Karmapa KTD

Religious Organization

All posts are written by sangha and staff associated with KTD, the North American seat of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. This page is not personally maintained by His Holiness.


KARMA TRIYANA DHARMACHAKRA (KTD) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery beautifully situated in the heart of the Catskill Mountains above Woodstock, New York. It is the North American monastic seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

KTD is a retreat center where students study and practice Tibetan Buddhism as taught by its distinguished resident lamas, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, and Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin as well as many visiting Kagyu teachers.

KTD has an international network of local practice centers known as Karma Thegsum Chölings (KTCs), which are under its direct spiritual guidance.