Lay Pratimoksha Vows & Sangha Pot Luck

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM

The pratimoksha vows or vows of ‘individual liberation’ mainly emphasize disciplining one’s physical behavior and not harming others. Pratimoksha discipline is called the foundation of Buddhism because for ordinary people physical discipline is the beginning of spiritual training and the basis of spiritual progress. Continue reading

Chökhor Düchen, the ‘Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma’

August 4, 2019

Chökhor Düchen, the ‘Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma’. It occurs on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, by teaching the ‘Four Noble Truths’.

The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma and will be open after the Sunday Service for you to come in and meditate at your own pace and time limit. The Special Puja will be occur during the Sunday Service.

White Tara Puja for HH Dalai Lama’s 84th Birthday

July 6, 2019

Come join us as we celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 84th birthday Saturday July 6th at 6:00 pm. Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley will be performing a special Tsok Offering and White Tara Puja.

White Tara, the female Buddha of longevity. Tara is a completely enlightened buddha and as a young bodhisattva she promised always to appear in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings and especially to protect from the eight fears. In this white form she appears specifically for the purpose of bestowing longevity. Continue reading

Saga Dawa Düchen

June 17, 2019

Saga Dawa Duchen is one of the most important sacred Buddhist days. The full moon day of fourth Tibetan month is commemorates Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (passing away). All the merits of virtues actions done on this day are multiplies on hundred million times.

The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate Saga Dawa Duchen beginning at 7:00 pm and will be led by Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley.

Teachings on the Twenty-One Taras with Lama Lena

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July 19 – 21, 2019

We are delighted to welcome back Lama Lena to the Rime Center, July 19 through 21st. Lama Lena will be giving teachings on the Twenty-one Taras and leading us through guided practices. Tara embodies many of the qualities of feminine principle which gives birth to warmth, compassion and relief from suffering.

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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Kum Nye – Healing Inner Space with Santosh Philip

January 18 – 20, 2019

We are delighted to welcome Santosh Philip back to Kansas City and the Rime Center, January 18th through 20th. Santosh will be leading us in a system of Tibetan yoga practices called Kum Nye. “Kum Nye exercises teach us how to smooth the jagged energies of body and mind. Using massage, postures, and movement, we can awaken blissful feelings within body and senses that can open our energy centers (chakras) and relieve the pressure of conflicting meanings and interpretations.” Tarthang Tulku, Joy of Being.

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Tibetan Uprising Day

March 10, 2018

The Rime Buddhist Center will gather at the JC Nichols Fountain on the Plaza to observe Tibetan Uprising Day on Sunday, March 10 at 12:30 pm. The Tibetan Uprising Day is marked every year in memory of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the ruling of China in Tibet. The armed rebellion resulted in a violent crackdown on Tibetan independence movements and consequently led to the Dalai Lama’s flee into exile. Continue reading

Tibetan New Year Celebration

Please join us Tuesday, February 5th at 5 pm as we celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year. This new year is designated as the year of the Earth Pig.

Losar traces its origins to the pre-Buddhist period in Tibet when, every winter, Tibetans held a spiritual ceremony, offering large amounts of incense to please local spirits, deities, and protectors. Around the period when the measurement of time based on phases of the moon was introduced, this ceremony evolved into an annual Buddhist festival, which may have been the first celebration of what has become the traditional farmers’ festivals. Later, after the rudiments of the science of astrology were introduced in Tibet, the farmers’ festival became known as Losar. Continue reading

Chotrul Düchen, the ‘Festival of Miracles’

February 19, 2019

Chotrul Düchen occurs on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Tibetan calendar during the full moon, which is called Bumgyur Dawa. The first fifteen days of the year celebrate the fifteen days during which the Buddha displayed miracles for his disciples in order to increase their devotion.

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. The puja will begin at 7:00 pm and will be led by Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley. Open meditation begins at 8:00 am.