Santa Monica Karma Thegsum Chöling  (KTC) was founded in 2008  as an affiliate center of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa’s dharma seat in North America.

Santa Monica KTC is a tax exempt charitable organization 501c3 dedicated to spreading the Dharma to our community.to provide  for all levels of practitioners, a respectful and open community for the study, practice, and activities of Buddhism of the Karma Kagyu tradition under the guidance of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra and His Holiness the Seventeeth Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

Please see our calendar for a special group book study, meditation and conversation  that we will be doing through the Fall and Winter of 2019.

COVID-19 update

We are currently only meeting via Zoom. Please refer (sign up) to our newsletter for the latest events and meetings.

    Take care!

    We meet every Tuesday night from 7pm – 845pm  

    First Presbyterian Church 1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    We will meet in the Renaissance Room with entrance to the right side of the patio through glass doors. 

    There is evening parking for $2 in the parking lot across the street at 1235 2nd Street.