Tibetan New Year Celebration

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Please join us Saturday, Feb. 25th at 5 p.m. as we celebrate the Tibetan New Year or Losar. This New Year is designated as the year of the Fire Bird.

GDPT Pho Hien Lion Dance TroupeLosar 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

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.