In 2016, KTC hosted the North American Kagyu Monlam for the first time in its 40-year history. To host such a large event under one roof, a tremendous effort was required to finish the Maitreya Center in time. The fruit of this effort was a successful Kagyu Monlam followed by the consecration of the Maitreya Statue and building by Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa. The Maitreya Center and the rest of KTC Monastery are now under the direction of Tai Situ Rinpoche.
While many generous donors contributed to the project, KTC was still required to take out a bank loan to finish construction in time for the Kagyu Monlam. We now have an opportunity to pay off the bank loan.
Two generous donors have offered to match all Capital Campaign donation funds up to $250,000 until the end of the year. We have now launched this matching challenge with new opportunities and prices to make donating easier.
We are very grateful for your generosity over many years and invite you to donate now according to your ability to help KTC become debt free, so we can focus our activities on dharma programs for the benefit of all beings.
By donating, you will be included in Maitreya’s donor mandala—the circle of supporters who helped establish and maintain an inclusive, multicultural institution for Buddhist study and practice, in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley region.
You can give to our general Capital Campaign fund or choose one of the specific donor options. To submit names for prayer requests with your donation, please see below.
Capital Campaign Matching Challenge
Donate online by entering any amount below and clicking “add to cart.” You do not need to have a PayPal account, you can donate as a guest using a major credit card.
Donate by mail or fax using this donation form. Mail your donation and completed form to:
KTC Monastery, Attn Office, 245 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
Checks should be made out to “KTC,” with “Capital Campaign” on the memo line.
You may submit names of living and deceased friends, family, and loved ones for dedication prayers. We will arrange to have your list of names blessed at the annual Kagyu Monlam (prayer festival) in Bodh Gaya, India, which is attended by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and about 5,000 monks and nuns; and at Korche and Kala Rongo monasteries in Tibet, which house 200 monks in the monastic college and 300 nuns, respectively.