Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice – Summer 2019

Encouragement to Adopt a Nonsectarian Outlook

“Buddha, the greatest of spiritual friends, gave the most appropriate instructions to each and every being throughout space. His collected discourse is, as you might image, as deep as the ocean – very difficult to fathom.” – Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol

As many of you know, the Rime Center is a non-sectarian Dharma Center; established that way by our founders Lama Chuck and Mary Stanford. Their vision for the Rime Center was of a place where people could come together to learn about Buddhism and find a refuge for the nurturing of inner peace, kindness, community understanding and world peace. Continue reading

Lay Pratimoksha Vows & Sangha Pot Luck

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM

The pratimoksha vows or vows of ‘individual liberation’ mainly emphasize disciplining one’s physical behavior and not harming others. Pratimoksha discipline is called the foundation of Buddhism because for ordinary people physical discipline is the beginning of spiritual training and the basis of spiritual progress. Continue reading

White Tara Puja for HH Dalai Lama’s 84th Birthday

July 6, 2019

Come join us as we celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 84th birthday Saturday July 6th at 6:00 pm. Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley will be performing a special Tsok Offering and White Tara Puja.

White Tara, the female Buddha of longevity. Tara is a completely enlightened buddha and as a young bodhisattva she promised always to appear in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings and especially to protect from the eight fears. In this white form she appears specifically for the purpose of bestowing longevity. Continue reading

Saga Dawa Düchen

June 17, 2019

Saga Dawa Duchen is one of the most important sacred Buddhist days. The full moon day of fourth Tibetan month is commemorates Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (passing away). All the merits of virtues actions done on this day are multiplies on hundred million times.

The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate Saga Dawa Duchen beginning at 7:00 pm and will be led by Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley.

Mala Workshop – First Fridays at the Rime Center

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Join us for this one evening pop-up workshop where we will be designing and making your own mala. Rime’s very own Christy Markham will be showing us how making a personal mala is so meaningful. You get to choose beads to suit your intention and needs, and by putting your own energy into the making of it, this mala will be one-of-a-kind!

Class fee: $30 (This includes the cost for materials)
Class size limited to 25 people

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Skillful Means in Daily Life & Work

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 7:45 PM – 9 PM

This class will focus on learning how to use skillful means in all that we do in our daily life and work. Each week, there will be an exercises from the book to practice throughout the week. Weekly topics include Caring about Work, Concentration, Resistance & Resentment, and Communication & Cooperation. The text by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, founder of the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center is straightforward and easily accessible to any level of student.
Instructor: Andrea Duloc (Dekyong Wangmo)
Dates: Four sessions beginning on Wednesday July 10, 2019
Times: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Class Fee: $30
Text: Skillful Means – $18.00

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Torma Workshop – First Fridays at the Rime Center

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Join Ven. Geshe Thinley as he teaches how to make a torma. A torma is a a ritual cake, usually hand-molded from butter and tsampa (roasted barley flour) and colored with dyes. The torma can symbolize a deity or a mandala, and can be used as an offering. Geshe la will demonstrate how to make a small offering torma that can be used on your home shrine. Please register in advance so that we can have enough supplies for everyone.
Class fee: $30 (This includes the cost for materials)
Class size: limited to 25 people

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Tibetan Cooking Class – First Fridays at the Rime Center

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley will be leading a Tibetan cooking class on Friday August 2nd at 7:00 pm. They will be teaching participants how to cook Tibetan momos (steamed dumplings).
Instructor: Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley
Date: One Session beginning August 2, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Class fee: $30 (This includes the cost for materials)
Class size: limited to 10 people

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