Unless otherwise noted, all classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:45pm – 9:00pm, with an optional meditation from 7:00pm – 7:30pm.

Use the registration form to register for classes. If you have questions about a specific class, contact info@rimecenter.org.

These classes are available to EVERYONE. We have “Suggested Fees,” however pay whatever you can afford for the class. Everyone is welcome! It is our hope that some will pay more to cover those who can’t afford the usual fee. We simply want everyone to have access to these wonderful classes.

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October 2020

Emptiness Through the Eyes of the Middle Way School

October 29 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

There are four principal Buddhist philosophical schools that together create the four pillars of Buddhist doctrine. The various tenets of these four schools form the basis for understanding the entire scope of the Buddha’s teachings. Join Lama Matt as we explore the fourth of these philosophical schools, the Madhyamaka (Middle Way). Register Online Instructor: Lama Matthew Palden Gocha Dates:  Four sessions on Thursdays, beginning on October 29, 2020 Times: 7:45 – 9:00 pm Class Fee: $30 Text: Opening the Wisdom Door of the…

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November 2020

Liberation Through Anger – Part 2

November 18 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

For many Buddhists, anger is often thought of as a root cause for suffering and lasting, negative repercussions. In American culture at large, anger--particularly among people of color--is delegitimized and demonized, and can even be dangerous. Social activist and Kagyu Lama Rod Owens offers a different understanding. For Owens, the coauthor of Radical Dharma, anger is one of the most important aspects of his personal identity as a Buddhist, social activist, Black American, and gay man. When denied or repressed,…

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December 2020

Stages of the Path – Lamrim Part 5

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Stages of the path (Tibetan: Lamrim) is the step-by-step approach to the teachings originally set out by the great Atisha. In the text, Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, author Je Tsongkhapa, expanded on Atisha’s work, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand, scholars and…

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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

December 2 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

For the followers of the Buddha and his teachings, there is a need for great emphasis on the practice of meditation. One must see the straightforward logic that mind is the cause of confusion and that by transcending confusion one attains the enlightened state. This can only take place through the practice of meditation. The Buddha himself experienced this, by working on his own mind, and what he learned has been handed down to us. The four foundations of mindfulness…

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Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness

December 3 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Progressive stages of meditation on emptiness is a series of meditation practices on a particular aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. The idea is that by beginning with one’s first rather coarse common sense understanding, one progresses through increasingly subtle and more refined stages until one arrives at complete and perfect understanding. Register Online Instructor: Lama Matthew Palden Gocha Dates:  Four sessions on Thursdays, beginning on December 3, 2020 Times: 7:45 – 9:00 pm Class Fee: $30 Text: Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness –…

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