Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death with Karma Lekshe Tsomo – Postponed

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.

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34th Annual World Peace Meditation

December 31st, 2019 at 6 am

The Bodhisattva Award Winner is PeaceWorks Kansas City.

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.”

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Open House Holiday Concert Fundraiser

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.

Purifying the Body, Speech and Mind with Younge Khachab Rinpoche

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.

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Lha Bab Düchen, the ‘Festival of the Descent from Heaven’

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

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. However, there is a $30 suggested donation.

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