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Rime Buddhist is Kansas City’s Center of Compassion

Rime Buddhist Center offers a meditative retreat and refuge for inner peace

Located just off I-35 a block from the West Pennway exit, The Rime Buddhist Center & Tibetan Institute of Studies (700 W. Pennway) is a non-profit religious and educational organization. Founded by Lama Chuck and Chaplain Mary Stanford in 1993, The Rime Center reaches a community interested in the study and practice of Buddhism.

Chuck Stanford, Lama Changchup Kunchok Dorje is ordained within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. His 20-year course of study has included multiple trips to Dharamsala, India where he received teachings from H.H. Dalai Lama and to Golok, Tibet, where he received teachings from one of his root teachers.

The Center dedicates its teachings to the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. It serves as a refuge for the nurturing of inner peace, kindness, community understanding and world peace. Monks, lamas and other Tibetan teachers conduct programs of Buddhist studies and Tibetan culture.

The center offers introductory classes to members on topics such as meditation, the Three Yanas and Tibetan Buddhism, the organizational structure of the Rime Center and explanation of the Sunday service. Other classes include the history of Buddhism through Tibet and Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. Other gatherings include Green Tara Sadhana Practice, where participants can learn about deity Green Tara, the feminine embodiment of enlightenment.

Visit rimecenter.org for a calendar listing of events, retreats and workshops.