Member Profile Summer 2018

1. Hometown: Kansas City, MO. Grew up around the corner from Rime with lots of family and important life events at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

2. Role at Rime: Member, Volunteer, Student

3. Day job: My husband, Geoff, and I have a startup called Shark Off. We make shark repellent surfware jewelry. 100% effective in the KC metro area! I am Boss Momma (aka CEO) and he is Big Kahuna (aka COO). We are excited about helping people lose the fear and love the ocean.

4. Hobbies: Volunteering, reading, Netflix bingeing, doula-ing, feng shui, archery, triathlons

5. What led you to the Dharma: I was teaching and practicing Black Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui. I thought I should understand what that really meant. Geoff and I also wanted our son, Max, to have a foundation in a “faith” community that truly valued humans. We took the Basics of Buddhism class in the fall of 2016 and found a home in Rime. We desperately try to quiet our chattering monkey minds a couple of times a week with our sangha.

6. Something a lot of people don’t know about you: I got to rip the door off a car with the jaws of life! And I caught my sister’s last baby. Mothers deliver babies, doulas catch babies (only when the midwife is late).

7. Buddhist book you would recommend: Buddhism is Not What You Think It Is by Steve Hagen

Mala Workshop – Pop Up Class

Join us Friday April 27th at 6 pm for this one evening pop-up workshop where we will be designing and making your own mala. Rime’s very own Christy Markham will be showing us how making a personal mala is so meaningful. You get to choose beads to suit your intention and needs, and by putting your own energy into the making of it, this mala will be one-of-a-kind!

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Pointing Out the View with Younge Khachab Rinpoche

May 12 – 13, 2018

Join Younge Khachab Rinpoche for a weekend of teachings and meditation instruction. Rinpoche will be giving teachings on the essence of the Mahayana and introduce the unique Dzogchen view and meditation. Rinpoche is well known as a Rime scholar and his mastery of giving extensive and practical instructions based on his vast study and personal experience. This is an incredible opportunity to receive teachings and instruction from a true Dzogchen master.

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Tibetan New Year Celebration

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.
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Winter/Spring 2018 Class Schedule

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

Please consider making a one time financial gift to support the Rime Center.

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.

Sincerely,
Lama Matthew, Gabi and the Rime Buddhist Center Board

Illuminations Rime Jewel Winter 2018

Karen Maezen Miller – What is Zen?

April 13 – 15th, 2018

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

255143_2101125735707_5486565_nZen 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.

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Member Profile Winter 2018

Member Profile – Linda Sher

  1. Hometown: Prairie Village, KS
  2. Role at Rime: Service Guild Volunteer, Homeless Outreach Volunteer
  3. Day job: Radio Announcer, KCUR 89.3 FM Radio
  4. Hobbies: Knitting, coloring, baking and cooking, walking, Zumba
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. Buddhist book you would recommend: Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Henepola Gunarantana

Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice – Winter 2018

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