Lha Bab Düchen, the ‘Festival of the Descent from Heaven’

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November 19, 2019

Lha Bab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth Tibetan month. Buddha’s mother Mayadevi was reborn in Indra’s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her, and also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teachings in the realm of the gods. When he was about to return to this world, Indra and Brahma manifested three stairs of 80,000 yojanas each reaching this world in Sankisa. As the Buddha walked down the central one, they accompanied him to his left and right carrying umbrellas to honor him. He descended to earth in Sankisa, which is located in modern Uttar Pradesh, and which is counted among the eight holy places. Continue reading

Full Day Meditation Retreat – Four Immeasurables

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November 16, 2019

The Four Immeasurables are the sublime expressions of love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. The Buddha said that it is wholesome to channel your awareness in one of these four ways. No matter what your mind state, you can always turn to one of these four.

During this retreat, Lama Matthew Palden Gocha will give teachings on the Four Immeasurables along with guided meditations, and time for discussion. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners wanting to deepen their experience of the Four Immeasurables.

This retreat is open to all. However, there is a $30 suggested donation.

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Purifying the Body, Speech and Mind with Younge Khachab Rinpoche

September 21 – 22, 2019

Join us as we welcome Younge Khachab Rinpoche back to Kansas City. Rinpoche will be teaching the basis for understanding the Vajrayana path and be giving an introduction into the practice of Tsa Lung, or the yogic practice of working with the channels and winds. Rinpoche will introduce the three continuums, upon which we can understand the practice of tantra, and teach various methods for purifying our own body, speech and mind to actualize our innate buddhanature in this very lifetime.

This event is open to everyone, but please consider being a sponsor for this retreat for as little at $150. Your sponsorship will ensure everyone can attend these wonderful teachings.

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Redesigned Basics of Buddhism Class

The Rime Center is pleased to announce that with the help and input of the Dharma facilitators Sergio Moreno and Andrea Duloc, Lama Matthew has redesigned the Basics of Buddhism class. The class has been shortened to 8 weeks instead of the original 12 weeks. With the new format the class will begin at 7 pm and use the Wednesday group meditation as part of the class. This will provide opportunity for the facilitators and participants to cover the discussion topics. The other change to the class is to have more in-class group activities rather than just discussion. The final change is that the class will be using Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s book. Into the Heart of Life. Topics covered in the class will be the meditation workshop, Life of the Buddha and spread of Buddhism, Impermanence, Karma, Suffering and Refuge, the Eight Worldly Concerns, Renunciation, and Bodhichitta. As this is the first time having the class in the new format the Rime Center would like to invite those who have attended before to join the class again after which your feedback will be solicited.