November 16, 2019
The Four Immeasurables are the sublime expressions of love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. The Buddha said that it is wholesome to channel your awareness in one of these four ways. No matter what your mind state, you can always turn to one of these four.
During this retreat, Lama Matthew Palden Gocha will give teachings on the Four Immeasurables along with guided meditations, and time for discussion. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners wanting to deepen their experience of the Four Immeasurables.
This retreat is open to all.
Fee: $30 suggested donation Continue reading
Have you always wanted to understand Buddhism? Buddhism is a 2,500 year old tradition that teaches us how to end pain and suffering in ourselves and others. This 8 week course will cover meditation instruction, life of the Buddha, basic Buddhist teachings, as well as practical application of these principles in daily life.
Beginning last August the Rime Center will is hosting a monthly meditation group and LGBTAIQ+ safe space. The meditation group meets the first Tuesday of the each month from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in our main shrine room. Join us for meditation practice followed by mindful dialogue. Continue reading
May 31 – June 2, 2019
The Rime Center will have a booth at this years Kansas City PrideFest 2019. This year the Kansas City PrideFest will be at Berkley Riverfront park located at 110 Berkley Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri 64120. Stop by the booth and say hi! We will have stickers and books for sale as well as information about Buddhism and the Rime Center.
- Friday – 6 pm – 11:30 pm
- Saturday – 12 pm – 11:30 pm
- Sunday – 12 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Rime Center will holding a book club on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. and is open to anyone who would like to participate. The book to study is: “Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.” Copies of this text will be available in Rime Gift Shop. Continue reading
Encouragement to Adopt a Nonsectarian Outlook
“Buddha, the greatest of spiritual friends, gave the most appropriate instructions to each and every being throughout space. His collected discourse is, as you might image, as deep as the ocean – very difficult to fathom.” – Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol
As many of you know, the Rime Center is a non-sectarian Dharma Center; established that way by our founders Lama Chuck and Mary Stanford. Their vision for the Rime Center was of a place where people could come together to learn about Buddhism and find a refuge for the nurturing of inner peace, kindness, community understanding and world peace. Continue reading
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Lama Matthew will be giving Lay Pratimoksha vows Sunday September 15th during the Sunday Service. The pratimoksha vows or vows of ‘individual liberation’ mainly emphasize disciplining one’s physical behavior and not harming others. Pratimoksha discipline is called the foundation of Buddhism because for ordinary people physical discipline is the beginning of spiritual training and the basis of spiritual progress. Continue reading
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:45 PM – 9:45 PM
The Rime Center Social Justice committee will be having a book discussion on Tuesday May 21st at 7:45. The book is Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Get your copy at the Rime bookstore.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM
This Mother’s Day bring Mom and the whole family to join the Rime Sangha as we visit the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art and see their new exhibit, Teachers of Enlightenment: Traditions in Tibetan Buddhism. We will be meeting at the Museum at 1 pm. Continue reading