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Visiting KTC

KTC is located in the building behind the house located at 139 La Plata Road NW. Visitors are welcome, but please note that KTC is not staffed every day, and does not hold regular hours during the week. Therefore, the best times to visit are during the bi-monthly visitor days. For experienced practitioners who wish to participate in a sadhana practice, the sadhana schedule is on the calendar. At other times, the grounds are open for visitors but the library and shrine room are closed.

Things to know when visiting:

  • the front house is not part of KTC
  • please do not disturb the residents of the house
  • please do not block or park in the driveway

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Guidelines for College Students 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 Sunday morning practice, 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.



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Weekly Events

Bi-Monthly Visitor Days: Open to All

Two Saturdays per month, most of the year, (see calendar), KTC is open to visitors at 10:00 AM. These are the best times to see the center and ask questions about Buddhist philosophy and practices. At these times, an experienced practitioner is present who can answer visitor's questions.

In months that include a Lama visit, there may be only one visitor day, but visitors are welcome to come to the Lama's teachings.

Sunday Mornings: Traditional Tibetan Buddhist sadhana practice

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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.

Thursday Evening Meditation

On Thursdays 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.


Expanding Your Knowledge
7:00 PM Thursdays: Dharma Topic / Book Discussion.

At 7:00 PM on Thursdays, 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.