Rime Social Justice Committee partners with The Innocence Project-Missouri

The Social Justice Committee is pleased to announce this fall’s topic study will be wrongful convictions. On September 23rd, The Innocence Project will be in attendance for the Sunday service. On October 16th, the film screening will be Time Simply Passes. The film screening will begin at 7:45. The social justice book title for the fall is Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions The book will be for sale in the bookstore in September. Discussion of the book will be on November 13th. at 7:45pm. All are welcome to participate.

Illuminations Fall 2018

Lha Bab Düchen, the ‘Festival of the Descent from Heaven’

October 31, 2018

Lha Bab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth Tibetan month. Buddha’s mother Mayadevi was reborn in Indra’s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her, and also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teachings in the realm of the gods. When he was about to return to this world, Indra and Brahma manifested three stairs of 80,000 yojanas each reaching this world in Sankisa. As the Buddha walked down the central one, they accompanied him to his left and right carrying umbrellas to honor him. He descended to earth in Sankisa, which is located in modern Uttar Pradesh, and which is counted among the eight holy places. Continue reading

Member Profile Fall 2018

Christy Markham

  1. Hometown: My hometown is Blue Springs, Mo. I finished high school there and then moved closer to the city. I enjoy being near and in the city much more, but also spend some time in the country at our family farm about 2 hours from KC.
  1. Role at Rime: I have been attending Rime for a little over 2 years now. I try to take every class offered and attend Sunday services often. I’ve studied Buddhism for many years and felt I needed to be a part of the Sangha more to cultivate my practice. I have taught a Mala making class at Rime, I loved it!
  1. Day job: My day job is an LPN currently with Jackson County Detention Center, which I’ve just recently accepted this position. I’ve been a nurse for over 12 years. I am also a yoga teacher when my normal day job allows.
  1. Hobbies: I enjoy reading, time with my children and family, road trips, making Malas, making a few furniture pieces for around the house with my son, studying many topics, ayurveda, photography for fun.
  1. What led you to the Dharma: I began my yoga journey when I was 16. This led to my studies of it’s history and origin which brought me to meditation, then it’s origins. I came upon Buddhism and many other Eastern studies, but felt a strong connection with Buddhist practices.
  1. Something a lot of people don’t know about you: I can drive a 53′ tractor trailer. I obtained a CDL license many years ago! Funny! And I am a grandmother!
  1. Buddhist book you would recommend: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Than and Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage by Geshe Jampa Tegchok

Bardic Dharma by Bran Cerddorion

Proceeds from the sale of this digital album go directly to the Rime Center to help raise funds for the temple project. Bran will be opening for Gerald Trimble July 20th at 6pm for the Benefit Concert for the Rime Center Temple Project.

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Illuminations Summer 2018