Member Profile Summer 2019

Jamaine Abidogun

  1. Hometown: Kansas City, MO
  2. Your role at the Rime Buddhist Center? Member, homeless outreach volunteer
  3. Day Job: Professor Emeritus,Tax examiner
  4. Description of your hobbies: Travel, foreign films
  5. What led you to the Dharma? The outcome of eclectic study on meditation practices
  6. Tell us something that most people don’t know about you. My first name means James after my father.
  7. What Buddhist Book would you recommend and why? How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald

Summer Series Book Club – Dakini Power

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Rime Center will holding a book club on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. and is open to anyone who would like to participate. The book to study is: “Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.” Copies of this text will be available in Rime Gift Shop. Continue reading

Meditations by Lama Matthew Rice – Summer 2019

Encouragement to Adopt a Nonsectarian Outlook

“Buddha, the greatest of spiritual friends, gave the most appropriate instructions to each and every being throughout space. His collected discourse is, as you might image, as deep as the ocean – very difficult to fathom.” – Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol

As many of you know, the Rime Center is a non-sectarian Dharma Center; established that way by our founders Lama Chuck and Mary Stanford. Their vision for the Rime Center was of a place where people could come together to learn about Buddhism and find a refuge for the nurturing of inner peace, kindness, community understanding and world peace. Continue reading

Lay Pratimoksha Vows & Sangha Pot Luck

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM

The pratimoksha vows or vows of ‘individual liberation’ mainly emphasize disciplining one’s physical behavior and not harming others. Pratimoksha discipline is called the foundation of Buddhism because for ordinary people physical discipline is the beginning of spiritual training and the basis of spiritual progress. Continue reading

Chökhor Düchen, the ‘Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma’

August 4, 2019

Chökhor Düchen, the ‘Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma’. It occurs on the fourth day of the sixth Tibetan lunar month. For seven weeks after his enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, by teaching the ‘Four Noble Truths’.

The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma and will be open after the Sunday Service for you to come in and meditate at your own pace and time limit. The Special Puja will be occur during the Sunday Service.

White Tara Puja for HH Dalai Lama’s 84th Birthday

July 6, 2019

Come join us as we celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 84th birthday Saturday July 6th at 6:00 pm. Ven. Geshe Tsewang Thinley will be performing a special Tsok Offering and White Tara Puja.

White Tara, the female Buddha of longevity. Tara is a completely enlightened buddha and as a young bodhisattva she promised always to appear in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings and especially to protect from the eight fears. In this white form she appears specifically for the purpose of bestowing longevity. Continue reading

Saga Dawa Düchen

June 17, 2019

Saga Dawa Duchen is one of the most important sacred Buddhist days. The full moon day of fourth Tibetan month is commemorates Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (passing away). All the merits of virtues actions done on this day are multiplies on hundred million times.

The Rime Center will be hosting a special puja to commemorate Saga Dawa Duchen beginning at 7:00 pm and will be led by Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley.