Prayer Service for Lama Chuck Stanford


Photo by Mark Berndt

November 26, 2021 @ 6pm

Join us Friday Nov 26th at 6pm for a special prayer service for Lama Chuck. Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley will be leading prayers for his transition into the Bardo. Register in advance for this prayer service.

We do ask that people connected to Lama Chuck offer incense and make prayers daily. You can use the prayers below.

The Way of Tenderness – Online Book Discussion


November 3, 2021 @ 7:45 pm

The Rime Center’s Rainbow Body Meditation Group is proud to sponsor a four week discussion on The Way of Tenderness. In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of emptiness and appearance to bear on race, sexuality, and gender, using wisdom forged through personal experience and practice to rethink problems of identity and privilege. Read more…

Four Thoughts for Turning the Mind Toward the Dharma – Online


November 3, 2021 @ 7:45 pm

This class focuses on the four thoughts that turn the mind toward the Dharma. These are the four contemplations are namely: 1) the difficulty of finding the freedoms and advantages, and 2) the impermanence of life, which turn the mind away from the concerns of this life; and the reflections on 3) the defects of samsara, and on 4) action (karma: cause and effect), which turn the mind away from our attitudes and conduct with respect to future lives. Read more…

Basics of Kum Nye – Online

October 6, 2021 @ 7:45pm

Having trouble with your meditation? Mind too busy, body uncomfortable in the sitting posture? This course will introduce you to a method of working with the body to calm the mind. This method is known as Kum Nye (Ku mNye), also known as Tibetan Relaxation and Tibetan Yoga, and consists of slow movements, breathing and massage. Read more…

Radical Dharma: An Online Book Discussion

October 11, 2021 @ 7:45 pm

The Rime Center’s Social Justice Committee is proud to sponsor a 5 week online book discussion on Radical Dharma. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, ignites 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. Read more…

Rime Sangha Hike – Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

October 16, 2021 @ 9am

The Rime Sangha will conclude with a final hike at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve on Saturday October 16th. It will be an all day outing since the park is about a two hour drive from Kansas City. Sangha member Beniah has offered to carpool in his van, which holds about 10 people. The caravan to the Tallgrass Prairie will leave at 9 am from the Rime Center and should get us to the park around 11am. Read more.

Fall Class Schedule is Here!

To get more information or to register for a class click on the class title or the find out more link. These classes are available to EVERYONE. We have “Suggested Fees,” however pay whatever you can afford for the class. Everyone is welcome! It is our hope that some will pay more to cover those who can’t afford the usual fee. We simply want everyone to have access to these wonderful classes. Choose “Pay at the Door” if you are unable to afford to class fee.