Fire at Columbus KTC January 31, 2016

Columbus KTC glies Karmapa banner after the fire

The  Karmapa banner was rescued by firefighters and flown from the atop the building after the fire

flag which was rescued by firefighters and flown from the atop the building after the fire

The members of Ann Arbor KTC were shocked to hear about the fire that destroyed the KTC in Columbus, Ohio and would like to offer our condolences and support. You are in our prayers.

Columbus is about 3 hours’ drive from Ann Arbor and the members have attended many events in Columbus over many years, as well as many at the Grubb St. location.

Here is a link for a GoFundMe campaign to help with the rebuilding: www.gofundme.com/columbusktc

Khenpo Tenkyong Visit

 

Khenpo TenkyongKhenpo Karma Tenkyong was recently appointed by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa as the new president of our parent monastery Karma Triyana Dharmachakra.

In February, 2015 he visited AAKTC and helped us with the details of some of the practices we do regularly. He also gave some teachings and helped us with the organization of the shrine.

A native of Nepal, Khenpo Tenkyong became a monk at a young age and completed an eleven-year course of Buddhist Studies at Karma Shri Nalanda Institute at Rumtek Monastery, culminating in a Master’s Degree. He has extensive experience teaching religious history, Buddhist philosophy, and logic, and has worked for more than eleven years at the Karmapa’s Office of Administration in Dharamsala, India.