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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September 2020

Stages of the Path – Lamrim Part 4

September 2, 2020 @ 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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Emptiness Through the Eyes of the Hinayana

September 3, 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 first two of these philosophical schools, the Vaibhashika & Sautrantika. Register Online Instructor: Lama Matthew Palden Gocha Dates:  Four sessions on Thursdays, beginning on September 3, 2020 Times: 7:45 – 9:00 pm Class Fee: $30 Text: Opening the Clear Vision of…

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October 2020

Emptiness Through the Eyes of the Mind Only School

October 1, 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 third of these philosophical schools, the Cittamatra (Mind Only). Register Online Instructor: Lama Matthew Palden Gocha Dates:  Four sessions on Thursdays, beginning on October 1, 2020 Times: 7:45 – 9:00 pm Class Fee: $ Text: Opening the Clear Vision of the…

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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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