Upcoming Special Event: Bodhi Day – Online Puja



December 8, 2022 @6pm

The Rime Center will be hosting a special online puja to commemorate Bodhi Day. It is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that Shakyamuni Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. Bodhi Day is observed in many mainstream Mahayana traditions. Register in advance for this event to get the Zoom link.

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Upcoming Special Event: Rime Membership Class


December 7, 2022 @ 7:45pm

Interested in becoming an official member of the Rime Center? Beginning Wednesday December 7th, 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.

Letter of Solidarity for the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City and the Kansas City Raindrop Foundation

On October 21,2022, the offices and community center of the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City and Kansas City Raindrop Foundation, was the target of vandalism. Three teenage vandals broke in through a window and ransacked the building leaving a swastika, the anarchy symbol and obscene phrases scrawled across walls. On Nov 10, 2022 Lama Matt and other community leaders came together to stand in solidarity with the Dialogue Institute and Raindrop against this act of hate. Lama Matt read the following statement at the event.

The Buddha taught about our interconnectedness to all sentient beings around us. In the Buddhist scripture, The Flower Garland Sutra, the Buddha uses the metaphor of Indra’s net. Continue reading

Upcoming Holiday Event – Lha Bab Düchen, the ‘Festival of the Descent from Heaven’

November 15, 2022 beginning @ 6:30am

The Rime Center will be open during the day for Lha Bab Düchen. Come in and meditate at your own pace and time limit. Lama Matt will be offering the 24 hour Mahayana vows to those who wish to make special effort for the day. The vows will be given in-person at 6:30am. A special puja to commemorate Lha Bab Duchen beginning at 6:00 pm. Read more.

Amitabha Empowerment and Phowa Transmission with Ven. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

October 28-30, 2022

We are delighted to welcome back Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche, October 28-30th. Rinpoche will give the Amitabha empowerment and give teachings on the practice of phowa. The Phowa practice, or Transference of Consciousness at the time of death Read more.

This event is open to everyone, but please consider being a sponsor for this retreat. Your sponsorship will ensure everyone can attend these wonderful teachings.

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Upcoming Class – Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha

Beginning November 2 @ 7:45 pm

This classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition. The text presents two distinct goals for leading a spiritual life: the first is attaining happiness in this life (or in future lives); the second goal is the achievement of spiritual liberation, freedom, absolute peace. Read More.