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Welcome To The Rime Center

The Rime Buddhist Center is a non-sectarian Tibetan Buddhist center located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. We are located in a beautiful 7,000 sq. foot, 100-year-old church, that can accommodate up to 250 people. On the second floor is a residential retreat center with twelve beds, divided into a men's and a women's dorm. The Rime Center also has a gift shop and bookstore that carries a variety of Dharma books and practice items.



Drepung Gomang Monks Sacred Art Tour

September 1 - 14, 2014

Drepung Gomang Monks Sacred Art Tour

The Monks are here! The Rime Buddhist Center is once again honored to host the Drepung Gomang Sacred Art Tour. This tour shares the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist culture throughout the country.The Monks will be in Kansas City, September 3rd through September 14th. Events planned include a Sand Mandala creation, cooking classes, cultural performances, in addition to Pujas and Dharma Teachings at the Rime Center.

Download the flyer for all the events here (PDF).

Please visit the Tour Calendar on Facebook for event details. Refugee made goods including: jewelry, clothing, artwork, as well as traditional Tibetan items such as singing bowls, will be available for purchase at all events. Tour proceeds assist the Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India, which strives to house, feed and educate any monk wishing to study at this center of higher learning, including orphans and refugees fleeing Chinese occupied Tibet.

If you prefer not to use Facebook, you can view the Tour Calendar here. Use the Calendar functions to navigate to September 3 when the Tour starts!

Fall Weekend Meditation Retreat: Mind Training / Lojong

September 19 -21, 2014

Fall Weekend Meditation Retreat: Mind Training / Lojong

Have you wanted to 'get away' to meditate and practice but the travel and overnight stay is just too much to handle?

This fall, the Rime Buddhist Center is offering a weekend Meditation Retreat, Mind Training/Lojong, that is designed just for you! This residential Meditation Retreat will be conducted at the Heartland Center in Parkville, Missouri. In this tranquil residential setting we will be observing noble silence and will focus on Mind Training/Lojong instruction as well as release of ego clinging and training the mind in Bodhicitta. These instructions will be incorporated into your meditation. Your facilitators for the retreat will be Gabi Otto and Matthew Rice. This is a wonderful way to deepen your practice.

Schedule

Friday, Sept. 19 Saturday, Sept. 20 Sunday, Sept. 21
6pm – 7pm Registration
7am – 8am Session 1
7am – 8am Session 1
7pm – 9pm Introduction and Teachings
8am – 9am Breakfast
8am – 9am Breakfast
 
9am -12pm Session 2
9am -12pm Session 2
 
12pm – 2pm Lunch & Break
12pm – 2pm Lunch & Break
 
2pm – 5pm Session 3
2pm – 5pm Session 3
 
5pm – 7pm Dinner & Break
 
 
7pm – 8pm Session 4
 

To Register

Use the Rime Buddhist Center class registration form (PDF): download here.

Space is very limited (only 10 spaces left) so register soon!

Fee

$125
All food and lodging is provided. Please specify any special dietary needs.

Location

Heartland Center
16965 NW 45 Hwy
Kansas City MO 64152 (link to Google Map)
www.heartlandcenter.org



Would You Like to Make a Bodhi Bag to Keep or Donate?

Afternoon Bodhi Bag Making Class

Saturday, September 27

Make a Bodhi Bag

If you can cut, iron and use a sewing machine, join Stephanie Shirazi and Gabi Otto on Saturday, September 27, to make your own Bodhi Bag. This is a beautiful item to give as a gift, donate to the Homeless Outreach program, or keep for yourself! All materials will be provided along with simple step-by-step instructions. This is a fun way to create a great bag and enjoy time with other Sangha members.

Location

Rime Buddhist Center

Date

Saturday, September 27
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fees

Class: $15.00
Materials: $5.00

To Register

Use the Rime Buddhist Center class registration form (PDF): download here.

Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche Visit

Female Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism

Guru Rinpoche Empowerment / Tibetan Medicine & Healing Mantras

November 7 - 9, 2014

Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

There are many female Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in Tibetan Buddhism, all of whom have powers and levels of realization on a par with their male counterparts. Many of them have emanated from a single Buddha, while others combine within themselves the essence of many separate Buddhas. Each of them has a beautiful story to tell. On Friday, November 7, Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will relate some of these stories and teach you how to perform their practices and how to help others benefit from their compassion and wisdom.

It is considered highly auspicious to receive the Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment, known as the ‘Heart Essence of the Lotus Born.’ Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava ‘Lotus-Born’ also known as the Second Buddha, was a sage guru from Oddiyana, northwestern Classical India (in the modern-day Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD. In those lands, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche (lit. ‘Precious Guru’) or Lopon Rinpoche.

Traditionally, Tibetans take medicines that have been blessed by the recitation of numerous mantras during the process of the making of the medicine. Thus, when we take the medicine, we are taking in the blessing of the mantras. The doctor who makes the medicines recites many mantras during the process of making the medicine. Tibetan medicine helps many physical and mental ailments. In this teaching, Venerable Tulku Yeshi will give the oral transmission of many healing mantras that could be used for oneself, other people, pets, and all sentient beings.

Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche was born in Tibet and has been a devotee and practitioner of Mother Tara since he was a child. He is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche and was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama's Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism and came to Sakya Monastery in order to help write H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya’s and H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya’s biographies. Tulku Yeshi has written twelve books, eleven of which have been published on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture including A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa. He gives teachings on Tibetan philosophy, psychology, and practices. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he works on Dharma activities and has dedicated himself in service of Sakya Monastery and Phuntsok Phodrang.

Schedule

Friday, November 7 Saturday, November 8 Sunday, November 9
7:30pm - 9:30pm Female Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism
10:00am - 12:00pm Guru Rinpoche Empowerment
10:30am Dharma Talk at Sunday Service
2:00pm - 4:00 pm Tibetan Medicine & Healing Mantra

Fees

Non-Residential Retreat: $120 in advance or $140 at the door

To Register

Use the Rime Buddhist Center class registration form (PDF): download here.

 

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