Sutra Study Sunday – The Bodhisattvas’ Prātimokṣa: The Fourfold Accomplishment Part 2

Join us as we explore the rich repository of Buddhist Sutras, both Pali Canon and Tibetan Kangyur every first Sunday of the month after the Sunday Service. Sūtra (Pali. sutta) means ‘something that was heard from someone else’ and usually connotes ‘a discourse’. In the Accomplishment of the Sets of Four Qualities: The Bodhisattvas’ Prātimokṣa, Venerable Śāriputra requests the Buddha Śākyamuni to explain the conduct of bodhisattvas.

Facilitators: Lama Matthew Rice (Lobpön Palden Gocha) and Daniel Scharpenburg
Text: Bodhisattva­prātimokṣa­catuṣkanirhāra – The Accomplishment of the Sets of Four Qualities: The Bodhisattvas’ Prātimokṣa

Preparing for the Refuge Vows

This class is for anyone who is contemplating on taking the refuge vows. Taking the refuge vows is generally considered to be the doorway to the learning and incorporating the Buddhist tenets into one’s life. The aim of this class is to provide the student with the understanding the what, why and how before making the commitment to take the refuge vows. Refuge Vows will be given on September 1st during the Sunday Service.

This class will be in-person only. If you are interested in taking the Refuge vows, please fill out this form and click submit.

Sutra Study Sunday – Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic

Join us as we explore the rich repository of Buddhist Sutras, both Pali Canon and Tibetan Kangyur every first Sunday of the month after the Sunday Service. Sūtra (Pali. sutta) means ‘something that was heard from someone else’ and usually connotes ‘a discourse’. The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic was the first of the Buddha’s discourses during which his listeners became arahants.

Facilitators: Lama Matthew Rice (Lobpön Palden Gocha) and Daniel Scharpenburg
Text: Anatta-lakkhaṇa Sutta

Sutra Study Sunday – Gayāśīrṣa Hill

Join us as we explore the rich repository of Buddhist Sutras, both Pali Canon and Tibetan Kangyur every first Sunday of the month after the Sunday Service. Sūtra (Pali. sutta) means ‘something that was heard from someone else’ and usually connotes ‘a discourse’. Gayāśīrṣa Hill is a pithy Buddhist scripture that describes various aspects of the Mahāyāna Buddhist path.

Facilitators: Lama Matthew Rice (Lobpön Palden Gocha) and Daniel Scharpenburg
Text: Gayāśīrṣa

Sutra Study Sunday – An Analysis of the Path

Join us as we explore the rich repository of Buddhist Sutras, both Pali Canon and Tibetan Kangyur every first Sunday of the month after the Sunday Service. Sūtra (Pali. sutta) means ‘something that was heard from someone else’ and usually connotes ‘a discourse’. In the An Analysis of the Path Sutta, the Buddha Śākyamuni explains and defines the Eightfold Noble Path.

Facilitators: Lama Matthew Rice (Lobpön Palden Gocha) and Daniel Scharpenburg
Text: An Analysis of the Path Sutta: Magga-Vibhaṅga Sutta

Philosophical Views of Emptiness in Buddhism Part 1

Welcome to our event exploring the deep philosophical views of emptiness in Buddhism!

Join us at the Rime Buddhist Center for an enlightening discussion on this fascinating topic. Dive into Buddhist thought and gain a deeper understanding of the concept of emptiness. This class will explore Buddhist philosophical schools of early buddhism including the Vaibhashika and Sautrantika. Join us for a thought-provoking experience that will enrich your understanding of emptiness. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to delve into the profound wisdom of Buddhist philosophy!

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Facilitator: Lama Matthew Palden Gocha
Date: 3 sessions beginning on June 26, 2024
Time: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Class Fee: $30
Text: Making Sense of Mind Only: Why Yogacara Buddhism Matters by William S. Waldron – Get it on Amazon or at the Rime Center gift shop.

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.

In this workshop you will be introduced to the practice of meditation. Designed to teach you the methods and techniques to help you establish this simple practice. You will learn how to connect to a deeper presence within yourself.

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Instructor: Sergio Moreno and Lama Matthew Palden Gocha
Date: One Session beginning June 20th, 2024
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
In-Person Only
Class Fee: Free

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 the life of the Buddha, basic Buddhist teachings, as well as practical application of these principles in daily life. This event will be in-person with an online option available.

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Date: 8 sessions beginning on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Class Fee: $50

Note: In-person class size limited to 12 people.

The main book that will be used for the challenge will be Buddhism for Beginners by Ven. Thubten Chodron. This book takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life.

Wednesday Online Discussions beginning June 26th
Participants will meet either in-person or online Wednesdays at 7:45 pm to discuss the week’s topic. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion about the practice that will include actions that can be applied to daily life/practice.

Sutra Study Sunday – The Bodhisattvas’ Prātimokṣa: The Fourfold Accomplishment

Join us as we explore the rich repository of Buddhist Sutras, both Pali Canon and Tibetan Kangyur every first Sunday of the month after the Sunday Service. Sūtra (Pali. sutta) means ‘something that was heard from someone else’ and usually connotes ‘a discourse’. In the Accomplishment of the Sets of Four Qualities: The Bodhisattvas’ Prātimokṣa, Venerable Śāriputra requests the Buddha Śākyamuni to explain the conduct of bodhisattvas.

Facilitators: Lama Matthew Rice (Lobpön Palden Gocha) and Daniel Scharpenburg
Text: Bodhisattva­prātimokṣa­catuṣkanirhāra – The Accomplishment of the Sets of Four Qualities: The Bodhisattvas’ Prātimokṣa

Circle Experience – Bringing SAD onto the Path: Rescheduled

A story sharing experience where all are equal and have uninterrupted opportunities to speak from the heart, while others listen from the heart, as the talking piece moves around the circle. The theme will be about bringing SAD onto the path.

This event will be in-person at the Rime Buddhist Center.

 

Facilitator: Andrea Duloc & Julie Farr
Class Fee: Open to the public
Text: None required