Basics of Buddhism

Basics of BuddhismHave 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. Continue reading

Retreat with Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche – Heart Sutra 

December 2 – 4, 2016

466694_116308141829743_1946774597_oMark your calendars for a wonderful teaching by the acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist lama, Ven. Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche. Register to attend his teachings on the Heart Sutra.

The Heart Sutra is the most popular sutra of the prajñaparamita collection and indeed of the Mahayana as a whole. Although the sutra primarily consists of a dialogue between Shariputra and the great Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, their words are inspired by the blessings of the Buddha, who remains absorbed in samadhi meditation until the end of the discussion.  Prajñaparamita  is the wisdom of directly realizing the non-conceptual simplicity of all phenomena, which has arrived at, or will lead one to, non-abiding nirvana.

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Annual World Peace Meditation

December 31st, 2016 at 6 a.m.

Sufi TurningThe Rime Buddhist center will host the Annual World Peace Meditation, an interfaith gathering on December 31, at 6:00 a.m. (*please arrive by 5:30 a.m.). The program will consist of religious observances from various cultures and faith traditions including Native American smudging, Tibetan Buddhist chanting and meditation, Christian prayer, devotional music, Sufi dancing, and the Muslim “call to prayer.”

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Lha Bab Düchen, the ‘Festival of the Descent from Heaven’

November 20th, 2016

43_49_1c0a7abc1d89391Lha Bab Düchen, the ‘Festival of the Descent from Heaven’. It 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

Illuminations Fall 2016

Member Profile Fall 2016

Member Profile – Ali Kelley

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  1. Hometown: Kansas City, MO.
  2. Role at Rime: Volunteer for the Gift Shop.
  3. Day job: Sales Manager for the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza.
  4. Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, spending time with loved ones, and volunteering.
  5. What led you to the Dharma: Existential crisis and insatiable curiosity. I realized peace would only be found by looking within and through personal effort. With my mind turned inward, the Dharma appeared. Faith and confidence grew from experience; resulting in commitment to the Three Jewels. I took Refuge Vows in August 2015.
  6. Something a lot of people don’t know about you: If I won the lottery, it would be my dream to establish K-12 Dharma Schools in the US, beginning with KC of course. How wonderful it would be if there were as many Dharma Schools as there are Christian Schools!
  7. Buddhist book you would recommend: Tough question! Generally, I would recommend any book by the Dalai Lama. The book I continue to go back to is The Middle Way, Faith Grounded in Reason by the Dalai Lama. As if by magic, the Dalai Lama communicates in such a way that complex concepts like the nature of self and no self, emptiness, dependent origination, and the two truths, can be understood (by even we ordinary beings), and put into direct practice.

Grand Opening of the Gift Shop

Gift Shop - OldOn Saturday October 22nd we will be having a Grand Re-Opening party.
Come see our newly redesigned and redecorated gift shop and enjoy some exclusive sales on our wonderful merchandise, as well as brand new products.

We will be open from 10am until 7pm and there will be multiple staff members to help with all of your shopping needs.
Snacks and wine will be provided.

Come see us!

Support the Jindak Community to Meet Our Goal of Financial Sustainability

thermometer-2-our-goal-thanks-youIn August the Board met and determined that we need to make changes to how we bring income into the center. With the increase in expenses from the last few years donations are no longer enough for us to break even after we pay our rent and utilities. We are challenging our Sangha members to help us meet our basic financial obligation by signing up for our Jindak Community. It is an easy way to support the Rime Center on a monthly basis.

Our Goal is to raise $5,500 through the Jindak Community on a monthly basis to meet our basic needs of rent and utilities by the end of September. The good news is we have begun this effort with $1,500 already committed, so we only need to get commitments for another $4,000. The Rime Center has both ACH and Paypal options for you to support us in meeting our goal.

Computers will be set up on Sundays to assist you in signing up or you can visit our website to sign up online.

Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice

Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?

Matt 8x10I’ve noticed that the Rime Center has always done a great job of introducing people to Buddhism. Whether you are taking the Basics of Buddhism or another core class like Lam Rim and Lojong, you are introduced to the foundational teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. But then what? How, do we engage Sangha members who have gone through the core classes, but still what to deepen their knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism? I’m pleased to say that at the beginning of the year, the Board began looking into that very question. What resulted from that conversation is that the Rime Center wanted to partner with our friends with the Drepung Gomang Monastery and work closely with Geshe Tsewang Thinley to develop a shedra program that would give the Rime Buddhist Center that next level of learning. Continue reading