KTC Membership and Donations
Wichita Karma Thegsum Chöling is an affiliate of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) in Woodstock, New York, the North American seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa. Wichita Karma Thegsum Chöling (KTC) is a center for study and practice in the Karma Kagyu Buddhist tradition of Tibet.
In order for us to maintain our KTC status, we must have a minimum of 5 National memberships in Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the national Karma Kagyu organization. This allows us to host Lamas, participate in webinars, and support the activities of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Membership includes discounts at KTD monastery in Woodstock New York and its bookstore (available online). Single membership in KTD is $216/yr. Family memberships are also available.
KTC Wichita is member-funded, with no financial assistance from outside entities. Local Membership supports the on-site costs of hosting lama visits and other local center activities.
Newcomers to KTC are encouraged to attend public events and classes for some time before becoming members. Membership should imply a commitment to this spiritual path, and in particular an intention to take Refuge in the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.