Help Alleviate Suffering From the Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

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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!

Lama Lena: Dzogchen from a Wandering Yogini

June 26th–28th, 2015

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

Lama LenaWe are delighted to welcome back Lama Lena to the Rime Center, June 26 through 28. Lama Lena is a highly accomplished yogini in the Dzogchen tradition who will deliver very clear and accurate teachings on “Dzogchen from a Wandering Yogini.” She is accessible, easy to relate to, open to questions, and willing to deal directly with many of the questions to which we are seeking answers. Continue reading

Rime Center Commemorates Saka Dawa Day

All Day Practice – Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Saka Dawa is the holiest holiday on the Buddhist calendar. It recognizes the Buddha’s: birth, enlightenment and death. We will start the day at 5:30 a.m. by giving the “Eight Mahayana Precepts” to those would like to receive them. These five precepts (plus three more) are taken for only 24 hours. By taking these eight precepts and keeping them for 24 hours it is considered have merit beyond measure.

We will commemorate the day with Pujas for Shakyamuni Buddha along with periods of open meditation sessions. Continue reading

Basics Of Buddhism

Have 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.

Instructor: Lama Chuck Stanford
Dates & Times: 12 Sessions, beginning on Wednesday, June 10, 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $15 class fee (for the entire twelve week course); $20 text fee