Younge Khachab Rinpoche: Dream Yoga Teachings and Vajrasattva Empowerment

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May 13th–14th, 2017

m_f7fa3d99d68a2c6d5921eb6e14a6282cWe are extremely delighted to welcome back Younge Khachab Rinpoche the Rime Center, May 13 through 14th. Rinpoche will be giving teachings on the Dream Yoga and give the Vajrasattva empowerment. In the bardo of dream, the primary methods taught to realize the nature of mind and appearances is the training in Dream yoga. This set of practices includes training in recognition of the dream state, also called “lucid dreaming”; transforming the dream state once recognition is gained; and the enhancement practices, by which obstacles are overcome.

Rinpoche will bestow the Vajrasattva empowerment. Minling Dorsem or ‘Mindroling Vajrasattva’ is a famous practice of Vajrasattva revealed as a terma by Terdak Lingpa in 1676. Vajrasattva is a sambhogakaya Buddha who embodies all of the five Buddha families. He is also a support for purification practices. Rinpoche will be giving extensive and practical instructions based on his vast study and personal experience. This is an incredible opportunity to receive teachings and instruction from a true Dzogchen master.

“Since he is the all-pervading lord of the hundred buddha families and the single buddha family of the great secret, he is unlike any other deity.” – Yukhok Chatralwa Chöying Rangdrol

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Summer 2017 Class Schedule

Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s summer curriculum. This semester you will have the opportunity to receive teachings from Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley the Drepung Gomang Geshe in Residence at the Rime Center. Also back by popular demand is our 2nd Annual Bodhisattva Challenge.  Look for details below on these exciting opportunities to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners.
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Illuminations Rime Jewel Summer 2017

Letter Writing to Buddhist Inmates Training

The Prison Outreach is adding a new way to join in- through writing letters to a Buddhist inmate. We are collaborating with Inner Peace Prison Dharma and Urgyen Pete Machik Potts. Rime members came together for the first training on Sunday, April 23rd. This training helped not only prepare members on what to expect as a volunteer and provide guidelines to know, but also to offer a way to support each other. If you are interested in becoming a part of this new program, please email prison.outreach@rimecenter.org.

Sangha Voices Sumer 2017

There’s Plenty of Room in Buddhism for Both of Us

by Daniel Scharpenburg

I don’t really like words like secular or skeptic. But to be honest, I don’t believe in spirits, magic, gods, demons, reincarnation, or psychic powers. I just don’t. I’m not closed-minded, and I don’t look down on people who believe in those things — though I’m always surprised so many do. Above all, I want people who see things the way I do to know that they aren’t alone. Continue reading

Support the Jindak Community to Meet Our Goal

With the increase in expenses from the last few years donations are no longer enough for us to break even after we pay our rent and utilities. We are challenging our Sangha members to help us meet our basic financial obligation by signing up for our Jindak Community. Our Goal is to raise $5,500 through the Jindak Community on a monthly basis to meet our basic needs of rent and utilities. The Rime Center has both ACH and Paypal options for you to support us in meeting our goal. If you’re not comfortable with a monthly commitment, there is a donation box to the right as you leave the shrine room.

Half Day Zen Meditation Retreat

The Rime Center’s half-day meditation will continue throughout the spring and summer. The practice will consist of Zazen, seated meditation, Kinhin, walking meditation, chanting and Samu, or mindful work. Meditation will be from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and the facilitators will be Nova Bradfield and Vickie Cumberland. We will follow the practice taught by visiting teacher, Karen Maezen Miller, with a brief instruction at the beginning of the meditation. Continue reading