Winter/Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s new core curriculum. To help accommodate those who are looking to gain a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of Tibetan Buddhism we have revamped our core classes beginning this year. This semester you will see Rime favorites like the Meditation Workshop and Basics of Buddhism. However, to help develop sangha members for the upcoming Shedra program we are encouraging sangha members to take the Tier 2 classes. Look for details below on this exciting opportunity to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners. Continue reading

Motivation and Self Reflection

Excerpt from a teaching given by Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche on December 3rd, 2016.  Translator is Paloma Lopez Landry.

Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche has taught for many years at monasteries in Tibet and India, and is the abbot of Katog Mardo Tashi Choling in Eastern Tibet, where he established a retreat center, library, and shedra (higher philosophical studies institute).

Khentrul Rinpoche has established his own non-profit organization, Katog Choling, to support dharma activity in the West. He has also created a serene retreat center in Arkansas called Katog Choling Rit’hröd. He travels constantly around the United States and other countries, visiting dharma practice groups. He teaches tirelessly and shares his knowledge in order to support his many students in their pursuit of dharma. 

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Drepung Gomang Monks Sacred Art Tour Returns to Kansas City

December 13 – January 2nd, 2017

Drepung MonksThe Rime Buddhist Center is once gain 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, December 13 through January 2. Please visit the KC tour Facebook page for event details, Drepung Gomang Tour – Kansas City.

Upcoming Retreats

Visiting Teachers

Dec. 2 – 4 Retreat with Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche – Heart Sutra

Friday December 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM CST
Sunday December 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM CST

April 14 – 16 Retreat with Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche – Fundamentals of Tantra

Friday April 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM CDT
Sunday April 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM CDT

May 13 – 14 Retreat with Younge Khachab Rinpoche – Dream Yoga and Vajrayogini Empowerment

Saturday May 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM CST
Sunday May 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM CST



Illuminations Rime Jewel Winter 2017

Lama Chuck Honored at the 32nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner

by Sergio Carlos Moreno-Denton

15095711_10209108913138072_7065553348709789051_nAt the 32nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner—sponsored by the Heartland Alliance of Divine Love, the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, and William Jewell College—Lama Chuck Stanford was honored with the Vern Barnett Interfaith Service Award for his more than 20 years of service as the Spiritual and Executive Director of the Rime Center and his longstanding commitment to interfaith work. Continue reading