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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July 2020

Foundations of the Vajrayana Part 2 – The Path – Thursdays

July 2 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Rime Buddhist Center, 700 West Pennway
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Have you received empowerment from a teacher and asked to do a tantric practice, but you are unsure what it all means? This 4 part course will introduce you to the path of the Vajrayana and the creation and completion practices. Through the practices of visualization, mantra recitation and meditation, ordinary perception is transformed into a ‘sacred outlook,’ where everything is seen and experienced purely in its true nature. Register Online Instructor: Lama Matthew Palden Gocha Dates:  Five sessions on…

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August 2020

Stages of the Path – Lamrim Part 3

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rime Buddhist Center, 700 West Pennway
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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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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Liberation Through Anger

August 5 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Rime Buddhist Center, 700 West Pennway
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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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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