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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Chotrul Düchen, the ‘Festival of Miracles’

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.

Chod Empowerment and Teachings with Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

March 9 – 11, 2018

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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.

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Tsa Lung/Tummo Workshop

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.

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Drepung Gomang Monks Sacred Art Tour Returns to Kansas City

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

November 10, 2017

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

Lama Rod Owens: Radical Dharma

November 10 – 12, 2017

We are extremely delighted to welcome to Kansas City and the Rime Center Lama Rod Owen, November 10th & 12th. Lama Rod will be teaching from his book Radical Dharma. Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, Radical Dharma urges a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era. With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, Radical Dharma demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked.

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Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga Workshop with Santosh Philip

September 22 – 24, 2017

We are delighted to welcome to Kansas City and the Rime Center Santosh Philip, September 22nd through 24th. Santosh will be leading us in a system of Tibetan yoga called Kum Nye. Based on a traditional healing system, Kum Nye Yoga helps to relieve stress, transform negative patterns and promote balance and health. Developed by Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku, this presentation of Kum Nye practices is thoroughly modern and adapted specifically to suit modern needs. The practice of Kum Nye includes stillness, movement, postures, breathing exercises, self-massage and a little bit of visualization. These practices address the three kinds of tension held in the body – 1) superficial tensions, 2) blockages in the energy channels, and 3) knots in the chakras.

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