Weekly Practice Schedule


10:00 a.m. - On the first Sunday of the month we practice the White Tara. Click for details
10:00 a.m - The rest of the month our weekly practice alternates between shamatha meditation and Chenrezig practice. Please call for more information.

The Hay River KTC Meditation Center was organized in 1997 as an affiliate center of KTD (Woodstock, NY). Our purpose is to make available to all who are interested the teachings and practices of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. We are, in particular, a retreat center for the Nyungne practice of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig. Our main teachers are His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. We are located in rural west central Wisconsin just outside of Ridgeland.
We all have a spark of goodness in us, a powerful potential for developing warmth, openness, tenderness, sanity, and an incomparable sense of well-being and richness that cannot be approached by material or physical wealth and comfort.
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

The Nyungne Continues!

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This March the Hay River KTC hosted its second 8 Nyungne retreat. Nine participants joined Lama Yeshe and completed all 8. Rinpoche has said that everyone accumulates the merit of all other participants so each participant accumulated the merit of doing 80 solitary Nyungne. Two of the participants were so inspired they went to Wangchen Rinpoche’s center in Los Angles and completed 25 with him beginning in April. There were 9 in that group who completed all 25. Thank all of you who helped make the retreat possible.
Our center is an ideal place to hold this practice so Lama Yeshe will lead a 5 Nyungne, 11 day, fasting retreat November 1 through November 11. Total cost is $375. There will be space for people who would like to do one to four Nyungne. Please contact Lama Yeshe to reserve a spot if you are interested. By email at:

By telephone: 1-715-949-1407.

Lama Karma will be here 11-13 to 15.

Lama Karma, will visit with us and present teachings on the six paramitas. He will begin the teaching on Friday evening, November 13th, and conclude Sunday afternoon, November 15th.
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Our Center now provides the opportunity to make a lamp offering.

Because of the association with great good fortune, lamp offerings are made for any individual or family life event that is celebrated, such as the birth of a child, the marriage of a couple, the graduation of a son or daughter, the birthday of a friend, and the anniversary of one's parents.
See more
Lama Yeshe article on “Living Sustainably”
Khenpo Karthar's 2012 visit
Audio from Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's October visit is now available

Fundraising Effort for the KTD Monastery Completion

As a part of the SAR Project, KTC Hay River has participated in sponsoring the Gampopa Gateway as a birthday gift to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.
Director:   Lama Tsultrim YesheKTD (Woodstock, NY)
E-mail: yeshe@chibardun.net
About Lama Yeshe
Assistant Director:     Amy Billman