Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s summer curriculum. This semester you will have the opportunity to receive teachings from Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley the Drepung Gomang Geshe in Residence at the Rime Center. Also back by popular demand is our 2nd Annual Bodhisattva Challenge. Look for details below on these exciting opportunities to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners.
Dharma talk given by Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley April 30th, 2017.
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Dharma talk given by Dr. Teri Brody April 23rd, 2017.
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The Prison Outreach is adding a new way to join in- through writing letters to a Buddhist inmate. We are collaborating with Inner Peace Prison Dharma and Urgyen Pete Machik Potts. Rime members came together for the first training on Sunday, April 23rd. This training helped not only prepare members on what to expect as a volunteer and provide guidelines to know, but also to offer a way to support each other. If you are interested in becoming a part of this new program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s Plenty of Room in Buddhism for Both of Us
by Daniel Scharpenburg
I don’t really like words like secular or skeptic. But to be honest, I don’t believe in spirits, magic, gods, demons, reincarnation, or psychic powers. I just don’t. I’m not closed-minded, and I don’t look down on people who believe in those things — though I’m always surprised so many do. Above all, I want people who see things the way I do to know that they aren’t alone. Continue reading
With the increase in expenses from the last few years donations are no longer enough for us to break even after we pay our rent and utilities. We are challenging our Sangha members to help us meet our basic financial obligation by signing up for our Jindak Community. Our Goal is to raise $5,500 through the Jindak Community on a monthly basis to meet our basic needs of rent and utilities. The Rime Center has both ACH and Paypal options for you to support us in meeting our goal. If you’re not comfortable with a monthly commitment, there is a donation box to the right as you leave the shrine room.
The Rime Center’s half-day meditation will continue throughout the spring and summer. The practice will consist of Zazen, seated meditation, Kinhin, walking meditation, chanting and Samu, or mindful work. Meditation will be from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and the facilitators will be Nova Bradfield and Vickie Cumberland. We will follow the practice taught by visiting teacher, Karen Maezen Miller, with a brief instruction at the beginning of the meditation. Continue reading
October 24, 2017
The Social Justice Book Club has selected Radical Dharma: Talking Race Love and Liberation by Rev Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens with Jasmine Syedullah.
Discussion will take place on October 24 @ 7:30 pm. The book will be for sale in the bookstore. All are welcome to participate.
“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.”
More information can be found at: http://radicaldharma.org/
Member Profile – Jo Valluri
- Hometown: Olathe, Kansas (born in Washim, India)
- Your role at the Rime Buddhist Center? Sangha member
- Day Job: Nurse Educator, Mom, Wife.
- Description of your hobbies: Gardening, Cooking, Traveling, Reading.
- What led you to the Dharma? Curiosity about meditation, and an opportunity to live an authentically compassionate life.
- Tell us something that most people don’t know about you? I have met a lot of famous people. Top three,Michael Jackson, Mother Teresa, and HH The Dalai Lama many ago.
- What Buddhist Book would you recommend and why? I do love Allan Wallace’s Buddhism With An Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind Training. Hope to reread it after graduate school.