Member Profile Fall 2018

Christy Markham

  1. Hometown: My hometown is Blue Springs, Mo. I finished high school there and then moved closer to the city. I enjoy being near and in the city much more, but also spend some time in the country at our family farm about 2 hours from KC.
  1. Role at Rime: I have been attending Rime for a little over 2 years now. I try to take every class offered and attend Sunday services often. I’ve studied Buddhism for many years and felt I needed to be a part of the Sangha more to cultivate my practice. I have taught a Mala making class at Rime, I loved it!
  1. Day job: My day job is an LPN currently with Jackson County Detention Center, which I’ve just recently accepted this position. I’ve been a nurse for over 12 years. I am also a yoga teacher when my normal day job allows.
  1. Hobbies: I enjoy reading, time with my children and family, road trips, making Malas, making a few furniture pieces for around the house with my son, studying many topics, ayurveda, photography for fun.
  1. What led you to the Dharma: I began my yoga journey when I was 16. This led to my studies of it’s history and origin which brought me to meditation, then it’s origins. I came upon Buddhism and many other Eastern studies, but felt a strong connection with Buddhist practices.
  1. Something a lot of people don’t know about you: I can drive a 53′ tractor trailer. I obtained a CDL license many years ago! Funny! And I am a grandmother!
  1. Buddhist book you would recommend: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Than and Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage by Geshe Jampa Tegchok

Bardic Dharma by Bran Cerddorion

Proceeds from the sale of this digital album go directly to the Rime Center to help raise funds for the temple project. Bran will be opening for Gerald Trimble July 20th at 6pm for the Benefit Concert for the Rime Center Temple Project.

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