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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery

Published on February 19, 2015

I have been involved with the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery since 1983, when they were just pouring the foundation. Most of the photos photos shown here were taken at the KTD monastery (KTD) which is located in the mountains above the city of Woodstock, N.Y. KTD is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in North America, the seat of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje.

In you live in the area or travel to upstate New York, take time to visit KTD Monastery and take in all of the incredible painting, artwork, statues, and traditional buildings there. It is really lovely, as these photographs show.


The main shrine room is open weekdays from 2:00 – 6:00 PM, and on weekends on Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 6:00 PM, and on Sundays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM and 4:00 to 6:00 PM. These times are accurate if a teaching is not in progress.

Free guided tours are available to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM. Please phone before coming to be sure the tour is happening. 845-679-5906, extension 3.