Chotrul Düchen, the ‘Festival of Miracles’

February 22nd, 2016

43_49_1c0a7abc1d89391Chotrul 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 series of Shakyamuni Buddha Pujas and open meditation sessions as an opportunity for you to come in and meditate throughout the day at your own pace and time limit. Continue reading

Lama Lodu Rinpoche: 1000 Arm Chenrezig Teachings

April 1st–3rd, 2016

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

Lama Lodu RinpocheWe are delighted to welcome back Lama Lodu Rinpoche returns to the Rime Center to share teachings and an empowerment focused on 1,000 Arm Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) is said to be the essence of the speech of all the buddhas and incarnation of their compassion. As one of the Eight Great Close Sons, he is usually depicted as white in colour and holding a lotus. He is of special importance to Tibetans, so much so that he is sometimes described as the patron deity of Tibet Continue reading

Tibetan New Year Celebration

GDPT Pho Hien Lion Dance TroupePlease join us Saturday, Feb. 6th at 5 p.m. as we celebrate the Tibetan New Year or Losar. This new year is designated as the year of the Male Fire Monkey.

Losar traces its origins to the pre- Buddhist period in Tibetan when Tibetans practiced a winter spiritual ceremony during which large amounts of incense were offered to appease the local spirits, deities and protectors. This celebration evolved into a Buddhist festival tied the introduction of time based on phases of the moon. It may have been the first celebration of what has become the tradition of farmers’ festivals. After the rudiments of the science of astrology were introduced in Tibet, the festival became known as Losar. Continue reading

An Invitation To Our Special Event on Dec. 31st

Dear Rime Members and Friends:

For the past 20 years it has been my pleasure to serve as both spiritual and executive directors of the Rime Buddhist Center. As many of you know I will be retiring at the end of this year.

I’d like to invite you to a very special event being held at the Rime Buddhist Center and it will be my last official duty before I retire.

The event is the 30th annual “Meditation for World Peace.” This amazing interfaith event will feature prayers of peace by each of the 15 different faith traditions represented on the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Bodhisattva Award. The Bodhisattva Award is presented to those who work for the benefit of others. State greetings will be given by The Honorable Dr. Charles B. Wheeler, former Missouri State Senator. Former Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Brooks will give community greetings. This year’s event is endorsed and co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee – Kansas City Program and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s keynote speaker will be Kansas City Mayor Sly James. Continue reading

30th Annual World Peace Meditation

December 31st, 2015 at 6 a.m.

Sufi TurningThe Rime Buddhist center will host the 30th Annual World Peace Meditation, an interfaith gathering, on Thursday, 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, Sufi dancing, and the Muslim “call to prayer.” Continue reading

Celebrate ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ With Us!

2015-Its-Time-for-Giving#GivingTuesday is an online movement to create a national day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give.

TWELVE ways to support the Rime Buddhist Center this holiday season:

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Holiday Sale and Open House

Saturday, December 5

holiday_sale_red2-1There’s a holiday sale and open house at the Rime Buddhist Center! The event will be held on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Many books will be deeply discounted and the new 2016 calendars will be available to purchase .
Cookies and hot tea will be offered.

Please plan on stopping by and stocking up on items for the holidays!
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24 Hour Meditation for the Earth – Kansas City

11951620_10153969659569239_5309489784513750280_oThe Rime Center is pleased to host this 24-hour interfaith meditation for the earth in conjunction with meditation sit-ins across the globe. Global start time is 8:00 am, November 1st, Paris time. This is why we will begin at 12:45 AM (we are 7 hours behind).

People of all faiths and no faith are invited to join us as we focus our meditative attention on climate crisis and environmental responsibility.


Karen Maezen Miller – Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

October 23-25th, 2015

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

255143_2101125735707_5486565_nZen priest Karen Maezen Miller will lead an introduction to Zen practices and teachings on her newest book Paradise in Plain Sight, during the weekend retreat October 23rd – 25th. Participants will receive a full taste of the Zen tradition. She will teach zazen (Zen meditation) with its emphasis on the breath, walking meditation, and an introduction to Zen chanting. These are the traditional mindfulness practices that are incorporated into a Zen retreat. This retreat will also teach on Zen lessons in fearlessness, forgiveness, presence, acceptance, and contentment. The teachings are personal and informal, appropriate to all practitioners who like Maezen Miller gathers inspiration from the ground beneath her feet to remind us that paradise is always here and now. Continue reading