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

Use the registration link in the class description to register and pay 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 2021

Radical Dharma: An Online Book Discussion

October 11, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

The Rime Center’s Social Justice Committee is proud to sponsor a 5 week online book discussion on Radical Dharma. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, ignites a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. Register in advance to get the…

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November 2021

The Way of Tenderness – Online Book Discussion

November 3, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

The Rime Center's Rainbow Body Meditation Group is proud to sponsor a four week discussion on The Way of Tenderness. In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of emptiness and appearance to bear on race, sexuality, and gender, using wisdom forged through personal experience and practice to rethink problems of identity and privilege. Register Online Manuel brings her own experiences as a lesbian black woman into conversation with Buddhism to square our ultimately empty…

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Four Thoughts for Turning the Mind Toward the Dharma – Online

November 3, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

This class focuses on the four thoughts that turn the mind toward the Dharma. These are the four contemplations are namely: 1) the difficulty of finding the freedoms and advantages, and 2) the impermanence of life, which turn the mind away from the concerns of this life; and the reflections on 3) the defects of samsara, and on 4) action (karma: cause and effect), which turn the mind away from our attitudes and conduct with respect to future lives.   Register…

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December 2021

Skillful Means in Daily Life – Online

December 1, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

We will learn to use skillful means in our daily life with energy and enthusiasm. Each week, there will be an exercise from the book to practice throughout the week. Weekly topics will come from Chapters we have not yet delved into in any previous Skillful Means Class and is perfect for those who have studied the book before or those who are brand new to this material. The text by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, founder of the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation…

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The Four Immeasurables – Online

December 1, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

The Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity – is a rich suite of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationships to others. This class presents a unique interweaving of teachings on the Four Immeasurables with instruction on meditative quiescence, or shamatha practice, to empower the mind. This class will include both guided meditations and discussion on the implications of these teachings for our life. Register Online…

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Buddhist Art – Online

December 29, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

In this online pop-up course Lama Matt will explore the art and common symbolism of some of the most important images formally known as “Thangkas” and Mandalas in Buddhism. Explore the bold colors, strange creatures, and exquisitely beautiful images. The tradition of spiritual self-transformation embodied by these icons of Tibetan Buddhism will add to your understanding of the importance of these images of enlightenment. Register Online Instructor: Lama Matthew Palden Gocha Dates:  One sessions on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Times: 7:45 –…

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January 2022

108 Day Bodhisattva Challenge

January 5 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

This challenge will be practice intensive for those who want to apply their understanding of Bodhichitta 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 book that will be used for the challenge will be A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives by Thupten Jinpa…

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Āyur-What?: An Intro to Ayurveda to Support Your Health and Spiritual Awakening

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online

From Oprah to Deepak Chopra, it seems like EVERYONE is talking about Ayurveda, but most people don’t know what it really is or how to use it effectively. Join Āyurvedic Practitioner and Siddha Labs CEO Amaya Shiva for this illuminating intro to what Āyurveda is and how you can apply it to daily life to support your health and the 4 aims of human life as according to Yogic principles. Ayurveda translates to “science of life” and gives profound insights…

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March 2022

Rime Membership Class – Online

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online

Interested in becoming an official member of the Rime Center? Beginning Thursday March 10 join us at 6 pm for two one hour sessions covering the following topics: 1. Introductions, and overview of Tibetan Buddhism; 2. What does it mean to be Rime; 3. The organizational structure of the Rime Center and explanation of the center’s outreach programs; 4. Program Events and service opportunities. Upon completion of the classes, students are inducted as new members of the Rime Center sangha…

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Preparing for the Refuge Vows

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

This online class is for anyone who is contemplating on taking the refuge vows. Taking the refuge vows is generally considered to be the doorway to the learning and incorporating the Buddhist tenets into one’s life. The aim of this class is to provide the student with the understanding the what, why and how before making the commitment to take the refuge vows. If you are interested in taking the Refuge vows, please fill out this form and click submit.…

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