Lama Tom Broadwater took refuge with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche in 1999 and completed a three year retreat under his direction in 2012. He is the Resident Lama at the Athens Ohio Center. Lama Tom worked as a Social Worker Administrator for thirty five years before retiring a few years ago. He is also the father of two and grandfather of three children. Lama Tom teaches at Columbus KTC every 4th Sunday of the month and is the spiritual guide and inspiration for our Ngondro group that meets monthly on the 4th Sunday.