Half Day Zen Meditation Retreat

The Rime Center’s half-day meditation will continue throughout the spring and summer. The practice will consist of Zazen, seated meditation, Kinhin, walking meditation, chanting and Samu, or mindful work. Meditation will be from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and the facilitators will be Nova Bradfield and Vickie Cumberland. We will follow the practice taught by visiting teacher, Karen Maezen Miller, with a brief instruction at the beginning of the meditation. Continue reading

Social Justice Committee makes Fall Reading Selection

October 24, 2017

The Social Justice Book Club has selected Radical Dharma: Talking Race Love and Liberation by Rev Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens with Jasmine Syedullah.

Discussion will take place on October 24 @ 7:30 pm. The book will be for sale in the bookstore. All are welcome to participate.

“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.”

More information can be found at: http://radicaldharma.org/

Member Profile Summer 2017

Member Profile – Jo Valluri

  1. Hometown: Olathe, Kansas (born in Washim, India)
  2. Your role at the Rime Buddhist Center? Sangha member
  3. Day Job: Nurse Educator, Mom, Wife.
  4. Description of your hobbies: Gardening, Cooking, Traveling, Reading.
  5. What led you to the Dharma? Curiosity about meditation, and an opportunity to live an authentically compassionate life.
  6. Tell us something that most people don’t know about you? I have met a lot of famous people. Top three,Michael Jackson, Mother Teresa, and HH The Dalai Lama many ago.
  7. What Buddhist Book would you recommend and why? I do love Allan Wallace’s Buddhism With An Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind Training. Hope to reread it after graduate school.

Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice Summer 2017

Classes with Geshe Thinley and the 2nd Annual Bodhisattva Challenge

It is exciting times at the Rime Buddhist Center. With Geshe Thinley’s arrival we are looking at ways that he can be of benefit to the Rime Center and greater Kansas City community. One of the main benefits Geshe-la is looking forward to is teaching the Buddhadharma, and what better way to do that then to offer a Summer time course to those who would be interested in studying with Geshe-la. Continue reading

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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