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Comfest is almost here! Some last-minute reminders and announcements

Comfest is almost here! Some last-minute reminders and announcements

Dear Dharma Friends:

Comfest is almost here!

Our sangha’s biggest outreach event of the year is the Community Festival at Goodale Park. This year’s festival is Friday Saturday and Sunday June 24, 25, and 26.

Our KTC will have a booth there, selling items and raising money for our KTC rebuilding fund. Every year we make friends at Comfest, many of whom hear about the KTC for the first time and visit in the weeks after the festival, bringing lots of new faces to KTC.

Some last-minute reminders and announcements:

1. COME HEAR LAMA KATHY! Lama Kathy will present a short talk at 4:15 p.m. Friday June 24. at the Off Ramp Stage. The talk will only be 5 minutes long, but she will wrap up with a short Chenrezig chant and take up a collection for KTC afterward.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If two or three people could join Lama Kathy onstage to sing at the end of her 5-minute talk, and stay behind to collect donations in our shiny foil bags, that would be awesome. Write to Lama Kathy at kmwesley@me.com to sign up.

2. CHENREZIG CHANT FOR THE PUBLIC will be at 11 a.m. Saturday June 25 at the Live Arts Stage. Thanks to the five people who volunteered to help Lama Kathy and Ron Hess lead our chant for peace and harmony at the festival and the world! Didn’t volunteer in advance? Don’t hesitate – COME ON DOWN ANYWAY for our REHEARSAL!

REHEARSAL: 10 a.m. Saturday near the Live Arts Stage. We will harmonize, and Ron will lead us with guitar. Short Chenrezig TEXTS will be provided, but BRING YOUR OWN CUSHION AND BLANKET to sit and chant onstage.

3. STILL WANT TO HELP BUT COULDN’T SIGN UP EARLIER? You don’t have to know everything about the Center or Buddhism to volunteer! Click the link below to sign up for booth duty.

In addition, if you are interested in volunteering for Security or Clean-Up for the Festival itself, please contact Marcus Casey at marcusocasey@gmail.com. If enough folks volunteer in these areas, KTC’s booth will be free, and we may even make money!

Here’s that signup page:

Volunteer Sign-Up

Thanks for reading – hope to see you there!!!

In dharma,
Your KTC Columbus Family 🙂