Winter/Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s new core curriculum. To help accommodate those who are looking to gain a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of Tibetan Buddhism we have revamped our core classes beginning this year. This semester you will see Rime favorites like the Meditation Workshop and Basics of Buddhism. However, to help develop sangha members for the upcoming Shedra program we are encouraging sangha members to take the Tier 2 classes. Look for details below on this exciting opportunity to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners. Continue reading

Drepung Gomang Monks Sacred Art Tour Returns to Kansas City

December 13 – January 2nd, 2017

Drepung MonksThe Rime Buddhist Center is once gain honored to host the Drepung Gomang Sacred Art Tour. This tour shares the compassion and wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist culture throughout the country.  The Monks will be in Kansas City, December 13 through January 2. Please visit the KC tour Facebook page for event details, Drepung Gomang Tour – Kansas City.

Upcoming Retreats

Visiting Teachers

Karen Maezen Miller – What is Zen?

Friday April 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM CST
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Sunday April 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST

Younge Khachab Rinpoche – Pointing out the View

Saturday May 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST
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Sunday May 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM CST

Lama Lena – TBD

Friday June 15, 2018 at 7:45 PM CST
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Sunday June 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST

Illuminations Rime Jewel Winter 2017

Lama Chuck Honored at the 32nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner

by Sergio Carlos Moreno-Denton

15095711_10209108913138072_7065553348709789051_nAt the 32nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner—sponsored by the Heartland Alliance of Divine Love, the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, and William Jewell College—Lama Chuck Stanford was honored with the Vern Barnett Interfaith Service Award for his more than 20 years of service as the Spiritual and Executive Director of the Rime Center and his longstanding commitment to interfaith work. Continue reading

Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice Winter 2017

New Core Classes

Matt 8x10I have been a member of the Rime Buddhist Center since 2000. Over the years I have noticed that the Rime Center does a great job of introducing people to Buddhism, whether it is the Basics of Buddhism or the Core Classes. People have found this a rewarding and enriching experience.  But, over the years I have noticed that at some point people reach a level in their studies that no longer gets met by the series of classes that are offered here.  I have always wondered why that is?  What can we do as a Dharma Center to give people the support and training they need to continue to that next level? Continue reading

Half Day Zen Meditation Retreat

The Rime Center offers a Zen style retreat once every quarter. The practice will consist of Zazen, seated meditation, Kinhin, walking meditation, chanting and Samu, or mindful work. We will follow the practice taught by visiting teacher, Karen Maezen Miller, with a brief instruction at the beginning of the meditation.

Schedule:
9 am – 9:15 am – Morning service (chanting)
9:15 am – 9:45 am – Zazen (seated meditation)
9:45 am – 10 am – Kinhin (walking meditation)
10 am – 11:15 am – Alternating seated-walking in periods of 20 or 30 minutes seated and 10-15 minutes walking
11:15 am – 12 pm – Samu (mindful work) and do general cleaning around the temple.

Date & Time: First Saturday of February, May, August and November, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Facilitators: Nova Bradfield and Vickie Cumberland
Suggested Donation: $15

Have you seen the new Rime Center Gift Shop?

 

by Daniel Scharpenburg

14681807_1419714044722660_5964650160822623645_nAs the Gift Shop Committee we made it our goal to become a real force in helping sustain the Rime Center. We set about painting the walls a beautiful color and re-arranging things so that the gift shop was a little more inviting. It is now a very beautiful space with lovely blue walls. Some of us spent a Saturday there or the re-opening party and a lot of people came in. The results since then have been very good and I think those of us that are on the gift shop staff can really feel good about the work we’re doing to help maintain the Rime Center.  A lot of people contributed time and supplies to this project. Continue reading

Sangha Voices Winter 2017

The Most Precious Jewel of Sangha

by Sergio Carlos Moreno-Denton

The Upaddha Sutta tells of a time when Ananda says to the Buddha, “This is half of the holy life: admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie.” Upon hearing this, the Buddha replies, “Don’t say that, Ananda. Admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life…with admirable people as friends, companions, and comrades, one can be expected to develop and pursue the noble eightfold path.” Continue reading