About Our Center

Guru RinpocheAnn Arbor KTC was founded in 1978 under the guidance of Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the resident abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra.

The Ann Arbor KTC is in the building at 614 Miner St. that was the Miner Street Grocery Store. It is in the heart of the Water Hill neighborhood in northwest central Ann Arbor.

The entrance is at the back, by walking up the driveway on the north side of the house. If meditation has begun feel free to quietly join us.

In keeping with Tibetan tradition, shoes are not worn in the Shrine Room. There is a space provided for your shoes to the left inside the entrance.

The building is partially handicap-accessible. Please call or email to let us know you are coming. We can use the front door, but it opens directly into the shrine room and is normally kept closed.

Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM there is a quiet sitting meditation. Basic instruction can be provided. Sundays we do sadhana practices. A sadhana is a formal practice that includes chanting, visualization, mantra repetition and meditation. Texts are provided with pronunciation and translations. For details check our weekly schedule.

We also host visiting lamas and other special events. Check our Events page for more information.