Happy GivingTuesday!

As people all around the world come together to support important causes today, please consider making a donation to the Rime Temple Fund to help us meet our fundraising goal.

Gifts made by clicking the button below will help us reach our goal to raise $24,000 towards the Rime Buddhist Center’s Temple Fund.

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All funds made through the Rime Temple Fund will support the construction of the meditation hall and help ensure Lama Chuck and Mary’s legacy of a spiritual home that nurtures and supports us on our path to liberation.

Thank you for your continued support of the Rime Buddhist Center’s Temple Fund, and supporting the construction of our meditation hall. May you have peace, health and fulfillment throughout the coming year.

Skillful Means in Daily Life – Online

December 1 @ 7:45 pm

Participants will learn to use skillful means in their daily life with energy and enthusiasm. Each week, there will be an exercise from the book to practice throughout the week. Weekly topics will come from Chapters we have not yet delved into in any previous Skillful Means Class and is perfect for those who have studied the book before or those who are brand new to this material. Read more…

Half-Day Green Tara Retreat – Online

December 4, 2021 @9am

The half-day Green Tara retreat will focus on the sadhana practice of Green Tara, which involves chanting the tantric liturgy, mantras, and meditation. During this retreat, Lama Matt will give teachings on Green Tara along with discussion on Yidam practice. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners wanting to deepen their experience of Green Tara. Read more…

Help us continue Lama Chuck’s legacy in Kansas City

“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.” – H.H. Dalai Lama

Dear Rime Member, Friends, and Supporters,

Another year is coming to a close and the Rime Buddhist Center Board is grateful for your continued support in helping us build a community that values the Buddha’s teachings of love, compassion, and wisdom. There is no doubt that this would not have been possible without your support. Gabi, the Rime Board, and I want to continue the work of our founders, Lama Chuck and Mary, in making the Rime Center not just a place for study and meditation, but also a home that nurtures and supports us on our path to liberation. This year we are asking you to help support the construction of our meditation hall. Our goal is to raise $24,000 towards the Rime Buddhist Center’s Temple Fund.

Please Consider Making a One Time Financial Gift to the Rime Center Temple Fund and Thereby Supporting the Construction of the Meditation Hall.

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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…