Indiana County Karma Thegsum Choling

  Welcome to Indiana County KTC

a Tibetan Meditation Center

 This site is under construction

Schedule:  Meditation is every Saturday 

10:45 am Meditation instruction
11 am sitting and walking meditation
11:30 book or movie discussion

Chenrezig meditation is held on the last Saturday of each month at 10 am.  (This is a chanted Tibetan meditation that focusses on developing compassion.)

Location:  655 Church Street, Suite E324, Indiana PA 15701

We are located in the old R&P building on church street. We are on the 3rd floor turn left off of the elevator and we are the first door on the right.  

For further information you can contact us using the contact page.


We are excited to host Tibetan teacher, Lama Karma, for a weekend of talks on techniques from Tibetan Buddhism for developing compassion in tough times. 

Friday, August 17
    7:00-8:30 pm    Talk:  Meditation & Its Postive Impact on Relationships

Saturday, August 18
    10:30 am-12 pm  Talk:  Compassion in Difficult Times
    12:00 pm              Participants invited a free vegetarian lunch at the KTC
    2:00-3:30             Talk:  Compassion in Difficult Times
    7:00 pm                Refuge Vow and Chenrezig Empowerment ceremonies*
Sunday, August 19
     10:30 am-12 pm  Talk:  Compassion in Difficult Times
     12:00 pm             Participants invited to lunch at Kim Moon (at your own cost)
     2:00-3:30 pm:     Talk:  Compassion in Difficult Times

*The Chenrezig empowerment is given as a blessing and invokes Chenrezig who is the embodiment of limitless compassion.  The Refuge ceremony is the first step on the Buddhist path.  Refuge is required to attend the Chenrezig ceremony.

Personal interviews with Lama Karma are also available upon request.

All sessions take place at the Indiana County KTC (655 Church St., Suite E324, Indiana PA).  The general public is invited to attend one or more sessions.  Donations will be accepted at the door.  (Suggested donation:  $10/session or $5/session with I-card.)

Lama Karma Drodhul is a resident teacher at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD), one of the main Tibetan monasteries in the US with which our KTC is affiliated.  KTD is the North American seat of his Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, head of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.  Lama Karma Drodhul is also principal attendant to the Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the abbot of KTD.  He became a monk when he was nine years old and at twenty received both getsul (intermediate) and gelong (full) ordination from Khenchen Thrangu Rimpoche.  Lama Karma excelled in all aspects of dharma study and completed his education in five years.  Thrangu Rinpoche sent him to the US to deepen his understanding of the dharma under the tutelage of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.  

In March 2004, Lama Karma completed his first, and in February 2008 his second, traditional three-year three-month retreat under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center.  He now is the Drubpon (retreat master) at Karme Ling.  He travels to different centers to teach and is the author of Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

Lama Karma Drodhul.