Younge Khachab Rinpoche: Bardo Teachings and Phowa Instruction

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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 as well as Phowa instructions. Phowa is the practice for directing the transference of consciousness at the time of death, either for oneself or another.  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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Chökhor Düchen, the ‘Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma’

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August 6th, 2016

43_49_1c0a7abc1d89391Chökhor Düchen, the ‘Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma’. It occurs on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, by teaching the ‘Four Noble Truths’.

The Rime Center will be hosting a series of Shakyamuni Buddha Pujas and open meditation sessions as an opportunity for you to come in and meditate throughout the day at your own pace and time limit. Continue reading

Obituary for Sophia Alexandra Reynolds, Tsering Drolkar

unnamedSophia Alexandra Reynolds, 11, of Kansas City, Missouri, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 7:19 a.m., while vacationing in Estes Park, Colorado, with her father and paternal grandmother.

Sophia was born at 4:32 p.m. on October 27, 2004, in Kansas City, Missouri. She lived in the Volker neighborhood her entire life with her parents. She attended Border Star Montessori School in Brookside, where she would’ve entered the sixth grade this fall. Sophia was active as a Girl Scout Junior, where she had just received her Bronze Award for community service. Continue reading

The Four Immeasurables and Mind and Consciousness

Dharma talk given by Geshe Lobsang Tseten of the Drepung Gomang Monastery of South India June 12, 2016.  

Geshe Tseten led one of the earliest US Sacred Arts Tours in 2001. He visited in France 2004 and 2005, Japan in 2005 and 2006, and Australia 2010. He led the year long US Sacred Arts Tour in 2013. In 2014, he headed the Sacred Arts Tour to Russia. He most recently held the position as Discipline Master at the Drepung Gomang Monastery.

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