KTC Children’s Program

The KTC Children’s program will meet on the first and third Sunday of the month October through December. Here is the October sign-up link. The program runs from 11:30 -12:30 and children ages 5 – 12 can participate. We will be able to expand this program as we get more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact kids@columbusktc.org.

Children’s Group Signup

The first Columbus KTC Children’s class will start on September 17th. Children ages 5-12 are welcome to attend on September 17th from 11:30-12:30 while their guardians attend adult programming. There will be a Buddhist-themed storytime, craft, and mindfulness practice.
If you’re interested in volunteering or have questions, please email kids@columbusktc.org

Small-Group Interviews with Lama Tobden

In order to allow students to have more time with Lama Tobden, a limited number of small-group interviews may be available. Students would meet with Lama Tobden in groups of five for twenty minutes. Each student in the group would be invited to ask one question.
Sign-ups for interviews are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to join one of the possible small group interview sessions, please sign-up here. Probable location of interviews to be Children’s Room downstairs at KTC. Plan to arrive on time there for your scheduled interview slot unless notified otherwise.
There are currently three small group time slots available:
  • Group One: 9am to 9:20 on Saturday, Aug 26
  • Group Two: 9:20am to 9:40am on Saturday, Aug 26
  • Group Three: Group Three: (Not available at this time, but may re-open)
  • Group Four: 9:20am to 9:40am on Sunday, Aug 27
If you are unable to grab a slot, you may add your name to the waitlist for possible openings. Thank you. May all beings benefit!

Are You a Weeder? KTC Garden Team Needs YOU!

As the summer season comes to an end, the KTC garden team is looking for a few good weeders. These are folks who enjoy getting rid of invasive plants that mess up our flowerbeds.

We have a few weeks left in weeding season, so if you’d like to assist, please contact Garden Team Lead Christopher Staron at cjstaron@gmail.com

Thanks very much!

Save the Date! Good Karma Concert

The Good Karma Concert benefitting Columbus KTC will be held Friday, September 15th, from 6-8pm at Rambling House, 310 E Hudson Street.

All are invited to enjoy an evening of music and socializing with KTC members, friends, and family. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Columbus KTC to support ongoing free meditation instruction.

Volunteer for KTC Kids’ Program

The KTC Children’s Program will officially kick off on Sunday, September 17th from 11:30-12:30. Children 5-12 are welcome! More details will follow soon. In the meantime, we need volunteers to staff future dates. Two adults must be in the room at all times and a background check is required for all volunteers. If you enjoy spending time with kids, we will teach you the rest! Please email kids@columbusktc.org.

Want to Begin Your Buddhist Path? Refuge Ceremony Sunday July 30!

In response to requests, we’ve set up a Refuge Ceremony for formal entry into the Buddhist path for 1 PM Sunday, July 30 in the KTC Shrine Room.

Led by Lama Kathy, the one-hour ceremony will include the formal giving of the Vow of Refuge, in which one takes the Buddha as teacher, the dharma as path, and the sangha as community.

Want to get on the list for this and future ceremonies? Email Lama Kathy at lamakathy@columbusktc.org


We’re so excited for the upcoming virtual teaching on Saturday, July 22 by Lama Karma Drodhul on “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” that we have decided to add an in-person watch party to the event!
KTC will be open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, July 22 for folks to come in, and watch Lama Karma’s zoom teaching on the big screen in our shrine room.
Morning session will be 10 AM to 12 noon; afternoon session will be 2 to 4 PM
Bring your sack lunch, enjoy the teaching, and be ready for a group recitation of the 37 Practices after lunch.
In addition, all in attendance at the Watch Party will receive a tiny copy of the 37 Practices text to take home for their own study.

Create Blessings at the Stupa Offering Ceremony Sunday June 4

Four times a year the KTC observes for special holidays, that honor events in the life of the Buddha.
By honoring the Buddha on these special days, we accumulate virtue, and develop the qualities within ourselves that are exemplified in the life of the Buddha.
Our next observance will be at 1 PM Sunday, June 4.
We will meet in the front vestibule, go outdoors to make offerings around the KTC‘s sacred reliquary Stupa. We th n will recite special offering prayers as we make aspirations in front of the stupa.
It is said that making aspirations in front of a sacred reliquary Stupa is like making the aspirations in front of the Buddha himself; we invite you to bring your aspirations and join us.
The ceremony will take approximately 45 minutes and be followed by a light snack of veggies and cheese.

Visit the KTC Library!

On your next visit to KTC be sure to check out the new titles in the KTC a Manjushri Library. Here, KTC Library Volunteer Clare enjoys some “quality time” in our “Khenpo’s Corner” book nook. See you in the library!