Kansas City COVID-19 Community Resources


In light of major closings and cancellations due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Kansas City community members have begun coordinating efforts to address the needs of our neighbors. The good folks at The Beacon have created a page will be updated frequently that lists resources available. Check it out here.

COVID-19 Communication – Updated March 22, 2020

The Rime Center’s Update about the Coronavirus

Due to the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency and imminent rapid progression of the pandemic in our area, the regional partners: Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas announced details of orders for residents to stay home except for essential needs. Watch the press conference announcement on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/jocogov/videos/2810638712364189/

All jurisdictions will issue orders that will stay in effect for 30 days from the effective date, March 24, with consideration after 30 days of whether to prolong these orders beyond that date, based on public health and critical care information available at that time.

Examples of essential businesses and services that will remain open during this time:

  • Government services
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Child care
  • Health care
  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Delivery/carry-out/drive-through services from restaurants
The Rime Center Board out of a concern for our Sangha’s health and well-being have decided postpone all in person gatherings and instead move many of our programs online using Zoom.

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The Rime Center’s Statement about the Coronavirus

The health and safety of our community is the Rime Center’s highest priority. COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to spread throughout the country and it is important for us to share how we can impede its impact. We are closely monitoring guidance from the Jackson County, MO and Johnson County, KS Dept of Health and local health officials. We will continue to rely on their recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions. The risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low for those who have not been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the virus. Continue reading

Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death with Karma Lekshe Tsomo – Postponed

Karma Lekshe Tsomo’s teachings have been postponed. The teachings will be rescheduled once it is safe for her to travel. The Rime Center needs your help to make sure that Karma Lekshe Tsomo’s teachings are open to everyone. There are real costs to hosting this event. Our goal is to raise $2000. This covers travel, food, and a stipend for her.

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