Thank you Lama Chuck and Mary for 20 years of leadership and service to the Rime Buddhist Center. During the 20th Anniversary celebration the Sangha bestowed Chuck Stanford the title Lama Emeritus and wished him blessings in his retirement at the end of the year.
From Lama Chuck: Mary and I have visited Nepal and have several Tibetan refugee friends who live both in Pokhara, and in Katmandhu Nepal. We are so grateful to receive word that they are safe. Of course we can offer our prayers and intentions to alleviate the widespread suffering. But we can also contribute financially. Even a little money will go a long way. There are many NGOs relief organizations so it is difficult knowing which one’s to donate money to. There are several very wonderful private NGO non-profits I recommend: Global Action Nepal is excellent, and our own local “Heart to Heart International“ is already sending medical supplies and teams of medical personnel to Nepal. They will also accept volunteers, but you must pay your own way. But there is one NGO: International Medical Corps where your money will go the farthest. They have teamed up with FaceBook, who will match dollar for dollar all donations up to two million dollars!
Dharma Talk Given By Lama Chuck On July 19, 2015
Around one hundred Mahayana sutras survive in Sanskrit or Tibetan translations. Mahayana sutras are passed down as the legacy of Gautama Buddha: early versions were not written documents but orally preserved teachings said to be verses that were committed to memory and recited by his disciples, in particular Ananda, which were viewed as a substitute for the actual speech of the Buddha following his death. We will study these rich Buddhist teachings.
July 25th, 2015
There will be an open house beginning a 4:30 pm with live music from Cachecanto, featuring Rime member Thomas Nelson. Children of all ages will have fun creating sidewalk chalk art and making prayer flags. Potluck dinner starts at 6:00 pm, in true Rime Center fashion!