The Rime Center has reopened for all of our programs. Thanks to the generosity of St Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church, They have offered to host the Rime Center for our Sunday Services until we can get our meditation hall built. The Rime Center will continue hosting our Sunday Service online, using Zoom. Evening meditations will have in-person gatherings at the Rime Center’s location on Wayne Ave, but will continue to have Zoom offerings for our classes and programs.
You can find the details for joining the Zoom meetings and the PDF’s of our chants and services from this link, https://www.rimecenter.org/zoom-information-and-links/.
As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we will remain focused on keeping our Sangha members safe, healthy, and informed. As such we will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our plans as needed. See our plans below.
Limited Evening Meditation Services
The Rime Buddhist Center will begin opening slowly by offering in-person attendance for the evening programs to Sangha members who are fully vaccinated. We will also have no Dharma School until further notice and the tea station will be unavailable. The homeless outreach will still be postponed.
We will still be offering the Sunday Service and other weekly meditation practices along with Kun Nye, monthly half-day meditation, and our classes through Zoom.
Registering to Attend the Rime Center Wednesday Evening Meditation
We are asking Rime Sangha members to register online to reserve a spot to attend the Wednesday evening meditation. The registration is limited to 6 spots. We also ask that if you attend once to allow others to attend future dates before registering again.
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.
By registering you also are agreeing to hold the Rime Center harmless if you do contract COVID-19 and believe that it was contracted from attending a Rime event.
We ask that Sangha members who are fully vaccinated attend the in-person gatherings at the Rime Center. We will still keep our programs online using Zoom for those who want to join us from the comfort of their home.
Sangha members will still need to wear a mask at all times in the Rime Center. We want to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Don’t have a mask? No problem! Thanks to several generous and talented sowers we have extra masks for you.
Please remember to stay a safe distance from other people. Let’s all be as safe as possible.
The gift shop will have a maximum of 2 people allowed in at a time. People are asked to use hand sanitizer before entering. We will keep the gift shop open longer to ensure people have an opportunity to shop.