Sponsorship, a New Model for Special Events

The Rime Buddhist Center strives be inclusive and to make visiting teacher events available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. However, we have received feedback that even our “suggested fee” method is a barrier for some, making them likely to skip teachings or to experience negative feelings when paying less than the suggested amount. We want to change that. To this end, the Rime Center is trying a radical new approach – sponsorship.

In the coming months, we will be looking for sponsors to help us raise $2000 for each visiting teacher event. This amount would cover the teacher’s stipend, as well as, travel and food costs. To become a sponsor and help us meet our goal, donations can be made on the registration page when registering for an event. Please consider becoming an event sponsor in 2019, and help make these valuable teachings available to everyone.

Sangha Voices Winter/Spring 2019

Liberation through the messiness Lama Rod Owen’s visit to the Rime

by Matt Walsh, Yeshe Namkha Rangdröl (they/them)

Lama Rod visited the Rime Center November 16-18 to teach on Liberation through Love and Rage. Important themes for me included developing a healthier relationship to our anger or rage (or any of the other afflictive emotions), embodied practice, and the importance of self-care on the path to becoming a Bodhisattva. Continue reading

Member Profile Winter/Spring 2019

Matthew Walsh (Yeshe Namkha Rangdröl) they/them

  1. Hometown: Currently live in Wichita, but consider myself from Kansas City
  2. Role at Rime: Occasional designer of fliers and posters, retreat attendee
  3. Day job: Paraprofessional at a middle school, working with 6th graders with Autism, Down Syndrome, and other cognitive delays
  4. Hobbies: Art, coding, reading, dismantling the cis-hetero-patriarchy, coffee
  5. What led you to the Dharma: I grew up Christian, explored other religions, but they all felt incomplete to me. Turning to the Dharma felt like coming home, like nothing was lacking.
  6. Something a lot of people don’t know about you: Several years ago I made up a space religion and founded the Extragalactic Church of Galateris Bubblegum. I continue to develop it. It has a few adherents here and there. Consider it social art project of sorts.
  7. Buddhist book you would recommend: Words of My Perfect Teacher, by Patrul Rinpoche. I read this when I first started taking the Dharma seriously, and have continued to revisit and reread it. It’s the one Buddhist book I’d take to a deserted island.

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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Highlights from the 2018 PoWR and a Message from Valarie Kaur

Lama Matthew Palden Gocha reflects on his recent visit to the 2018 Parliament of Worlds Religions in Toronto, Canada. He shared several highlight videos and a special message from Valarie Kaur on Revolutionary Love. Given on November 11th, 2018.

The following highlight videos can be found on YouTube

Also was shared was a message from Sikh activist Valarie Kaur on Revolutionary Love. Jump to 41 min 40 sec to see her message from the video. If you want to find out more about Valarie and the Revolutionary Love project visit her website, http://www.revolutionarylove.net

Music by Bran Cerddorion.

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