Full Day Meditation Retreat – Four Immeasurables

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.
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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. 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.
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Rime Center Booth at Kansas City PrideFest 2019

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

Member Profile Summer 2019

Jamaine Abidogun

  1. Hometown: Kansas City, MO
  2. Your role at the Rime Buddhist Center? Member, homeless outreach volunteer
  3. Day Job: Professor Emeritus,Tax examiner
  4. Description of your hobbies: Travel, foreign films
  5. What led you to the Dharma? The outcome of eclectic study on meditation practices
  6. Tell us something that most people don’t know about you. My first name means James after my father.
  7. What Buddhist Book would you recommend and why? How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald

Summer Series Book Club – Dakini Power

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

Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice – Summer 2019

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

Lay Pratimoksha Vows & Sangha Pot Luck

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