Younge Khachab Rinpoche: Bardo Teachings

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August 27th–28th, 2016

m_f7fa3d99d68a2c6d5921eb6e14a6282cWe are extremely delighted to welcome back Younge Khachab Rinpoche the Rime Center, August 27 through 28th. Rinpoche will be giving teachings on the Bardo and working with death and dying in the Tibetan tradition. These are extremely powerful teachings not only for oneself but also for helping your loved ones through this challenging process. 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.

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Social Justice Book Club Fall Schedule

The Rime Buddhist Center offers the Social Justice Book Club. The group meets at 7:45 pm to discuss books about Social Justice. The upcoming schedule for the fall is listed below.

September 18th

Invisible ManInvisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith

How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. Continue reading

Preparing for the Refuge Vows

This class is for anyone who is contemplating on taking the refuge vows. Taking the refuge vows is generally considered to be the doorway to the learning and incorporating the Buddhist tenets into one’s life. The aim is to provide the student with the understanding the what, why and how before making the commitment to take the refuge vows.

Instructor: Dr. Teri Brody (Özer Chenmo)
Dates & Times: Two Sessions; beginning on Wednesday, Nov 30th 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $30 Class fee;
Text: None, Handouts will be given.

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108 Day Bodhisattva Challenge

11x17-master-sheet_0021_G040-Seated-GuanyinThis challenge will be practice intensive for practitioners who want to apply their understanding of Bodhicitta with daily practice. The main topic for the challenge will be The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas.

We will have senior teacher led Dharma talks, weekly readings, and group discussions. Discussions will also be online so you can connect to this practice from home. Weekly topics from the challenge will also be taught in the Dharma School, allowing this challenge to be engaged by the whole family. Continue reading

Meditation Workshop

Meditation has been proven to: lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and help you cope with anxiety. It has also been shown to be very effective with chronic pain, insomnia, and panic disorder. The wonderful thing about meditation is that it can be used anywhere, even on the way to work and has no dangerous side effects. In this one session class you will learn this simple technique that can change your life. This class is based upon the work of Jon Kabat-Zin of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Continue reading

Basics of Buddhism

Basics of BuddhismHave you always wanted to understand Buddhism? Buddhism is a 2,500 year old tradition that teach us how to end pain and suffering in ourselves and others. This 12 week course will cover: (1) Meditation instruction, (2) Life of the Buddha, (3) Basic Buddhist teachings, (4) Three schools of Buddhism and much more. Continue reading

Retreat with Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche – Heart Sutra 

December 2 – 4, 2016

466694_116308141829743_1946774597_oMark your calendars for a wonderful teaching by the acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist lama, Ven. Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche. Register to attend his teachings on the Heart Sutra.

The Heart Sutra is the most popular sutra of the prajñaparamita collection and indeed of the Mahayana as a whole. Although the sutra primarily consists of a dialogue between Shariputra and the great Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, their words are inspired by the blessings of the Buddha, who remains absorbed in samadhi meditation until the end of the discussion.  Prajñaparamita  is the wisdom of directly realizing the non-conceptual simplicity of all phenomena, which has arrived at, or will lead one to, non-abiding nirvana.

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Annual World Peace Meditation

December 31st, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Sufi TurningThe Rime Buddhist center will host the Annual World Peace Meditation, an interfaith gathering, on Thursday, December 31, at 6:00 a.m. (*please arrive by 5:30 a.m.). The program will consist of religious observances from various cultures and faith traditions including Native American smudging, Tibetan Buddhist chanting and meditation, Christian prayer, devotional music, Sufi dancing, and the Muslim “call to prayer.” Continue reading