Dear Rime Members and Friends:
For the past 20 years it has been my pleasure to serve as both spiritual and executive directors of the Rime Buddhist Center. As many of you know I will be retiring at the end of this year.
I’d like to invite you to a very special event being held at the Rime Buddhist Center and it will be my last official duty before I retire.
The event is the 30th annual “Meditation for World Peace.” This amazing interfaith event will feature prayers of peace by each of the 15 different faith traditions represented on the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Bodhisattva Award. The Bodhisattva Award is presented to those who work for the benefit of others. State greetings will be given by The Honorable Dr. Charles B. Wheeler, former Missouri State Senator. Former Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Brooks will give community greetings. This year’s event is endorsed and co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee – Kansas City Program and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s keynote speaker will be Kansas City Mayor Sly James.
We are all too aware of the senseless acts of violence and hatred that has led to immense suffering throughout the world this past year. We counter that suffering by developing first within ourselves compassion for others.
We invite you to join this elite group of civic and spiritual leaders in Kansas City, and set your intention for the upcoming year to develop and spread the foundation of peace.
If you can’t attend this special gathering, please make a small donation to support Rime’s efforts to nurture inner peace, kindness, community understanding, and world peace.
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Lama Chuck Stanford
(Lama Changchup Kunchok Dorje)
Rime Buddhist Center