Interested in becoming an official member of the Rime Center? Beginning Wednesday August 30th, join us at 7:45 pm for our membership class. Upon completion of the classes, students are inducted as new members of the Rime Center sangha and are given a mala personally blessed by H.H. Dalai Lama. This event will be in-person and online. Read more.
Designed to be accessible for all levels of learning. The retreat will focus on the sadhana practice of Green Tara, which involves chanting the tantric liturgy, meditation, and chanting of mantras. During this retreat, Lama Matthew Palden Gocha will give teachings on Green Tara along with discussion on Yidam sadhana practice. Read more…
Join us as we explore the rich repository of Buddhist Sutras, both Pali Canon and Tibetan Kangyur every first Sunday of the month after the Sunday Service. We will also be having a potluck, so please bring a vegetarian dish to share.
The Rime Center began offering core classes to its sangha in 2017. These classes were designed to teach the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism. This in-depth study was intended to provide a foundation of understanding that would support the sangha in their understanding of Buddhism. A benefit of this was that members of the Rime Sangha would be able to have a deeper understanding of the teachings of visiting teachers, allowing them to connect with and deepen their relationships with them. You can learn more about the original core classes here. Unfortunately due to the Covid pandemic the core classes had been suspended.
This fall, we will be restarting our core classes. The fall classes will reintroduce the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, The Four Boundless Attitudes, and an Introduction to the Path of the Mahayana. Taken sequentially, these classes will provide a strong foundation for understanding and incorporating the teachings into our everyday lives.
The Rime Sangha will be meeting up at Burr Oak Woods on Saturday July 29th at 9am for a hike through the park. We will be meeting at the Burr Oak Woods Visitor Center. It is a 2.6 mile loop trail located in Blue Springs, Missouri just north of I-70. Read more.
Join us for the Rime Center’s Zen style retreat. We will follow the practice taught by visiting teacher, Karen Maezen Miller, with a brief instruction at the beginning of the meditation. This event will be in-person and online. Read more.
Join us Sunday July 16th at 12pm for an update to the Rime Center’s Temple project. The presentation will discuss lessons learned and advice given by Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche. The presentation will be at the Rime Center at the Wayne Ave location. If you are unable to attend in person join us online using the same Zoom link for the Sunday Service.
Chökhor Düchen, the ‘Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma’. It occurs on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, by teaching the ‘Four Noble Truths’.
The Rime Center will be hosting a series of Shakyamuni Buddha Pujas and open meditation sessions as an opportunity for you to come in and meditate throughout the day at your own pace and time limit. Read more…
Designed to be accessible for all levels of learning, this retreat will focus on developing calm abiding using the guided meditations of B. Alan Wallace. The retreat will focus on releasing ego clinging and training the mind in compassion through mindfulness meditation. Beginners are encouraged to attend. This event will be online only. Read more.