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The Rime Buddhist Center is a non-sectarian Tibetan Buddhist center located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. We are located in a beautiful 7,000 sq. foot, 100-year-old church, that can accommodate up to 250 people. On the second floor is a residential retreat center with twelve beds, divided into a men's and a women's dorm. The Rime Center also has a gift shop and bookstore that carries a variety of Dharma books and practice items.

29th Annual

World Peace Meditation

An Interfaith Gathering

Wednesday, December 31st • 5:30 a.m.

Whirling Dervish

As part of the 29th Annual Meditation For World Peace, the Rime Buddhist Center, 700 W. Pennway, Kansas City, Mo., will host an interfaith peace gathering on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 5:30 a.m. The program will consist of religious observances from various faith traditions. Prayers for peace will be offered by each of the 15 faith traditions represented on the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council.

A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Bodhisattva Award. Our award this year will be given to KCMO Police Chief Darryl Forte. Darryl Forte was appointed as the 44th Chief of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department on October 12, 2011. He oversees a department that employs about 1,400 police officers, 600 non-sworn staff and serves nearly half a million residents across 319 square miles. He is the first African- American Chief in the city's history.

He identified and initiated a plan to better accommodate the environment for those who have to be detained. The goal is to continue to seek opportunities to increase efficiencies as well as improve how we treat others, which includes American's with Disabilities Act compliance and allowing inmates to be screened by a social worker for everything from substance abuse to mental illness problems.

Faith drives his energy and enthusiasm. Chief Forte has said, "My faith-based supporters are very much appreciated as they have prayed for me regularly as well as remind me that I work for God and not for man. The Bodhisattva Award is presented to those who work for the benefit of others.

State greetings will be given by The Honorable Dr. Charles B. Wheeler, former Missouri State Senator. Former Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Brooks will give community greetings. This year's event is endorsed and co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee — Kansas City Program and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. The event is free and open to the public. This years keynote speaker will be Rev. Wallace Hartsfield II of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church.

*Please arrive by 5:30 a.m. and bring self-opening canned goods (protein, vegetables, or fruit) for our Feeding the Homeless Outreach program.

For more information call: (816) 471-7073


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