Santikaro – Entering the Buddha’s Path with Breathing

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October 7-9th, 2016

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Santikaro.NewSantikaro, a former Theravada monk, returns to the Rime Buddhist Center to present the full range of practice of mindfulness with breathing.

Mindfulness with Breathing is the primary meditative system of Early Buddhism. In it, the Buddha outlined a series of mindful contemplations that begin with the breathing body and work up through insight into the nature of Mind and Dhamma culminating in true knowing and liberation. Santikaro will offer an overview of this system Friday evening along with guided practice in the basics of mindful breathing. Saturday’s workshop will explore further developments, primarily through guided practices, discussion, and silent meditation.

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Three Important Points for Dharma Practice

Dharma talk given by Younge Khachab Rinpoche August 28th, 2016

Venerable Younge Khachab Rinpoche VII is the Younge family lineage holder, a treasure revealer and a true nonsectarian scholar and Dzogchen yogi. Younge Khachab Rinpoche is considered to be a highly qualified Tantra and Dzogchen teacher. His training has incorporated the view and meditations of the four main schools. He believes in the transmission of the uncompromised, pure teachings of the oral and textual lineages. He represents the Rime philosophical tradition, established in part by Jamgon Khamtrul, incorporating the best the four schools in Tibetan Buddhism have to offer.

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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