditional Tibetan Buddhist sadhana practice
A traditional Tibetan Buddhist liturgical practice (sadhana), is held every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM. The puja lasts about one hour. A meditation session begins shortly after the sadhana. Visitors are welcome to attend. Note that the practice is recited in the Tibetan language.
Wednesday Evening Meditation
On Wednesdays at 6:00 PM we offer instruction and group sessions for those interesting in learning and practicing meditation. At KTC, we practice meditation in the Buddhist tradition. Group sessions are structured for calming meditation (Sanskrit: shamata; Tib: shinay), and generally include silent sitting, with one or more brief interludes of walking meditation. Although the session lasts for one hour, participants may come and go as they please.
7:00 PM Wednesdays: Dharma Topic / Book Discussion.
At 7:00 PM on Wednesdays, members and visitors are welcome to join us for a discussion of a Buddhist-themed book or topic. The subject matter changes each week. See the monthly calendar for information.