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

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s Fall curriculum. This semester you will have the opportunity to receive teachings from Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley the Drepung Gomang Geshe in Residence at the Rime Center. Also we are continuing with the second half of the Tier 2 classes.  Look for details below on these exciting opportunities to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners.
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Summer 2017 Class Schedule

Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s summer curriculum. This semester you will have the opportunity to receive teachings from Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley the Drepung Gomang Geshe in Residence at the Rime Center. Also back by popular demand is our 2nd Annual Bodhisattva Challenge.  Look for details below on these exciting opportunities to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners.
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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

Preparing for the Refuge Vows

This class is for anyone who is contemplating on taking the refuge vows. Taking the refuge vows is generally considered to be the doorway to the learning and incorporating the Buddhist tenets into one’s life. The aim is to provide the student with the understanding the what, why and how before making the commitment to take the refuge vows.

Instructor: Dr. Teri Brody (Özer Chenmo)
Dates & Times: Two Sessions; beginning on Wednesday, Nov 30th 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $30 Class fee;
Text: None, Handouts will be given.

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Social Justice Book Club Fall Schedule

The Rime Buddhist Center offers the Social Justice Book Club. The group meets at 7:45 pm to discuss books about Social Justice. The upcoming schedule for the fall is listed below.

September 18th

Invisible ManInvisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith

How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. Continue reading

108 Day Bodhisattva Challenge

11x17-master-sheet_0021_G040-Seated-GuanyinThis challenge will be practice intensive for practitioners who want to apply their understanding of Bodhicitta with daily practice. The main topic for the challenge will be The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas.

We will have senior teacher led Dharma talks, weekly readings, and group discussions. Discussions will also be online so you can connect to this practice from home. Weekly topics from the challenge will also be taught in the Dharma School, allowing this challenge to be engaged by the whole family. Continue reading

Meditation Workshop

Meditation has been proven to: lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and help you cope with anxiety. It has also been shown to be very effective with chronic pain, insomnia, and panic disorder. The wonderful thing about meditation is that it can be used anywhere, even on the way to work and has no dangerous side effects. In this one session class you will learn this simple technique that can change your life. This class is based upon the work of Jon Kabat-Zin of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Continue reading

Basics of Buddhism

Basics of BuddhismHave you always wanted to understand Buddhism? Buddhism is a 2,500 year old tradition that teach us how to end pain and suffering in ourselves and others. This 12 week course will cover: (1) Meditation instruction, (2) Life of the Buddha, (3) Basic Buddhist teachings, (4) Three schools of Buddhism and much more. Continue reading

Mahayana Sutra Studies

Around one hundred Mahāyāna sūtras survive in Sanskrit or Tibetan translations. Mahāyāna sūtras are passed down as the legacy of Gautama Buddha: early versions were not written documents but orally preserved teachings said to be verses that were committed to memory and recited by his disciples, in particular Ananda, which were viewed as a substitute for the actual speech of the Buddha following his death. We will study these rich Buddhist teachings. Continue reading