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Welcome To The Rime Center

The Rime Buddhist Center is a non-sectarian Tibetan Buddhist center located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. We are located in a beautiful 7,000 sq. foot, 100-year-old church, that can accommodate up to 250 people. On the second floor is a residential retreat center with twelve beds, divided into a men's and a women's dorm. The Rime Center also has a gift shop and bookstore that carries a variety of Dharma books and practice items.

Would You Like to Make a Bodhi Bag to Keep or Donate?

Afternoon Bodhi Bag Making Class

Saturday, September 27

Make a Bodhi Bag

If you can cut, iron and use a sewing machine, join Stephanie Shirazi and Gabi Otto on Saturday, September 27, to make your own Bodhi Bag. This is a beautiful item to give as a gift, donate to the Homeless Outreach program, or keep for yourself! All materials will be provided along with simple step-by-step instructions. This is a fun way to create a great bag and enjoy time with other Sangha members.


Rime Buddhist Center


Saturday, September 27
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Class: $15.00
Materials: $5.00

To Register

Use the Rime Buddhist Center class registration form (PDF): download here.

Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche Visit

Female Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism

Guru Rinpoche Empowerment / Tibetan Medicine & Healing Mantras

November 7 - 9, 2014

Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

There are many female Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in Tibetan Buddhism, all of whom have powers and levels of realization on a par with their male counterparts. Many of them have emanated from a single Buddha, while others combine within themselves the essence of many separate Buddhas. Each of them has a beautiful story to tell. On Friday, November 7, Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will relate some of these stories and teach you how to perform their practices and how to help others benefit from their compassion and wisdom.

It is considered highly auspicious to receive the Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment, known as the ‘Heart Essence of the Lotus Born.’ Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava ‘Lotus-Born’ also known as the Second Buddha, was a sage guru from Oddiyana, northwestern Classical India (in the modern-day Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD. In those lands, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche (lit. ‘Precious Guru’) or Lopon Rinpoche.

Traditionally, Tibetans take medicines that have been blessed by the recitation of numerous mantras during the process of the making of the medicine. Thus, when we take the medicine, we are taking in the blessing of the mantras. The doctor who makes the medicines recites many mantras during the process of making the medicine. Tibetan medicine helps many physical and mental ailments. In this teaching, Venerable Tulku Yeshi will give the oral transmission of many healing mantras that could be used for oneself, other people, pets, and all sentient beings.

Venerable Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche was born in Tibet and has been a devotee and practitioner of Mother Tara since he was a child. He is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche and was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama's Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism and came to Sakya Monastery in order to help write H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya’s and H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya’s biographies. Tulku Yeshi has written twelve books, eleven of which have been published on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture including A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa. He gives teachings on Tibetan philosophy, psychology, and practices. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he works on Dharma activities and has dedicated himself in service of Sakya Monastery and Phuntsok Phodrang.


Friday, November 7 Saturday, November 8 Sunday, November 9
7:30pm - 9:30pm Female Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism
10:00am - 12:00pm Guru Rinpoche Empowerment
10:30am Dharma Talk at Sunday Service
2:00pm - 4:00 pm Tibetan Medicine & Healing Mantra


Non-Residential Retreat: $120 in advance or $140 at the door

To Register

Use the Rime Buddhist Center class registration form (PDF): download here.


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