Please join us Friday, February 16th at 5 pm as we celebrate the Tibetan New Year or Losar. This New Year is designated as the year of the Earth Dog.
Losar 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.
Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s Fall curriculum. This semester the first half of the Tier 2 classes begin. We are also excited that our Tier 3 classes begin this year. Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley the Drepung Gomang Geshe in Residence at the Rime Center will be leading classes on Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra. Look for details below on these exciting opportunities to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners. Continue reading
I have been an off and on member for a little over 15 years, often taking 5 years away before coming back, but I always return to my Buddhist home and find the same wonderful place, teaching meditation and Tibetan Buddhism, effectively. I am thankful. It is an important part of Kansas City. – Greta Moore
Dear Rime Member, Friends, and Supporters,
Another year is coming to a close and the Rime Buddhist Center Board is grateful for your continued support in helping us build a community that values the Buddha’s teachings of love, compassion, and wisdom. There is no doubt that this would not have been possible without your support. That is why we are asking you to keep the Rime Buddhist Center in mind when you are making your year-end tax-deductible contribution. Lama Matthew, Gabi, and the board want to continue the work of our founders in making the Rime Center not just a place for study and meditation, but also a home that nurtures and supports us on our path. Please take a moment and consider making a one-time donation by clicking on the PayPal button below or you can mail a check or money order to Rime Buddhist Center 700 W Pennway, Kansas City, MO 64108.
Thank you for your continued support of the Rime Buddhist Center. May you have peace, health and fulfillment throughout the coming year.
Lama Matthew, Gabi and the Rime Buddhist Center Board
April 13 – 15th, 2018
No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford
Zen priest Karen Maezen Miller will lead a meditation retreat focused understanding what Zen is and applying the teachings to our daily practice. The retreat will include zazen (Zen meditation), walking meditation, chanting, numerous Q&As, and the opportunity to meet privately with Maezen. The teachings are personal and informal, and will take place in the Rime Center’s upstairs shrine room.
Member Profile – Linda Sher
- Hometown: Prairie Village, KS
- Role at Rime: Service Guild Volunteer, Homeless Outreach Volunteer
- Day job: Radio Announcer, KCUR 89.3 FM Radio
- Hobbies: Knitting, coloring, baking and cooking, walking, Zumba
- What led you to the Dharma: Frankly, what led me to the Dharma was that I was tired of feeling shitty about myself. And so, I began to look for a spiritual practice that dealt with ways of letting go of ego and identification with the mind, to become more present and more mindful… and to work on letting go of judgementalness and beliefs that separate us. Also, I needed a practice that addressed working on letting go of indulgence in negative emotions…and a community where there were opportunities to demonstrate loving-kindness to others. And, of course, a community of like-minded people…and that is Rime!
- Something a lot of people don’t know about you: I’m a total movie freak and love the medium as a vehicle to learn about human nature and history…because I hate reading about history!
- Buddhist book you would recommend: Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Henepola Gunarantana
Bodhichitta: The Heart of Enlightenment
“The altruism of bodhichitta is the path of beings of great potential. Therefore train yourself in the deeds of bodhisattvas, and do this on a grand scale! Shoulder the responsibility of freeing all beings from samsara. Of all the eighty-four thousand sections of the Buddha’s teachings, none is more profound than bodhichitta. “– Dudjom Rinpoche Continue reading
March 2nd, 2018
Chotrul Düchen occurs on the full moon (the fifteenth day) of the first Tibetan month, which is called Bumgyur Dawa. The first fifteen days of the year celebrate the fifteen days on which, in order to increase the merit and the devotion of future disciples, Buddha displayed a different miracle.
The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate the Festival of Micracles and will be open during the day for you to come in and meditate at your own pace and time limit. The Special Puja will begin at 7:00 pm and will be lead by Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley.
March 9 – 11, 2018
We are delighted to welcome back Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche March 19th – 11th and give the Chod empowerment and teachings. In Tibetan language the meaning of the word “chod” translates “to cut” and here, in Tibetan Buddhism, Chod means, “to cut the ego”. It is a practice that is based on the prajnaparamita. The benefit of Chod is that is frees you from the suffering caused by ego. It helps you generate love and compassion for all sentient beings. Chod also provides physical and mental healing.
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January 20, 2017
The Rime Center will be offering a one day Tsa Lung/Tummo workshop, Saturday January 20, 2018. The workshop will be facilitated by Lama Matthew Rice. The practice will consist of Tsa Lung and seated meditation in the morning from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. With an afternoon session of Tummo and seated meditation from 2:00 pm – 4 pm. Throughout the day Lama Matthew will be sharing instructions on the practice so that those who are new to these practices will be able to incorporate them into their daily practices. Beginners are encouraged to attend, but must first have received meditation instruction.
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