Member Profile – Linda Sher
- Hometown: Prairie Village, KS
- Role at Rime: Service Guild Volunteer, Homeless Outreach Volunteer
- Day job: Radio Announcer, KCUR 89.3 FM Radio
- Hobbies: Knitting, coloring, baking and cooking, walking, Zumba
- 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!
- 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!
- Buddhist book you would recommend: Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Henepola Gunarantana
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
March 2nd, 2018
Chotrul Düchen occurs on the full moon (the fifteenth day) of the first Tibetan month, which is called Bumgyur Dawa. The first fifteen days of the year celebrate the fifteen days on which, in order to increase the merit and the devotion of future disciples, Buddha displayed a different miracle.
The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate the Festival of Micracles and will be open during the day for you to come in and meditate at your own pace and time limit. The Special Puja will begin at 7:00 pm and will be lead by Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley.
March 9 – 11, 2018
We are delighted to welcome back Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche March 19th – 11th and give the Chod empowerment and teachings. In Tibetan language the meaning of the word “chod” translates “to cut” and here, in Tibetan Buddhism, Chod means, “to cut the ego”. It is a practice that is based on the prajnaparamita. The benefit of Chod is that is frees you from the suffering caused by ego. It helps you generate love and compassion for all sentient beings. Chod also provides physical and mental healing.
January 20, 2017
The Rime Center will be offering a one day Tsa Lung/Tummo workshop, Saturday January 20, 2018. The workshop will be facilitated by Lama Matthew Rice. The practice will consist of Tsa Lung and seated meditation in the morning from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. With an afternoon session of Tummo and seated meditation from 2:00 pm – 4 pm. Throughout the day Lama Matthew will be sharing instructions on the practice so that those who are new to these practices will be able to incorporate them into their daily practices. Beginners are encouraged to attend, but must first have received meditation instruction.
December 31st, 2017 at 7 a.m.
The Rime Buddhist center will host the 32nd Annual World Peace Meditation, an interfaith gathering on December 31, at 7:00 a.m. (*please arrive by 6:30 a.m.). The program will consist of religious observances from various cultures and faith traditions including Native American smudging, Tibetan Buddhist chanting and meditation, Christian prayer, devotional music, and the Muslim “call to prayer.”
October 3 – October 8th, 2017
The 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 and Lawrence, KS, October 3 through October 8. Events planned include a Sand Mandala creation, Tibetan dinner and family night, fire puja, in addition to Pujas and Dharma Teachings at the Rime Center. Please visit the KC tour Facebook page for event details, Drepung Gomang Tour – Kansas City.