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KTC Unveils Erlewine Archive at the Manjushri Library/in News/by Quinn Griffin
It’s been a long time in the works, and KTC Columbus is proud to announce the opening of The
Michael and Margaret Erlewine Archive of Tibetan Buddhism at the KTC Manjurshi Library.
The archive, full of amazing books and a wide array of Buddhist recordings, art, and media, was
dedicated in a ceremony on Losar Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023.
More than two dozen boxes of valuable books, dozens of cases of valuable recordings from great
masters, gorgeous shrine offerings, handsome Tibetan Buddhist art objects and pictures, plus an
archive of Karma Kagyu teachings that rivals any in the United States were gifted to Columbus KTC
in 2022 by Michael and Margaret Erlewine of the Heart Center KTC in Big Rapids MI.
Michael and Margaret’s contributions to Tibetan Buddhism in general and the Karma Kagyu Lineage
in particular are difficult to quantify in words.
Early students of the Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Margaret and Michael blazed a trail for
Dharma Center development, scholarship, and interdisciplinary work that produced the archive KTC
has the honor of hosting.
The Erlewines’ devotion to Khenpo Rinpoché and their enthusiasm for learning and sharing what
they have learned gave Dharma students in the United States the earliest recording archive of
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s teachings, as well as KTD Dharma Goods, the dharma book and sacred
object retailer that preceded today’s Namse Bangdzo bookstore.
Our small Manjushri Library at Columbus KTC cannot contain all the treasures the Erlewines have
shared; we will be placing their art treasures throughout our building, and their shrine objects will go
into use in our shrines.
In this small way, we hope to honor the Erlewines for their many contributions to the Dharma in
general and our Sangha community in particular.
The next time you are at KTC, be sure to take a look inside the Manjushri library to see the plaque
honoring the Erlewines, and take a good look at the archive, which we hope to share in an
expanding way with KTC members over the coming months. – Lama Kathy Wesley
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HAPPY LOSAR from All of Us at KTC!/in News/by Quinn Griffin
Tashi Delek (Auspicious Good Wishes) to one and all for the Year of the Rabbit – Losar 2023!
Lama Kathy recommends that we try to spend some extra time practicing mantra or meditation of offerings on the Losar holiday (Tuesday Feb. 21) because of the old Tibetan saying, “What you do on Losar, you will do all year long.”
Adding some extra practice on Losar Day will help you get the year off to a good start and help you connect with sentient beings in an auspicious way!
Want to start with an outdoor incense offering of your own? Check out the Short Lojong Smoke Offering Practice here: https://www.dropbox.com/home/SANG%20AND%20SUR%20PUJAS/LHASANG%20SMOKE%20OFFERING%20CLASS%20HANDOUTS
And remember that the first 15 Days of the New Year correspond to the 15 Days of Miracles performed by the Buddha during a debate he engaged in with non-Buddhist scholars. During these 15 days, the positive and negative effects of actions are particularly magnified, so it’s a good time to do lots of virtue and refrain from non-virtue 🙂
THIS coming Saturday Feb. 25 Lama Kathy and Lama Tom will preside over a Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony at 11:30 AM. It will be preceded at 10 AM by a one-hour class on the Bodhisattva Vow and a NEWLY ADDED Refuge Ceremony at 9 AM! There is no need to register for the Refuge Ceremony, but you can sign up for the Bodhisattva Vow class here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-the-bodhisattva-vow-teaching-and-ceremony-with-ktc-lamas-tickets-522291567137
The 15 Days of Miracles will culminate at KTC with a 9 AM Morning prayer service on Tuesday March 7, the “official” day to celebrate Chötrul Duchen, the Great Occasion of the Buddha’s Miracles.
May all beings benefit!
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First Refuge Ceremony of the New Year: 12:45 PM Sunday Jan. 8!/in News/by Quinn Griffin
As we welcome the Western New Year, KTC has set its first Refuge Ceremony of the New Year for 12:45 PM Sunday Jan. 8.
The Refuge Vow Ceremony is the initial entry to the Buddhist path for new practitioners. In this short ceremony, the Dharma student takes the Buddha as their teacher, the Dharma as their path, and the Sangha (congregation) as their community. They receive a Dharma name and instructions on how to practice the Refuge Vow in everyday life.
If you’ve been thinking about taking the Refuge Vow, you can read more about it here:
To sign up for the Jan. 8 ceremony, contact Lama Kathy here: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Refuge Ceremony will be offered at Losar (Tibetan New Year) in late February.
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