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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Rime Buddhist Center Welcomes Tibetan Buddhist Monk as Geshe in Residence

Distinguished Tibetan monk from the Drepung Gomang Monastery, arrives this month.

The Rime Buddhist Center & Tibetan Institute of Studies, invites you to welcome the arrival of Geshe Tsewang Thinley, during the Sunday service, on March 19th beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by a meet and greet with Geshe Thinley from 12-2 p.m.

During his stay at the Rime Buddhist Center, Geshe Thinley, a representative of the Drepung Gomang Monastery of South India, Thinley will teach Tibetan Buddhist classes, perform religious services, host meditations, and participate in several areas of community outreach. He will remain in residence in Kansas City for up to two years.

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Drepung Gomang Monks Sacred Art Tour Returns to Kansas City

December 13 – January 2nd, 2017

Drepung MonksThe 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, December 13 through January 2. Please visit the KC tour Facebook page for event details, Drepung Gomang Tour – Kansas City.

Illuminations Rime Jewel Winter 2017

Lama Chuck Honored at the 32nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner

by Sergio Carlos Moreno-Denton

15095711_10209108913138072_7065553348709789051_nAt the 32nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner—sponsored by the Heartland Alliance of Divine Love, the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, and William Jewell College—Lama Chuck Stanford was honored with the Vern Barnett Interfaith Service Award for his more than 20 years of service as the Spiritual and Executive Director of the Rime Center and his longstanding commitment to interfaith work. Continue reading

Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice Winter 2017

New Core Classes

Matt 8x10I have been a member of the Rime Buddhist Center since 2000. Over the years I have noticed that the Rime Center does a great job of introducing people to Buddhism, whether it is the Basics of Buddhism or the Core Classes. People have found this a rewarding and enriching experience.  But, over the years I have noticed that at some point people reach a level in their studies that no longer gets met by the series of classes that are offered here.  I have always wondered why that is?  What can we do as a Dharma Center to give people the support and training they need to continue to that next level? Continue reading

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

Half Day Zen Meditation Retreat

The Rime Center offers a Zen style retreat once every quarter. The practice will consist of Zazen, seated meditation, Kinhin, walking meditation, chanting and Samu, or mindful work. We will follow the practice taught by visiting teacher, Karen Maezen Miller, with a brief instruction at the beginning of the meditation.

Schedule:
9 am – 9:15 am – Morning service (chanting)
9:15 am – 9:45 am – Zazen (seated meditation)
9:45 am – 10 am – Kinhin (walking meditation)
10 am – 11:15 am – Alternating seated-walking in periods of 20 or 30 minutes seated and 10-15 minutes walking
11:15 am – 12 pm – Samu (mindful work) and do general cleaning around the temple.

Date & Time: 2nd Saturday of February, May, August and November, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Instructor: Nova Bradfield and Vickie Cumberland
Suggested Donation: $15