About

The Rime Buddhist Center is a (non-sectarian) Center dedicated to the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. The Center is a refuge for the nurturing of inner peace, kindness, community understanding and world peace. The Center’s primary objective is to provide a qualified program of Buddhist studies and Tibetan culture taught by monks, lamas and other Tibetan teachers, and to promote a harmonious relationship of understanding between both Tibetans and Westerners. We welcome, accept, affirm, and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community as valued members of our Sangha.

The Rime Buddhist Center & Tibetan Institute of Studies is a non-profit (501c3) religious and educational organization located at 700 W. Pennway in Kansas City, Missouri. It was founded by Lama Chuck and Chaplain Mary Stanford in 1993. The Rime Buddhist Center & Tibetan Institute of Studies has evolved to reach an ever-increasing number of people interested in the study and practice of Buddhism in and around Kansas City. The Rime Center also sponsors meditation retreats and hosts special interest group meetings related to the teaching and practice of Buddhism in everyday life.

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