Tibetan Cooking Class – First Fridays at the Rime Center

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

The Drepung Gomang monastery will be leading a Tibetan cooking class on Friday August 2nd at 7:00 pm. They will be teaching participants how to cook Tibetan momos (steamed dumplings).
Instructor: Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery
Date: One Session beginning August 2, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Class fee: $30 (This includes the cost for materials)
Class size: limited to 25 people

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Setting Up a Buddhist Shrine – First Fridays at the Rime Center

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7 PM

Have you wondered about how to set up a shrine or what is the proper etiquette for the shrine room and visiting teachers. Lama Matthew Palden Gocha will provide guidance and give examples of shrines both for public and private spaces. The student will also be given rules of etiquette to follow while in the shrine room.

Open to the Public

Images of Enlightenment – First Fridays at the Rime Center

May 3, 2019 at 7 PM

Lama Matthew Palden Gocha and Ven. Geshe Thinley will explore the art and common symbolism of some of the most important images formally known as “Thangkas” and Mandalas in Buddhism. Explore the bold colors, strange creatures, and exquisitely beautiful images. The tradition of spiritual self-transformation embodied by these icons of Tibetan Buddhism will add to your understanding of the importance of these images of enlightenment.
Class fee: $30
Class size: limited to 25 people

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The Rime Center Needs Your Help!

On Sunday February 10th at the town hall meeting the Rime Board announced that the Rime Center’s coffers are low and that the sangha will have to leave its current location if things don’t improve.

Our current monthly cost for rent and overhead expenses are $5,500. Unfortunately through the Jindak Community, our monthly giving program, we receive regular contributions each month at around $3,000. This means that the Rime Center has been operating at a deficit, depleting our resources. If we are unable to reach our goal of raising $5,500 a month then the Rime Center will no longer be able to afford to stay at our current location.

We need your financial support, please consider becoming a Jindak Community member by making a monthly suggested contribution of $108. You can even contribute as little as $10 a month either through the link below or by filling out an ACH form at the center.

The timing is urgent as Lama Matt has given us until March 31st to reach our goal. If we are unable to do so then the Rime sangha will have to begin making plans to leave our current location and relocate.

Monthly Donations

Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice – Winter/Spring 2019

To Be an Inclusive Spiritual Community in Kansas City

The Rime Buddhist Center founder, Lama Chuck, challenged us as a sangha to be one of the most welcoming spiritual communities in Kansas City. You can see that manifested today in our Service Guild, with our greeters on Sunday mornings, the volunteers in the Gift Shop, and the meditation leaders on Wednesday evenings. It’s wonderful to see sangha members take the time to welcome people to the Rime Center. Continue reading

Holiday Hours

Do to the holidays the Rime Center will not be open on the following:

  • Dec 24 – Noon & Zen Meditations
  • Dec 25 – Noon Meditation and Green Tara
  • Dec 31 – Noon & Zen Meditations
  • Jan 1 – Noon Meditation and Green Tara

Also, the regular Wednesday Homeless Outreach will meet on Thursday Dec 27th at 6 pm.