Founders Day

Lama Chuck and Mary

Lama Chuck and Mary, July 25, 2015.

Founders Day has been established as a way to honor the legacy of our founders, Lama Chuck and Mary Stanford. When they founded the Rime Center in 1993 they envisioned the Rime Buddhist Center as a refuge for the nurturing of inner peace, kindness, community understanding and world peace. They wanted to provide qualified programs of Buddhist studies and Tibetan culture that would be taught by monks, lamas and other Tibetan Buddhist teachers, and to promote a harmonious relationship of understanding between both Tibetans and Westerners.


Founders Day has been set to occur on the Saturday closest to June 8th, Lama Chuck’s birthday. As a celebration of homecoming we use this time to welcome back former sangha members and celebrate the organization’s existence with pujas, meditation practices, and family activities. The events for this year will be on June 5, 2021 and will include: