New Member Profile – Jean Davis

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Role at Time: Member, Volunteer

Day job: Retired and loving it

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, making limoncello

What led you to the Dharma: Initially, curiosity mostly, then interest, a connection and eventually a way of life.

Something most people don’t know about you: I have a keen interest and knowledge of the Chinese Horoscope and Palmistry…use to do readings.

Buddhist book you would recommend. “Dalai Lama, My Son: A Mother’s Autobiography”. Great read to see what life was like in Tibet before and after the birth of the Dalai Lama from the perspective of his mother.

Full Day Meditation Retreat – Four Immeasurables

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November 16, 2019

The Four Immeasurables are the sublime expressions of love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. The Buddha said that it is wholesome to channel your awareness in one of these four ways. No matter what your mind state, you can always turn to one of these four.

During this retreat, Lama Matthew Palden Gocha will give teachings on the Four Immeasurables along with guided meditations, and time for discussion. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners wanting to deepen their experience of the Four Immeasurables.

This retreat is open to all. However, there is a $30 suggested donation.

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Meditations: Oh The Stories We Tell Ourselves

I recently read an op-ed by Todd May in the New York Times, published January 16, 2017, entitled the Stories We Tell Ourselves. He starts off with a story,

“I was driving home from work and a car cut me off. The guy was driving really slowly, and I wound up following him for half a mile.

As it stands, it’s not a very interesting story. But suppose we add another line: Continue reading

Fall 2019 Class Schedule

Welcome to The Rime Buddhist Center’s fall curriculum. This semester Geshe Tsewang Thinley will continue to lead classes on Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra. We will be offering Meditation Workshop as well as our redesigned Basics of Buddhism class. We are very excited to offer several of our classes like Wisdom Rising and Preparing for the Refuge Vows both occurring on Wednesday and Thursday night session. Look for details below on these opportunities to deepen your practice with the support of fellow practitioners. Continue reading

Guided Mindfulness Meditation with Lama Aria Drolma

October 25 – 27, 2019

October 25-27, 2019, Lama Aria Drolma will introduce “Calm- Abiding” meditation (called “Shamatha” in Sanskrit and “Shinay” in Tibetan) with techniques to help you directly experience deep peace, harmony and a genuine sense of wellbeing. She will present detailed instruction guiding you through various stages of practice that are suitable to both new and experienced meditators. Calm-abiding meditation is essentially the foundation for all other meditation practices. The methods are simple but the benefits are extremely profound.

 

This event is open to everyone, but please consider being a sponsor for this retreat for as little at $150. Your sponsorship will ensure everyone can attend these wonderful teachings.

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Full Day Meditation Retreat – Four Immeasurables

November 16, 2019

The Four Immeasurables are the sublime expressions of love, compassion, equanimity, and joy. The Buddha said that it is wholesome to channel your awareness in one of these four ways. No matter what your mind state, you can always turn to one of these four.

During this retreat, Lama Matthew Palden Gocha will give teachings on the Four Immeasurables along with guided meditations, and time for discussion. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners wanting to deepen their experience of the Four Immeasurables.

This retreat is open to all.
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Free Meditation Workshop

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 Jon Kabat-Zin of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Continue reading

Basics of Buddhism

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.
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