Drepung Gomang Monks Sacred Art Tour Returns to Kansas City

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October 3 – October 8th, 2017

The Rime Buddhist Center is once gain honored to host the Drepung Gomang Sacred Art Tour. This tour shares the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist culture throughout the country.  The Monks will be in Kansas City and Lawrence, KS, October 3 through October 8. Events planned include a Sand Mandala creation, Tibetan dinner and family night, fire puja, in addition to Pujas and Dharma Teachings at the Rime Center. Please visit the KC tour Facebook page for event details, Drepung Gomang Tour – Kansas City.
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Lha Bab Düchen, the ‘Festival of the Descent from Heaven’

November 10, 2017

Lha Bab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth Tibetan month. Buddha’s mother Mayadevi was reborn in Indra’s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her, and also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teachings in the realm of the gods. When he was about to return to this world, Indra and Brahma manifested three stairs of 80,000 yojanas each reaching this world in Sankisa. As the Buddha walked down the central one, they accompanied him to his left and right carrying umbrellas to honor him. He descended to earth in Sankisa, which is located in modern Uttar Pradesh, and which is counted among the eight holy places. Continue reading

Lama Rod Owens: Radical Dharma

November 10 – 12, 2017

We are extremely delighted to welcome to Kansas City and the Rime Center Lama Rod Owen, November 10th & 12th. Lama Rod will be teaching from his book Radical Dharma. Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, Radical Dharma urges a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era. With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, Radical Dharma demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked.

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Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga Workshop with Santosh Philip

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September 22 – 24, 2017

We are delighted to welcome to Kansas City and the Rime Center Santosh Philip, September 22nd through 24th. Santosh will be leading us in a system of Tibetan yoga called Kum Nye. Based on a traditional healing system, Kum Nye Yoga helps to relieve stress, transform negative patterns and promote balance and health. Developed by Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku, this presentation of Kum Nye practices is thoroughly modern and adapted specifically to suit modern needs. The practice of Kum Nye includes stillness, movement, postures, breathing exercises, self-massage and a little bit of visualization. These practices address the three kinds of tension held in the body – 1) superficial tensions, 2) blockages in the energy channels, and 3) knots in the chakras.

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Hitting the Essence in Three Words with Lama Lena

July 28–30, 2017

We are delighted to welcome back Lama Lena to the Rime Center, July 28 through 30. Lama Lena will be teaching on Patrul Rinpoche’s Hitting the Essence in Three Words: “The Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King”. Lama Lena is a highly accomplished yogini in the Dzogchen tradition who will deliver very clear and accurate teachings on Dzogchen. 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.

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Tibetan New Year Celebration

Please join us Saturday, Feb. 25th at 5 p.m. as we celebrate the Tibetan New Year or Losar. This New Year is designated as the year of the Fire Bird.

GDPT Pho Hien Lion Dance TroupeLosar traces its origins to the pre- Buddhist period in Tibetan when Tibetans practiced a winter spiritual ceremony during which large amounts of incense were offered to appease the local spirits, deities and protectors. This celebration evolved into a Buddhist festival tied the introduction of time based on phases of the moon. It may have been the first celebration of what has become the tradition of farmers’ festivals. After the rudiments of the science of astrology were introduced in Tibet, the festival became known as Losar. Continue reading

Younge Khachab Rinpoche: Dream Yoga Teachings and Vajrasattva Empowerment

May 13th–14th, 2017

m_f7fa3d99d68a2c6d5921eb6e14a6282cWe are extremely delighted to welcome back Younge Khachab Rinpoche the Rime Center, May 13 through 14th. Rinpoche will be giving teachings on the Dream Yoga and give the Vajrasattva empowerment. In the bardo of dream, the primary methods taught to realize the nature of mind and appearances is the training in Dream yoga. This set of practices includes training in recognition of the dream state, also called “lucid dreaming”; transforming the dream state once recognition is gained; and the enhancement practices, by which obstacles are overcome.

Rinpoche will bestow the Vajrasattva empowerment. Minling Dorsem or ‘Mindroling Vajrasattva’ is a famous practice of Vajrasattva revealed as a terma by Terdak Lingpa in 1676. Vajrasattva is a sambhogakaya Buddha who embodies all of the five Buddha families. He is also a support for purification practices. 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.

“Since he is the all-pervading lord of the hundred buddha families and the single buddha family of the great secret, he is unlike any other deity.” – Yukhok Chatralwa Chöying Rangdrol

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Fundamentals of Tantra with Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

April 14 – 16, 2017

tulku-yeshi-outdoorsWe are delighted to welcome back Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche April 14th – 16th and give teachings on the fundamentals of Tantra. Rinpoche will be teaching from Jigme Lingpa’s Treasury of Precious Qualities (Yönten Dzö), the chapter on the Pitaka of the Vidyadharas.  This chapter covers many aspects of tantric practice, but Rinpoche will give us an overview of empowerments and samayas.  He will also teach on the three samadhis and four stakes that bind the life force.  

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