About Our Center

Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche)

Ann 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. Use 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 under the coat hooks in the kitchen.

The shrine room is handicap-accessible. Please call or email to let us know you are coming so we can let you in through the front door.

We are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During ordinary times, on Wednesday evening at 7 pm we hold quiet sitting meditation, with basic instruction provided. This is followed by discussion of Buddhist books and concepts. And on Sunday mornings there is an 11:15 service, including a brief Dharma talk, discussion, and meditation. On Sundays we also do sadhana practices at 10. A sadhana is a formal practice that includes chanting, visualization, mantra repetition and meditation. Texts are provided with pronunciation and translations.

Individual meditation instruction and spiritual guidance is also available and can be arranged by emailing lamanancy@annarborktc.org.

When we reopen, we plan to continue hosting a variety of special events, including programs by visiting lamas and teachers. Check our events page for more information.