Big Week for KTC – Matching Funds! Meditation Marathon! Beam-Signing Event!

It’s an exciting week for the Columbus KTC sangha – our 10-Day “Meditation Marathon” fundraiser has inspired a $5,000 matching-funds challenge, and our contractor will give us a chance next Saturday, Nov. 21, to SIGN OUR NAMES on a steel beam that’s going inside our building!

First Things First – $5,000 Match Fund Opens NOW!

Our first-in-a-generation Meditation Marathon has been a great success – 35 Meditators have taken up our “10-Day Meditation Challenge” and raised almost $10,000 for the #RebuildKTC project. Seven Teams, including one led by Lama Karma Drodhul – KTD President and nephew of our founder, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche – have generated excitement and encouraged donations.

NOW WE HAVE A MATCHING FUND OPPORTUNITY! Inspired by KTC’s Rebuilding project, a group of KTC-related friends who meet weekly and call themselves “Men Having Coffee,” are putting up a $5,000 challenge. Every dollar raised from NOW through the close of business FRIDAY Nov. 20 will be DOUBLED, up to $5,000!

To donate to the challenge, visit:

We thank the Men Having Coffee for this inspiring giving opportunity.

Leave Your Mark: Sign Your Name on a Steel Beam  for the New KTC!
We’re all excited by the new construction at Columbus KTC. Seems like only yesterday that we had our “Drive-Through Construction Celebration” in September, and now we’re ready to offer our KTC sangha friends an opportunity to “leave their mark” by signing their names on a commemorative steel beam that will go into the KTC’s wall and roofing system.

From 10:30 AM to 12 Noon on Saturday Nov. 21, the gates to our materials yard will be open so our sangha friends can drive in and sign their name on a special steel beam.  You can write your name or the name of someone you love, and a one-word wish: “Love” or “Joy” or “Equality” or “Peace” or other wishes. No long strings of words – just one. And no profanity, please.

As we did during the “Drive-Through Celebration” we ask people to approach the materials yard by driving north on Pennington Alley (the alley behind the center), pull to the side of the alley, put on a mask, head into the yard, sign the beam, and then exit, taking your car north on Pennington Alley toward Rich Street. 

Masks, hand sanitizing and social distancing will be required to participate. Masks, hand sanitizers and marker pens will be provided.

Although the names won’t be visible in the finished KTC building, your name will be part of our building for many years to come.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday the 21st!

May all be auspicious for Columbus KTC, and may all beings benefit!