Join Piedmont KTC

By donating or becoming a member of the Piedmont KTC (Karma Thegsum Choling), you help to keep the precious Buddhist teachings and the rich tradition of the Karma Kagyu Lineage available in the Piedmont area. Operation costs of Piedmont KTC are funded entirely by donations and contributions from supporting friends and members. We try and keep our operating costs low and teaching admission fees low, yet we need your help. Your donation goes a long way to help the dharma flourish and continue to benefit beings that come in contact with it. Please feel free to discuss any questions about membership with a current KTC member.

The benefits of membership in the Piedmont KTC include:

  • Knowing that you are supporting our local practice center and its activities
  • Free Wednesday night dharma study
  • 10% discount on bookstore purchases

The Piedmont KTC is an affiliate of our parent monastery, the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery (KTD) in Woodstock, NY. In addition to becoming a member of the Piedmont KTC, if you choose, you may also become a member of KTD.

The benefits of membership in KTD include:

  • 10% discount at the Namse Bangdzo bookstore at KTD
  • Discounts on lodging and teachings depending on level
  • Priority for special events such as visits by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Karmapa
  • See the KTD membership page for specifics of membership levels

Levels of membership in Piedmont KTC

  • Student Member of Piedmont KTC and KTD Monastery – $10 per month
    Entitled to full Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) benefits and Piedmont KTC benefits
  • Associate Member of Piedmont KTC – $20 per month
    Entitled to full KTC benefits
  • Full Member of Piedmont KTC and KTD Monastery – $40 per month (Family: $50 per month)
    Entitled to full Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) benefits and Piedmont KTC benefits
  • Supporting Full Member of Piedmont KTC and KTD Monastery – $60 per month
    Entitled to full Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) and Piedmont KTC benefits

Ongoing contributions to KTD can either be made directly, or incorporated into your KTC dues (in the form of a Full or Supporting KTC membership.)

In addition, or as an alternative to joining our KTC, you may also make a tax-deductible financial contribution. This money goes to support teachings and lama visits to North Carolina, our practice center, and outreach to the local community. Contributions of any size are welcome and are tax deductible. Piedmont KTC is a 501(C)3 non-profit registered in the state of North Carolina.

Anyone interested in joining or making a financial contribution to the Piedmont KTC is encouraged to call 919-968-9426 for details.