Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice Summer 2017

Facing the Challenge of Suffering and Injustice

Thanks to the news and social media we are more connected and informed than ever before. We are witnesses to constant suffering and injustice in our communities and our nation as a whole whether it is the increase in the confidence of racists who feel emboldened to openly spew their vitriolic speech in public spaces; the increase of xenophobia and islamophobia that feeds on people’s fears and turns neighbors against each other; or the fear and hatred that target those who love differently or identify themselves differently. For those who choose to adhere to the Bodhisattva path, what are we to do?
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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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Lama Chuck’s Farwell Dharma Talk

Dharma talk given by Lama Chuck August 6, 2017.

 

Long Life Prayer For Lama Chuck

Lama of great compassion with kindness to all,

You, the gateway to Dharma, brought the Rime tradition

To this savage land through skillful means and wisdom.

All mighty Bodhisattva, indestructible, teacher of the Buddha’s word.

Lama Chuck may you live long,

And continue to, spread the Dharma for all beings!

 

Long Life Prayer For Mary Stanford

To the embodiment of all the dakinis

You, who are Tara manifest, banishes all fears.

With the sun of wisdom you dispel the darkness of ignorance.

With the moon of compassion you bring love and joy to all those who you meet

Mother of the Rime Center, Mary Tenzin Dawa, may your life be long,

And may you always uphold the teachings of the Buddha.

 

 

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