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

Under the Bodhi Tree: Buddha’s Original Vision of Dependent Co-arising

July 1 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Rime Buddhist Center, 2939 Wayne Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Under the Bodhi Tree takes us back to the principles at the heart of Buddha’s teachings—conditionality and dependent co-arising. Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu makes the case for dependent co-arising as a natural law, and builds a compelling presentation from there of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and practice. Basing himself squarely on the Buddha’s own words as preserved in the Pali Canon, he brings clarity and simplicity to what is typically a thorny philosophical knot. By returning dependent co-arising to its central place…

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Foundations of the Vajrayana Part 2 – The Path – Thursdays

July 2 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Rime Buddhist Center, 2939 Wayne Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 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, 2939 Wayne Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 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, 2939 Wayne Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109 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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September 2020

Stages of the Path – Lamrim Part 4

September 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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Emptiness Through the Eyes of the Hinayana

September 3 @ 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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Free Meditation Workshop

September 16 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Meditation has been proven to: lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and help you cope with anxiety. It has also been shown to be very effective with chronic pain, insomnia, and panic disorder. The wonderful thing about meditation is that it can be used anywhere, even on the way to work and has no dangerous side effects. In this one session class you will learn this simple technique that can change your life. This class is based upon the work of…

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Basics of Buddhism

September 23 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you always wanted to understand Buddhism? Buddhism is a 2,500 year old tradition that teaches us how to end pain and suffering in ourselves and others. This 8 week course will cover meditation instruction, life of the Buddha, basic Buddhist teachings, as well as practical application of these principles in daily life. Register Online Instructor: Sergio Moreno, Andrea Duloc and Nicole Esquibel Date: 8 sessions beginning on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Time: 7:45 – 9:00 pm Class Fee: $50…

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October 2020

Emptiness Through the Eyes of the Mind Only School

October 1 @ 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 @ 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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