The Ann Arbor KTC meets on Sundays at 11 AM and Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM there is quiet sitting meditation called shamatha — calm abiding — or shinay in Tibetan. Basic instruction can be provided.
After the meditation we explore the teachings of Buddhism and the Karma Kagyu lineage through discussion of books, tapes, videos or other material, and offer an opportunity to answer questions.
Movie Night The third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM we take a break from meditation and watch a movie with themes connected to Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Check our Events page for upcoming titles.
Sundays there is sadhana practice, in Tibetan. A sadhana is a formal practice that includes chanting, visualization, mantra repetition and meditation. Texts with pronunciation and translation are provided. Don’t feel you have to chant, you are welcome to just observe and read the English translation. See our Weekly Schedule page for more information.
Conversation. Before our regular practices the members usually sit in the kitchen and have tea or just talk. If you have questions or just want to talk to the group, you’re welcome to come a few minutes before the scheduled practice time.
Occasionally we host visiting lamas and other special events. Check our Events page for the latest information.