Karma Lekshe Tsomo’s teachings have been postponed. The teachings will be rescheduled once it is safe for her to travel. The Rime Center needs your help to make sure that Karma Lekshe Tsomo’s teachings are open to everyone. There are real costs to hosting this event. Our goal is to raise $2000. This covers travel, food, and a stipend for her.
The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate the Festival of Miracles and will be open during the day for you to come in and meditate at your own pace. Read more…
March 7, 2020
Join us for the full day Green Tara meditation retreat. There will be teachings on Green Tara along with discussion on Yidam sadhana practice. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners wanting to deepen their experience of the Green Tara sadhana. Read more…
Please join us Monday, February 24th at 6 pm as we celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year. This new year is designated as the year of the Iron Mouse. The Rime’s Losar celebration will include a potluck, Tibetan food, Tibetan Mo divination, linked verse, tsa tsa, prayer flag making, and other family activities. Read more…
December 31st, 2019 at 6 am
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.”
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.
September 21 – 22, 2019
Join us as we welcome Younge Khachab Rinpoche back to Kansas City. Rinpoche will be teaching the basis for understanding the Vajrayana path and be giving an introduction into the practice of Tsa Lung, or the yogic practice of working with the channels and winds. Rinpoche will introduce the three continuums, upon which we can understand the practice of tantra, and teach various methods for purifying our own body, speech and mind to actualize our innate buddhanature in this very lifetime.
This event is open to everyone, but please consider being a sponsor for this retreat for as little at $150. Your sponsorship will ensure everyone can attend these wonderful teachings.
November 19, 2019
Lha Bab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth Tibetan month. Buddha’s mother Mayadevi was reborn in Indra’s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her, and also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teachings in the realm of the gods. When he was about to return to this world, Indra and Brahma manifested three stairs of 80,000 yojanas each reaching this world in Sankisa. As the Buddha walked down the central one, they accompanied him to his left and right carrying umbrellas to honor him. He descended to earth in Sankisa, which is located in modern Uttar Pradesh, and which is counted among the eight holy places. Continue reading
October 6, 2019
On Sunday October 6th during the Sunday Service the Rime Center will hold a baby and child blessing ceremony officiated by Lama Matthew. Part of the ceremony includes the parents, the sangha and the children all reading parts of a text.
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. However, there is a $30 suggested donation.