New Home for KTC Jacksonville (KTC 傑克遜維爾的新家園)

Fulfilling the Vision in 2021: A New Home for KTC Jacksonville

Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville was founded in 1986 by the beloved Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Under the leadership of Lama Losang(David Bole), who completed the traditional 3 Year Retreat under Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, the Center has been the face of Tibetan Buddhism in Jacksonville and the North Florida area. We have offered free meditation instruction weekly to the public during these many years and have been an academic resource for local universities and colleges. Thousands of people have learned about meditation and Buddhism because of KTC. The Center was at the old building location at McDuff Avenue for 17 years. In October 2020, the owner of the building we rented for almost two decades decided to sell the old building and we made the difficult decision during the COVID-19 pandemic to hold weekly pujas and meditation virtually until we purchase our own building. We wish to continue to be a resource to offer free meditation instruction and share the Buddha’s teachings through the Karma Kagyu Lineage in a new building.

The purchase of a larger space that the KTC Jacksonville can call its own will have a greater capacity to serve the needs of our community. We will be able to better host retreats, have visiting teachers and monastics stay in our new building, and have a larger shrine room to accommodate more participants.It is also our aspiration to have His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, visit Jacksonville when we have a permanent building! We are trying to raise $150,000 for an initial down payment for this new home.

Our teachers, like Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, strongly endorse, as well as encourage support for KTC Jacksonville’s initiative to establish a permanent center and they have also contributed significantly to this worthy cause. It was Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s sincere wish that KTC Jacksonville have its own building to share the Dharma for generations to come. Supporting a project such as this is an opportunity to accumulate great merit because it help us continue to share the Dharma with others. With over $96,000 raised since 2018, this leaves us with $54,000 left to raise to complete our fundraising goal of $150,000. We hope that this year in 2021 we can complete our fundraising goal. Your contribution is vital. If you believe in the transformative power of meditation and the Buddhadharma, we ask for your continuous support of this meaningful aim.

Karma Thegsum Choling Jacksonville is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the State of Florida. Your donations are tax deductible. All donations go directly to KTC Jacksonville for the purpose of purchasing a new building.

Thank you for your support!

Casey Stone
Treasurer, KTC Jacksonville


 傑克遜維爾的噶瑪三乘法林中心(KTC)是由我們敬愛的堪布卡塔仁波切於1986年創建的。自建成以,該中心一直是傑克遜維爾和北佛羅達地區藏傳佛教的前沿之地。多年來,完成三年閉關的仁波切弟子喇嘛David Bole帶領下,我們每周向公眾提供免費的禪修指導,並為當地大學和學院提供學術資源。因KTC的存在,數千人學習了禪修和佛法。十七年以來,該中心一直租用位於麥克達夫大街的一座舊建築。202010月,大樓的主人決定賣掉我們租了將近二十年的舊樓。適逢新冠疫情的流行,迫使我們做出了一個艱難的決定,在購買新中心之前,堅持每周都在網上舉行共修和法會同時我們盼望未來能在新中心裡繼續秉持噶舉傳承,為法友們提供免費的禪修指導、佛法開示











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Casey Stone
Jacksonville, FL

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