To Be an Inclusive Spiritual Community in Kansas City
The Rime Buddhist Center founder, Lama Chuck, challenged us as a sangha to be one of the most welcoming spiritual communities in Kansas City. You can see that manifested today in our Service Guild, with our greeters on Sunday mornings, the volunteers in the Gift Shop, and the meditation leaders on Wednesday evenings. It’s wonderful to see sangha members take the time to welcome people to the Rime Center. Continue reading
Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s summer curriculum. This semester Geshe Tsewang Thinley will continue to lead classes on Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra. We will be continuing our Tier 2 classes. Look for details below on these opportunities to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners.
Do to the holidays the Rime Center will not be open on the following:
- Dec 24 – Noon & Zen Meditations
- Dec 25 – Noon Meditation and Green Tara
- Dec 31 – Noon & Zen Meditations
- Jan 1 – Noon Meditation and Green Tara
Also, the regular Wednesday Homeless Outreach will meet on Thursday Dec 27th at 6 pm.
January 18 – 20, 2019
We are delighted to welcome Santosh Philip back to Kansas City and the Rime Center, January 18th through 20th. Santosh will be leading us in a system of Tibetan yoga practices called Kum Nye. “Kum Nye exercises teach us how to smooth the jagged energies of body and mind. Using massage, postures, and movement, we can awaken blissful feelings within body and senses that can open our energy centers (chakras) and relieve the pressure of conflicting meanings and interpretations.” Tarthang Tulku, Joy of Being.
March 10, 2018
The Rime Buddhist Center will gather at the JC Nichols Fountain on the Plaza to observe Tibetan Uprising Day on Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 pm. The Tibetan Uprising Day is marked every year in memory of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the ruling of China in Tibet. The armed rebellion resulted in a violent crackdown on Tibetan independence movements and consequently led to the Dalai Lama’s flee into exile. Continue reading
Please join us Tuesday, February 5th at 5 pm as we celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year. This new year is designated as the year of the Earth Pig.
Losar traces its origins to the pre-Buddhist period in Tibet when, every winter, Tibetans held a spiritual ceremony, offering large amounts of incense to please local spirits, deities, and protectors. Around the period when the measurement of time based on phases of the moon was introduced, this ceremony evolved into an annual Buddhist festival, which may have been the first celebration of what has become the traditional farmers’ festivals. Later, after the rudiments of the science of astrology were introduced in Tibet, the farmers’ festival became known as Losar. Continue reading
February 19, 2019
Chotrul Düchen occurs on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Tibetan calendar during the full moon, which is called Bumgyur Dawa. The first fifteen days of the year celebrate the fifteen days during which the Buddha displayed miracles for his disciples in order to increase their devotion.
The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate the Festival of Miracles and will be open during the day for you to come in and meditate at your own pace. The puja will begin at 7:00 pm and will be led by Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley. Open meditation begins at 8:00 am.
March 1 – 3, 2019
We are delighted to welcome back Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche, March 1st – 3rd, who will give the Orgyen Menla empowerment and teachings. Orgyen Menla, the principle deity for this practice, is a form of Guru Rinpoche manifesting as a Buddha of Medicine. Medicine Buddha’s motivation is to completely remove mental and physical suffering from all sentient beings, primarily mental and physical illness caused through the imbalance of the elements.
The Rime Buddhist Center strives be inclusive and to make visiting teacher events available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. However, we have received feedback that even our “suggested fee” method is a barrier for some, making them likely to skip teachings or to experience negative feelings when paying less than the suggested amount. We want to change that. To this end, the Rime Center is trying a radical new approach – sponsorship.
In the coming months, we will be looking for sponsors to help us raise $2000 for each visiting teacher event. This amount would cover the teacher’s stipend, as well as, travel and food costs. To become a sponsor and help us meet our goal, donations can be made on the registration page when registering for an event. Please consider becoming an event sponsor in 2019, and help make these valuable teachings available to everyone.