Meditation Practices

The Rime Center has reopened for most of our programs, and we are still offering our meditation session online. We ask that you register for the meditation session. You only have to register once. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We ask that those who are sick or have been around people ill with COVID for the last 10 days to stay home for now and continue to join us though Zoom.

Sunday Service – In Person at St Mark’s and Online

We offer a service/practice every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday service/practice consists of various chants along with short periods of meditation, music consisting of singing the Tara and Chenrezig mantras, a guided meditation, and concludes with a short Dharma talk. Guests and visitors are always welcome and the service/practice is published in a program and is very easy to follow along. The published program even includes an annotated guide along the right hand margins of each page.

PDF of the Sunday Service Programs
Sunday Service – Regular
Sunday Service – Buddha Focused

Sunday Service meets at St Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church
Address: 3800 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64109

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Kum Nye Yoga Every Sunday – In Person and Online

Every Sunday morning from 9:00 – 10 am we offer Kum Nye yoga. The drop in group practice will meet in our beautiful shrine room.

The exercises of Kum Nye can be practiced safely by anyone, young or old. Anyone who is interested in deepening their relation with their own body, in living a more balanced, joyful lifestyle, exploring meditation, easing emotionality and stress in daily life, and/or understanding the body, mind and experience better are all possible candidates for Kum Nye study. As a guide to the pleasure of a healthy and balanced life, rich in beauty and enjoyment, leading to harmony for all beings, the practice of Kum Nye is open to all backgrounds and interests, and will assist in developing and continuing the experience of inner relaxation.

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Zen Meditation Every Monday – In Person and Online

Every Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 pm we are offering the zen meditation in person and online.

PDF of Monday Zen Meditation Prayers

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Meditation Practice Every Wednesday – In Person and Online

Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 7:30 pm. We are asking Rime Sangha members who wish to attend in person to register online to reserve a spot to attend. The registration is limited to 6 spots.

Register to Attend

PDF of Meditation Prayers

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Half-Day Meditation Retreat Every First Saturday of Each Month

Our monthly half-day retreat is offered on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – noon. The focus will be upon shamatha or zen meditation.  Beginners are encouraged to attend, but must first have received meditation instruction. We will be observing noble silence throughout the retreat. Tea and bottled water will be provided.