Make a Donation to the Rime Center’s Temple Fund

Together we can continue the work of our founders, Lama Chuck and Mary. Building a community that values the Buddha’s teachings of love, compassion, and wisdom. This GivingTuesday please consider making a donation to the Rime Center’s Temple Fund.

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Rime Temple Update & Slide Show

Join us Sunday July 16th at 12pm for an update to the Rime Center’s Temple project. The presentation will discuss lessons learned and advice given by Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche. The presentation will be at the Rime Center at the Wayne Ave location. If you are unable to attend in person join us online using the same Zoom link for the Sunday Service.

New Proposed Meditation/Prayer Hall

The Rime Board have been working with local architect Joel Marquardt with ArchETexture Works, to construct a meditation/prayer hall for the Rime Buddhist Center. Thanks to Joel’s expert advice the Rime Board decided that the most cost effective way to build the meditation/prayer hall would be to add it on to the back of the 2939 Wayne Ave property.

Preliminary Concept Design – Click on the image to enlarge.

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Packing Up the Rime Center

The Rime Center will be open Saturdays beginning at 9 am to pack up items that will be moved to the Wayne Ave property or be put into storage. We are looking for volunteers to help. Due to Covid-19 we are asking volunteers to please wear a mask.

  • October 24, 2020 – 9am – 4pm
  • October 31, 2020 – 9am – 4pm
  • November 7, 2020 – 9am – 4pm

Rime Center’s New Location

Rime Center’s New 2939 Wayne Ave Location

Thanks to the hard work of the Rime Center’s Board, the Executive Director Gabi Otto signed a contract to purchase a house at 2939 Wayne Avenue. This will serve as the location for the Rime Buddhist Center at our new site on 30th and Highland. We are excited about this next step and want to thank our sangha members and supporters for helping to make this happen. Continue reading

Fundraising Goal was a Success

Thank You for Helping the Rime Center in Meeting its Goal of Raising Money for the New Temple.

Thanks to your generosity the Rime Center met its goal in raising $80,000 toward the down payment on the construction loan for the new temple. Your support allows us to open the doors of loving-kindness and achieving peace through compassion. We have raised $100,000 to date.

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.