Chicago Karma Thegsum Chöling (KTC) is a Buddhist Meditation center for the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
We are an affiliate center of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), the North American seat of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje; the head of the 900 year old Karma Kagyu Lineage and guide to millions of Buddhists around the world.
Regular Sunday Schedule
9:15-9:30 New Comers Orientation
9:30-10:00 Shamatha (Calm Abiding) Meditation
10:00-10:45 Chenrezig & Amitabha Sadhana Meditation
10:45-11:00 Tea Break
11-12 Introduction to Buddhism
led by Lama Sean
All are welcome to attend regardless of backround or experience. Chicago KTC prides itself on providing instruction on foundational Buddhist philosophy as well as detailed explanations of the practices we do at the center. If you wish to learn more and cannot come during Sundays, please contact us here and we will do our best to accomodate you
The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Visits Chicago KTC
On May 4, 2015, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa fulfilled our request and aspiration to visit Chicago Karma Thegsum Chöling to bless the members of our sangha and the center itself.
His Holiness gave the reading transmission of the Mani mantra and root text “For the Benefit of All Beings” then gave a concise teaching on the importance of the Chenrezig practice which is the heart essence of our center’s practice.
"When we set ourselves the task of cultivating compassion through the practice of Chenrezik, this means we are committing ourselves to opening our eyes to what is really going on. Practicing Chenrezik means bearing witness to the sufferings of others, with loving eyes wide open."
“Our body is limited but our mind has no limits. Our potential for compassion and love is limitless.”
-17th Karmapa at Chicago KTC
There is a wonderful article posted
which summarizes the event.
We want to thank your Holiness Karmapa from our loving hearts for being a wish-fulfilling jewel and gracing us with your presence. We pray for your long life and your return to our center again and again.