Unless otherwise noted, all classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:45pm – 9:00pm, with an optional meditation from 7:00pm – 7:30pm. Currently all classes are online and use Zoom for the meetings.

Use the registration link in the class description 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. Choose “Pay at the Door” if you are unable to afford to class fee.

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October 2020

Emptiness Through the Eyes of the Middle Way School

October 29, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

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, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

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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Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness

December 3, 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

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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January 2021

108 Day Bodhisattva Challenge

January 1 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

This challenge will be practice intensive for those who want to apply their understanding of Bodhicitta with daily practice. We welcome new students who are looking to learn about the Bodhisattva Mind Training and how to apply it to their Buddhist path, as well as experienced students who have insights to share. The main topic for the challenge will be The Seven Points of Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje. The Seven Points of Mind Training belong to the category…

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Stages of the Path – Lamrim Part 6

January 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

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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February 2021

Trans Buddhist Voices

February 18 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

The Rime Center's Rainbow Body Meditation Group is proud to sponsor a six week discussion on Trans Buddhist Voices. The class will be discussing the book Transcending, which brings together more than thirty contributors from both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions to present a vision for a truly trans inclusive Buddhist sangha in the twenty-first century. Shining a light on a new generation of Buddhist role models, this book gives voice to those who have long been marginalized within the…

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June 2021

Trans Buddhist Voices

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

The Rime Center’s Rainbow Body Meditation Group is proud to sponsor a 4 week discussion on Trans Buddhist Voices. The class will be discussing the book Transcending, which brings together more than thirty contributors from both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions to present a vision for a truly trans inclusive Buddhist sangha in the twenty-first century. Shining a light on a new generation of Buddhist role models, this book gives voice to those who have long been marginalized within the…

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August 2021

Black and Buddhist: A Book Discussion

August 4 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

The Rime Center’s Social Justice Committee is proud to sponsor a 4 week discussion on Black and Buddhist. We will be discussing the book Black and Buddhist, which brings together a powerful collection of writings from African American teachers who are from all the major Buddhist traditions, as they tell their stories of how race and Buddhist practice have intersected in their lives. The resulting explorations display not only the promise of Buddhist teachings to empower those facing racial discrimination…

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September 2021

Working With Tantric Sadhanas & Q&A with Lama Matt – Online

September 15 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

Have you received empowerment from a teacher and asked to do a sadhana practice, but you are unsure what it all means? In this online pop-up course Lama Matt will introduce you to the practice of the three samadhis. This threefold contemplation makes up the core practice of mahayoga and tantra in general. They are the contemplation of the essential nature where one meditates on the intrinsic emptiness of all phenomena, contemplation of total manifestation where one meditates on equanimous…

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