Kum Nye – Healing Inner Space with Santosh Philip

January 18 – 20, 2019

We are delighted to welcome Santosh Philip back to Kansas City and the Rime Center, January 18th through 20th. Santosh will be leading us in a system of Tibetan yoga practices called Kum Nye. “Kum Nye exercises teach us how to smooth the jagged energies of body and mind. Using massage, postures, and movement, we can awaken blissful feelings within body and senses that can open our energy centers (chakras) and relieve the pressure of conflicting meanings and interpretations.” Tarthang Tulku, Joy of Being.

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Tibetan Uprising Day

March 10, 2018

The Rime Buddhist Center will gather at the JC Nichols Fountain on the Plaza to observe Tibetan Uprising Day on Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 pm. The Tibetan Uprising Day is marked every year in memory of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the ruling of China in Tibet. The armed rebellion resulted in a violent crackdown on Tibetan independence movements and consequently led to the Dalai Lama’s flee into exile. Continue reading

Tibetan New Year Celebration

Please join us Tuesday, February 5th at 5 pm as we celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year. This new year is designated as the year of the Earth Pig.

Losar traces its origins to the pre-Buddhist period in Tibet when, every winter, Tibetans held a spiritual ceremony, offering large amounts of incense to please local spirits, deities, and protectors. Around the period when the measurement of time based on phases of the moon was introduced, this ceremony evolved into an annual Buddhist festival, which may have been the first celebration of what has become the traditional farmers’ festivals. Later, after the rudiments of the science of astrology were introduced in Tibet, the farmers’ festival became known as Losar. Continue reading

Chotrul Düchen, the ‘Festival of Miracles’

February 19, 2019

Chotrul Düchen occurs on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Tibetan calendar during the full moon, which is called Bumgyur Dawa. The first fifteen days of the year celebrate the fifteen days during which the Buddha displayed miracles for his disciples in order to increase their devotion.

The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate the Festival of Miracles and will be open during the day for you to come in and meditate at your own pace. The puja will begin at 7:00 pm and will be led by Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley. Open meditation begins at 8:00 am.

Orgyen Menla: Living a Healthy Life with Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

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March 1 – 3, 2019

We are delighted to welcome back Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche, March 1st – 3rd, who will give the Orgyen Menla empowerment and teachings. Orgyen Menla, the principle deity for this practice, is a form of Guru Rinpoche manifesting as a Buddha of Medicine. Medicine Buddha’s motivation is to completely remove mental and physical suffering from all sentient beings, primarily mental and physical illness caused through the imbalance of the elements.

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33rd Annual World Peace Meditation

December 31st, 2018 at 6 am

Bodhisattva Award Winner – Midwest Innocence Project

The Rime Buddhist center will host the 33rd Annual World Peace Meditation, an interfaith gathering  on December 31, at 6:00 a.m. (*please arrive by 5:30 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.”

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Benefit Concert for the Rime Center Temple Project

July 20, 2018

Gerald Trimble and Jambaroque will perform for a concert at Rime Buddhist Center on July 20th to benefit the New Temple project. The show will open with Rime Center’s very own Bran Cerddorion. Showtime: 6 pm to 10 pm. Ticket are $25.00

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Gerald Trimble, viola da gamba innovator and Kansas City native, is the primary exponent of a new style of playing an ancient instrument. His visionary and virtuosic playing combines Celtic, Eastern and Early Music influences with modern techniques and improvisational skills that span several centuries – from Baroque to jazz – seamlessly uniting the entire continuum. Continue reading