Rime Membership Class

Interested in becoming an official member of the Rime Center? Beginning February 23rd join us at 9:30 am for the Rime Center’s Membership class. Upon completion of the class, students are inducted as new members of the Rime Center sangha and are given a mala personally blessed by H.H. Dalai Lama. Read more…

Basics of Buddhism

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. February 12th at 7 pm the Rime Center will be holding an 8 week course that will cover meditation instruction, life of the Buddha, basic Buddhist teachings, as well as practical application of these principles in daily life. Read more…

Rime Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays

This year the Rime Buddhist Center is adopting a very needy Rime family to make their holiday season a bit brighter. Please bring wrapped gifts marked with the following.

  • Boy #1 (12 year old): size 12 or 14 pants, large shirt. He would like video games for Nintendo switch. Also gift cards as well.
  • Boy #2 (5 year old): size 5 T. Any toys that are age appropriate. Also gift cards as well.
  • Mom: Would be happy with help with food for a holiday meal as well as gift cards.

Gift need to be dropped off at the Rime Center by Dec 22nd at noon. Please help us make this important program successful – helping another person is the source of true happiness.

34th Annual World Peace Meditation

December 31st, 2019 at 6 am

The Bodhisattva Award Winner is PeaceWorks Kansas City.

The Rime Buddhist center will host the 34th Annual World Peace Meditation, an interfaith gathering on December 31, at 6:00 a.m. (*please arrive by 5:30 a.m.). The program will consist of religious observances from various cultures and faith traditions including Native American smudging, Tibetan Buddhist chanting and meditation, Christian prayer, devotional music, Sufi dancing, and the Muslim “call to prayer.”

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Open House Holiday Concert Fundraiser

December 8, 2019

The Rime Center will be having an open house and fundraiser to support its endeavor of building the first Tibetan Buddhist Temple here in Kansas City. Learn about the different programs that the Rime Center offers to the community.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, tamale sale, and more. The Rime Gift Shop will have 20% off all non-book items and will be open throughout the day.

The highlight of the event will be Barefoot Bran’s holiday concert. Bran is a folk singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist based in and around Kansas City. With a healthy dose of tree hugging and dreaming, Bran crafts his unique, down-to-earth folk songs that aim to tell stories that are inspiring, insightful, and ofttimes humorous.

Open House begins at 5 pm with music beginning at 6 pm.


The Rime Buddhist Center is proud to be a part of the global celebration of giving that is known as GivingTuesday. This year, December 3rd we invite you to make a commitment to a truly unique project. Building the first Tibetan Buddhist temple in Kansas City.

Our goal for GivingTuesday is raising $5,000 by the end of the day toward the down payment on the construction loan for the temple. Support us as we open the doors of loving-kindness and achieving peace through compassion.

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Rime Center Social Justice – Fall Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:45 PM

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. Continue reading