Pre-registration for March 20 and 27, and April 3 and 10
After six years of waiting – after an arson fire moved us into borrowed spaces for four years, and a pandemic kept us from meeting in person for two years more – Columbus KTC will at last be open in its new location on Sunday March 20, 2022!
We know everyone would like to attend on opening day, and we would like to accommodate as many people as possible, but with Franklin County still listed as an area of “medium spread” of COVID cases on the Centers for Disease Control website, we will be limiting attendees for the first several weeks and asking our dharma friends to take turns, using a pre-registration system on the EventBrite platform for the first four Sundays: March 20, 27 and April 3 and 10.
In Person, Except for Chant Practices
Also, due to advice regarding the high risk of COVID transmission through choral singing, our “Regular Sunday Program” for these first four weeks will consist of three non-chanting programs:
1. “Regular Sunday Programs,” consisting of Quiet Meditation in the shrine room from 10 AM to 11 AM, followed by a conversation break at 11 AM and the weekly Sunday Dharma Talk at 11:30 AM.2. “Introduction to Meditation” class from 10 AM to 11 AM in the Classroom3. “Introduction to Buddhism” class from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the Classroom
Weekly Sunday chant programs will remain virtual (webcast on the Zoom platform) until further notice.
Pre-Registration “Tickets” are free, and we will post a new “Regular Sunday” signup on Sunday evenings, March 20, 27, and April 3.
How Many Can Attend?
Each of our three Sunday programs will have limited attendance for the first four weeks.
The KTC shrine room can accommodate 174 people in chairs, but considerably less on meditation cushions, so we will limit attendance for the “Regular Sunday Programs” in the shrine room to 75 people each week for the first four Sundays.
The Classroom can seat 75 people in chairs, but far less on meditation cushions. We will limit attendance at both “Introduction to Meditation” and “Introduction to Buddhism” to 25 attendees.
How Do We Sign Up?
Here’s the link to our “Regular Sunday Program” for March 20th Signup. All tickets are for the in-person program: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/columbus-ktcs-regular-sunday-morning-program-march-20-2022-tickets-292141823057
Here’s the link to the “Introduction to Meditation” Signup. Choose the “in-person” tickets to attend in person: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-meditation-tickets-232616812147
And here’s the link to the “Introduction to Buddhism” Signup. Choose the “in-person” tickets to attend in person: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-buddhism-the-three-vehicles-tickets-232620493157
Oh, and Smile – You Will Be On Camera!
Although we’re returning to in-person programs, we will still be serving our Zoom and livestream audiences. So you might see signs in the Classroom and Shrine Room reminding you that by entering the room, you agree to be seen on camera for the folks watching from home.
If you have any concerns, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.