37 Ohio Street
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Every Sunday, 10:00am

Learning about
Tibetan Buddhism

At the Factory Street Dance Studio, (on Ohio Ave). Directions and map

Shinay Meditation
(tranquility meditation)
We sit for 20 minutes, break for walking meditation for 10 minutes, then sit for another 20 minutes. Newcomers are always welcome, and an introduction to the basics of meditation is offered at no charge.

Tea & Visiting
After meditation, join us for coffee, tea, and snacks.

Basic Buddhism classes, study and discussion
Sundays at 11:15am, we study Buddhism, with questions and discussion. (Except the first Sunday of each month, see below.)

Chenrezik practice
On the first Sunday of each month, instead of studying we chant the Chenrezik sadhana, a prayer of compassion.

First Tuesday, 7-9pm

Planning Meeting

On the first Tuesday of each month, all are welcome to our monthly planning meetings at Tom & Sue Erlewine’s house,
47 Maplewood

Snow Emergency?
The only time we’re not open on Sunday is when there’s a weather emergency. If there’s a Level 2 or higher snow emergency in Athens, please stay home and stay safe!

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Athens KTC meets every Sunday morning at 10 am to meditate and to study Tibetan Buddhism.

Our meetings include quiet meditation at 10:00, then together we read and discuss material on Tibetan Buddhism in the Karma Kagyu tradition. Sometimes, instead of our group reading, we have visiting teachers give presentations. Coffee, tea, and conversation are part of these mornings, too.

We meet at 37 Ohio Avenue, in the building of the Factory Street Dance Studio. We invite you to join us (directions).

If you’re unfamiliar with meditation or Buddhism, that’s not a problem — we welcome newcomers and are happy to spend time with visitors to introduce these subjects and answer questions.

Our teachers
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche Lama Kathy Wesley
Lama Tom Broadwater


Athens KTC is an affiliate of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery, the North American Seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa. We are part of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

We operate under the guidance of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra.

Our group’s lama is Lama Tom Broadwater, who joins us on three Sundays each month to teach and guide our study and practice.
We also rely on advice from Lama Kathy Wesley, the resident teacher at the Columbus KTC. Lama Tom and Lama Kathy are a longtime students of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

 Thank you for visiting!

Karma Thegsum Chöling, Athens, Ohio