Columbus Karma Thegsum Choling

231 S. Grubb Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Center Phone: 614-228-6546
Director: Erin Blue,
External site:


The Columbus KTC offers a regular weekly schedule of meditation practice and classes open to the general public. Meditation instruction is available to everyone. Throughout the year, KTC hosts lamas and monks who give teachings and instructions on practice, and who offer the refuge ceremony for those who wish to practice formally as Buddhists.

For formal practitioners, the center also provides a schedule for special practices each week. The center features a large meditation room for group practice, and a traditional Tibetan Buddhist shrine. Books, incense, and other practice materials may also be obtained at the center.

The center is host to resident teacher Lama Kathy Wesley, a long-time student of KTC founder, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Lama Kathy was a member of the first group of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's students to complete a traditional three-year retreat at KTD's upstate New York retreat center, Karme Ling.

Weekly Practice Schedule
See the online detailed schedule for the upcoming week and more.


7:00 a.m.
Green Tara sadhana 


9:00 a.m. 
Medicine Buddha sadhana


10:00 a.m. 


10:00 a.m.
Introduction to Meditation (for new visitors) - Library


11:30 a.m.
Intermediate Studies in Tibetan Buddhism - Shrine room


11:30 a.m.
Beginning Tibetan Buddhism - Library


1:00 p.m.
Chenrezik sadhana



7:00 p.m.
Chenrezik sadhana. Everyone is invited.



7:00 p.m.
Chenrezik sadhana. Everyone is invited.


Second Saturday of the Month

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Practice workshop or retreat


Third Saturday of the Month

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ngondro group practice


Other Services: One-on-one meditation instruction by appointment, 100-volume library, bi-monthly newsletter. We also sponsor meditation seminars and practice weekends. Write for more information on our programs, or leave a message on the KTC answering machine.

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