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What We Do 2017-10-12T18:23:39+00:00

Meditation Instruction and a 900-Year Lineage of Wisdom

Founded in 1985 by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Tampa Bay Karma Thegsum Choling is a Karma Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist Center.

Administered and maintained by senior students, Tampa Bay Karma Thegsum Choling maintains close connections to the main KTD Monastery Headquarters in the Catskill Mountains, Woodstock, Upstate New York, seat of the 17th Karmapa in North America. (photo of KTD above)

In Tampa

KTC Monthly Meditation ~ 13515 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Tampa, FL, 33618; see event section for timing.

We don’t have a permanent Meditation Center in the Tampa bay area; instead, we host frequent meditation and teaching events at excellent venues in the area, with our main monthly meditation at 13515 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Tampa, FL, 33618

You may also join us for meditation in our new Meditation Garden in Brooksville, with both cushions and chairs available.

KTC Meditation Garden ~ 31201 Satinleaf Run, Brooksville, FL 34602

Some recent events include:

Mindfulness Meditation at Kaleisia Tea Lounge, meditating in the beautiful Japanese Tea Room, and talks at the Seminole Heights and Jimmy B Keel Libraries.

Look to the Events tab to see our upcoming events in the Tampa Areaany questions?

Tampa Bay KTC’s new Meditation Garden in Brooksville, which has cushions and chairs available.

KTC Meditation Garden ~ 31201 Satinleaf Run, Brooksville, FL 34602

But wait, there’s more!

KTD headquarters in Woodstock, New York is beautiful monastery located on a mountain, where a full slate of programs and the opportunity to experience the rhythm of contemplative life is offered many weekends of the year – information on how to experience life on the mountain in a Buddhist Monastery here.

And in Florida, there are KTC practice centers in Gainesville and Jacksonville with frequent visits from excellent teachers.

Check out our next events here!