Upcoming Class: Free Online Meditation Workshop

September 22, 2021

Want to learn to meditate, but just don’t know how to get started? Join us online for this free meditation workshop. The wonderful thing about meditation is that it can be used anywhere, and has been proven to lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and help you cope with anxiety. In this one session workshop you will learn this simple technique that can change your life. Read more…

Upcoming Class: Working With Tantric Sadhanas & Q&A with Lama Matt

September 15, 2021

Have you received empowerment from a teacher and asked to do a sadhana practice, but you are unsure what it all means? In this online pop-up course Lama Matt will introduce you to the practice of the three samadhis. Lama Matt will also hold space for questions that you might be having with your personal sadhana practice. Read more…

Mask Mandate Beginning August 1st for all Indoor In-Person Gatherings

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas has reinstated the mask mandate. We ask that you wear your mask for all indoor in-person gatherings.

“This crisis shows us that we are not separate from one another—even when we are living apart. Therefore, we all have a responsibility to exercise compassion and help.” – H.H. Dalai Lama

Thank you for your compassionate support.

Black and Buddhist: A Book Discussion

August 4, 2021 @ 7:45 pm

The Rime Center’s Social Justice Committee is proud to sponsor a 4 week discussion on Black and Buddhist. We will be discussing the book Black and Buddhist, which brings together a powerful collection of writings from African American teachers who are from all the major Buddhist traditions, as they tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. Read more…

Juneteenth Statement by the Rime Center and the Social Justice Committee

Juneteenth is the oldest nationwide remembrance of the ending of slavery in the United States. Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with the news that the war had ended and emancipation was granted to the enslaved on June 19, 1865, almost two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

There are many celebrations and events planned for Juneteenth in Kansas City and plenty of ways to participate. Please visit www.juneteenth-kc.com for a listing of celebratory and community service activities. In addition, additional information on the African American history in Kansas City and the nation can be found here – https://www.juneteenth-kc.com/history. In Buddhism, we believe in carrying the Bodhisattva spirit in our hearts and engaging in altruistic actions to benefit all sentient. The Rime Center and the Social Justice Committee encourages the sangha to reflect on the significance of this day.

His Holiness Dalai Lama’s Daily Prayer – “May the frightened cease to be afraid, and those bound be freed; May the powerless find power, and may people think of benefiting each other”