Join local community and national leaders on Thursday, November 17th at 1 PM CST in the fight to hold Roger Golubski and the KCKPD accountable for their crimes against the residents of Kansas City, Kansas. If you are unable to attend the rally, tune in to the livestream at YouTube.com/@teamroc. Read more.
On October 21,2022, the offices and community center of the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City and Kansas City Raindrop Foundation, was the target of vandalism. Three teenage vandals broke in through a window and ransacked the building leaving a swastika, the anarchy symbol and obscene phrases scrawled across walls. On Nov 10, 2022 Lama Matt and other community leaders came together to stand in solidarity with the Dialogue Institute and Raindrop against this act of hate. Lama Matt read the following statement at the event.
The Buddha taught about our interconnectedness to all sentient beings around us. In the Buddhist scripture, The Flower Garland Sutra, the Buddha uses the metaphor of Indra’s net. Continue reading
October 11, 2021 @ 7:45 pm
The Rime Center’s Social Justice Committee is proud to sponsor a 5 week online book discussion on Radical Dharma. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, ignites a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular. Read more…
August 4, 2021 @ 7:45 pm
The Rime Center’s Social Justice Committee is proud to sponsor a 4 week discussion on Black and Buddhist. We will be discussing the book Black and Buddhist, which brings together a powerful collection of writings from African American teachers who are from all the major Buddhist traditions, as they tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. Read more…
Juneteenth is the oldest nationwide remembrance of the ending of slavery in the United States. Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with the news that the war had ended and emancipation was granted to the enslaved on June 19, 1865, almost two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.
There are many celebrations and events planned for Juneteenth in Kansas City and plenty of ways to participate. Please visit www.juneteenth-kc.com for a listing of celebratory and community service activities. In addition, additional information on the African American history in Kansas City and the nation can be found here – https://www.juneteenth-kc.com/history. In Buddhism, we believe in carrying the Bodhisattva spirit in our hearts and engaging in altruistic actions to benefit all sentient. The Rime Center and the Social Justice Committee encourages the sangha to reflect on the significance of this day.
His Holiness Dalai Lama’s Daily Prayer – “May the frightened cease to be afraid, and those bound be freed; May the powerless find power, and may people think of benefiting each other”
March 22, 2021 @ 6pm
The Rime Center’s Social Justice Committee will be having a planning session on Monday, March 22nd at 6pm. This will be a Zoom event so please email Nicole if you would like to join. Please come with you ideas.
The Rime Center’s Social Justice Committee will be having a planning session on Monday, January 25th at 6pm. This will be a Zoom event so please email Nicole if you would like to join. Please come with you ideas.
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.