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Bodhisattva Challenge Intensive

108 Day Bodhisattva Challenge

Beginning January 1, 2023

This challenge will be practice intensive for those who want to apply their understanding of Bodhicitta with daily practice. We welcome new students who are looking to learn about the Bodhisattva Mind Training and how to apply it to their Buddhist path, as well as experienced students who have insights to share. This event will be in-person with an online option available. Read more…

I am one of the teachers in this class that is taking place with the Rime Center Buddhist Community. This intensive is both in person and online.

This challenge will be practice intensive for those who want to apply their understanding of Bodhicitta with daily practice. We welcome new students who are looking to learn about the Bodhisattva Mind Training and how to apply it to their Buddhist path, as well as experienced students who have insights to share. This event will be in-person with an online option available.

The main book that will be used for the challenge will be The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk’s Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge by Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche. The Power of Mind guides the reader through transformative practices one by one—from recognizing the value of our human life to overcoming the sources of suffering, together with meditation advice for incorporating these insights into our daily lives.

“Peace and happiness can be attained, but not by searching for something in the outside world. They start within us then extend out to the entire globe.” – Khentrul Rinpoche

Kick off party for the 108 Day Bodhisattva Challenge is Sunday January 1, 2023 at 10:30am and will held be during the Sunday Service.

Sunday Dharma Talks beginning January 1st

Each week kicks off a new topic with a Sunday Dharma talk given by Lama Matt and the other Dharma Facilitators. Dharma Talks will be uploaded to the Rime Center’s Podcast each Monday. Participants are then encouraged to read the topic from the book.

Wednesday Online Discussions beginning January 4th

Participants will meet either in-person or online Wednesdays at 7:30 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.

Drop In Meditation Group – 4th Wednesdays

I am at the Rime Center the 4th Wednesday of every month leading a drop in meditation group. This is both in person and online. You don’t have to have any experience to attend and this doesn’t cost anything.

Meditation Practice Every 4th Wednesday – In Person and Online

Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 7:30 pm.

Register to Attend

PDF of Meditation Prayers

Join us online by registering in advance for the Zoom meeting

Dhammapada Class

Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha

November 2 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

This classic text of teaching verses from the earliest period of Buddhism in India conveys the philosophical and practical foundations of the Buddhist tradition. The text presents two distinct goals for leading a spiritual life: the first is attaining happiness in this life (or in future lives); the second goal is the achievement of spiritual liberation, freedom, absolute peace. Many of the key themes of the verses are presented in dichotomies or pairs, for example, grief and suffering versus joy; developing the mind instead of being negligent about one’s mental attitude and conduct; virtuous action versus misconduct; and being truthful versus being deceitful. The purpose of these contrasts is, very simply, to describe the difference between what leads to desirable outcomes and what does not.

We’re going to do explore the passages in this foundational Buddhist text together.

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Facilitator: Daniel Scharpenburg
Date: 4 sessions beginning on November 2, 2022
Time: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Class Fee: $30
Text: The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations – Get it on Amazon or at the Rime Center gift shop.

These classes are available to EVERYONE. We have “Suggested Fees,” however pay whatever you can afford for the class. Everyone is welcome! It is our hope that some will pay more to cover those who can’t afford the usual fee. We simply want everyone to have access to these wonderful classes.

Use coupon R1M3CL@55 if you are unable to afford to class fee.