Mailing address:
P.O. Box 10186
Tampa, FL 33679

Location: 13515 Lake Magdalene Blvd., Tampa , FL 33618 -2309
External site:
or Cralle Hall,
Co - Directors: Gwenn Hanner
David Grabau

Tampa Bay KTC was founded in 1985 by the Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Under his guidance the practitioners of Tampa Bay KTC are committed to providing an appropriate situation for learning and practicing the traditions of the Karma Kagyu Lineage. KTC Tampa Bay has hosted many distinguished lamas of the Kagyu tradition. We meet Sunday mornings at 9:00 at Global Center for Integrative Health, 5701 N. Florida Ave, three blocks north of Hillsborough Ave., or at the Tampa Bay Karma Thegsum Choling Retreat Center, 13515 Lake Magdalene Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33618. Please contact us to confirm location before you come.

Weekly Practice Schedule
9:00 a.m.
Meditation practice


10:00 a.m.
Teaching video or audio tape


11:00 a.m. 
Vajrayana practice: 
Green Tara, White Tara, Chenrezik, or Medicine Buddha

The Tampa Bay KTC Retreat Center is also a private residence. Please contact the center in advance to confirm whether there will be a practice on any given Sunday.

Meditation instruction and practice available by appointment. Please email the center. Tampa Bay KTC bookstore has a large collection of notable titles related to the study of Buddhism in the Kagyu tradition, as well as many other hard-to-find practice materials, including study tapes, transcripts of teachings, pictures of lamas, large prints, malas (rosaries), Buddhist children's books and tapes, kathas (silk blessing scarfs), highest quality Tibetan incense, cards, and sadhana texts and tapes/CDs.

Upcoming Programs

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Karmapa Teachings

100 Short Instructions of Mikyo Dorje
Recorded at Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, India. January 17-22, 2017.

Heart Sutra
Recorded at the Hyatt Hotel, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India. August 15-18, 2016.

Dhamra Talks in Paris
Recorded at the Marriott Hotel, Paris 14th arrondissement, France. June 4-5, 2016.

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Kagyu Lamas' Videos

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Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
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