Rime Membership Classes

Becoming an official member of the Rime Center demonstrates your support of the Center. In addition, members receive benefits, such as discounts and invitations to special “members only” programs. The four half-hour sessions cover the following topics: 1. Introductions, and the Three Jewels; 2. Meditation, the Three Yanas, and Tibetan Buddhism; 3. The organizational structure of the Rime Center and explanation of our Sunday Service; 4. Retreats/Empowerments and Program Events and service opportunities – along with a tour of the Rime Center. Upon completion of the classes, students are inducted as new members of the Rime Center sangha and are given a mala personally blessed by H.H. Dalai Lama. Continue reading

White Tara Practice

white-taraJoin us February 9th as we will be offering a special White Tara practice in our beautiful upstairs shrine room at 7:00 p.m.. This wonderful practice is associated with health, healing and longevity. Tara is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in the form of a female for the benefit of all beings.

Yuthog Nyingthik Empowerment and Tsalung Trulkor Teachings

Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

May 13 – 15, 2016

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

Tulku Yeshi RinpocheWe are delighted to welcome back Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche May 13th – 15th and give the Yuthog Nyingthik empowerment and Tsalung Trulkor teachings.

Tsalung trulkor is a practice that works intensively with our subtle body. By combining special breath retention techniques with physical movements and visualizations, we move our wind-energy throughout the body, allowing it to reach deep places and open more and more subtle channels.  It is said that tsalung trulkor is a wonderful daily practice,
especially to control and handle the stress of our modern life in society. It has the power to balance the energies of mind and body, and it also helps enormously to support one’s meditation practices.

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Lama Lodu Rinpoche: 1000 Arm Chenrezig Teachings

April 1st–3rd, 2016

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

Lama Lodu RinpocheWe are delighted to welcome back Lama Lodu Rinpoche returns to the Rime Center to share teachings and an empowerment focused on 1,000 Arm Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) is said to be the essence of the speech of all the buddhas and incarnation of their compassion. As one of the Eight Great Close Sons, he is usually depicted as white in colour and holding a lotus. He is of special importance to Tibetans, so much so that he is sometimes described as the patron deity of Tibet Continue reading

Tibetan New Year Celebration

GDPT Pho Hien Lion Dance TroupePlease join us Saturday, Feb. 6th at 5 p.m. as we celebrate the Tibetan New Year or Losar. This new year is designated as the year of the Male Fire Monkey.

Losar traces its origins to the pre- Buddhist period in Tibetan when Tibetans practiced a winter spiritual ceremony during which large amounts of incense were offered to appease the local spirits, deities and protectors. This celebration evolved into a Buddhist festival tied the introduction of time based on phases of the moon. It may have been the first celebration of what has become the tradition of farmers’ festivals. After the rudiments of the science of astrology were introduced in Tibet, the festival became known as Losar. Continue reading