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Updated February 18, 2018

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Monthly Calendar


Events Late 2017 - 2018
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.

Upcoming Events:
  • Sat December 16, 2017, 10AM

    Dharma Talk by Frank Webb
    Visiting from Dallas KTC

    The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

  • April 6-8 2018

    Chenrezig Empowerment and
    Refuge Ceremony

    Lama Karma Drodhul (KTD)

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The 17th Karmapa
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:
  • Experience an extraordinary space for group practice.
  • Attend visits and teachings by highly respected, authentic Lamas.
  • Receive instruction in meditation and Buddhist fundamentals.
  • Participate in Buddhist-friendly social activities and outings.
  • Establish a personal connection with the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, founded in Tibet, 900 years ago!
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).

How does KTC differ from other Tibetan Buddhist centers in Albuquerque? Click here to find out!

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). (Mid-week meditation suspended for winter). 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.

KTC group photo

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 info@abqktc.org. For comments or problems concerning this web site, please contact admin@abqktc.org.
Lama Visit
(Above photo) We have regular visits from KTD teachers. Above is Lama Karma, with some KTC members and friends.
Losar group 2016
KTC members celebrated the 2016 Losar (Tibetan New Year) with a purification and offering ceremony.
Sadhana practice
Group activities include the weekly sadhana practice (liturgy recitation, chanting, and meditation).
sand manadala
Building a Chenrezig sand mandala under the guidance of Lama Karma Chöpal (not in photo).
Group photo with Lama Tashi
Könchog Chidu group with Lama Tashi Dondup, April 2013.
Earth Day Prayers
Earth Day Prayers at Bachechi Open Space.
Early days with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
From the archives: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche with KTC members (ca 1982), at the original KTC retreat center, Puerto de Luna, NM.
Early days with Lama D. Dorjee
From the archives: Khenpo Dudjom Dorjee with KTC members (ca 1983), at the KTC retreat center in Puerto de Luna, NM.
10 Year Anniversary newsletter
From the archives: page from 1992 KTC newsletter, describing 10-year anniversary and founding of KTC!