The Social Justice Committee will be having a Fall planning session on Tuesday, JUne 16th at 5:30 pm. This will be a Zoom event so please email Nicole if you would like to join. Please come with you ideas.
Join us June 19th at 7pm as we stand side by side brothers and sisters as we form a human prayer chain along Troost Avenue and stand in solidarity against injustice in our city. It’s time for the faith community in Kansas City to take a stand. Lets’s turn this place of pain into a place of prayer.
Join Lama Matt and the Rime Center Social Justice Committee June 9th from 7:45 – 9 pm. We will be holding space for the Sangha about supporting the Black community, challenging white supremacy, and learning to be antiracist.
On behalf of the Rime Buddhist Center, I and the Rime Board of Directors want to express our sadness for the murder of George Floyd and all Black people who have been killed and oppressed over the last 400 years. The death of George Floyd is unacceptable and he is another victim in a long list of violence towards the Black community at the hands of police that must stop. Continue reading
This challenge will be practice intensive for those who want to apply their understanding of Bodhicitta with daily practice. We welcome new students who are looking to learn about environmentalism and how to apply it to their Buddhist path, as well as experienced students who have insights to share. Read more…
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:45 PM
In Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Ross offers an inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people. The film presents Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son in an open-ended, poetic form that privileges the patiently observed interstices of their lives. The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime, all of which combine to communicate the region’s deep culture and glimpse the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination.
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
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:45 PM
Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century. Continue reading
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:45 PM
The Social Justice Committee will be having a Fall planning session on Tuesday, August 20 at 7:45. Please come with you ideas.