Kansas City Buddhist Center


As Buddhists in the Heartland of America we continually seek our collective awakening by practicing the teachings of Buddha-Dharma both on and off "the cushion".  Kansas City Buddhist Center is a place for open exploration of Buddhist teaching and learning.  

Rev. Ronn Pawo McLane has curated a collection of courses and practice classes that actively support that path of exploration.  

We study and practice "Buddhayana".

Buddhayana is a term for an authentic, progressive, tolerant, and inclusive Buddhism. Buddhayana calls upon the wisdom from all the traditions in a syncretic way, but without sacrificing the authenticity of the Dharma. It provides us the means by which we may adapt these ancient concepts into our modern world in the most practical sense.

Buddhist Meditation Practice Class  - Cultivating a Personal Meditation Practice.  Meditation is the cultivation of an attentive and kindly mind. It goes without saying that Buddhist tradition is not the only place where we find this expressed. It can be found throughout humanity both implicitly and explicitly in myriad beautiful forms of practice that stretch back for many millennia. Nevertheless, the Buddhist tradition shows us how we can effectively engage with and transform our mind in a distinctive way, by looking at how we interpret ourselves and the world we experience. A serene, warm and engaging aspect of mind can be recognized and nurtured through meditation, but our interpretations and feelings can confuse, undermine and potentially reverse this process. Clarifying our understanding about the method - what makes our effort effective and what undermines it - can give us the confidence and inspiration to keep it up.

This course will include meditation with periods of reflection and discussion about what we are doing in meditation. We will look at meditation as one part of a holistic approach to being in the world in a more engaged, effective and happy way.

Foundations of Buddhism Class - Explore the foundational teachings of Buddhism and find practical ways to incorporate these timeless teachings into everyday life.  This is an essential class for beginners as well as more advanced students to deepen your practice and gain the support and encouragement of others on the path.  We will focus on the core teachings of Buddha Dharma:  The Triple Gem, Four Noble Truths, Eight Fold Path and Six Perfections to name just a few.

Seeking Refuge - This class serves as a precursor to participation in a sangha refuge ceremony that occur on scheduled dates throughout the year.  Taking refuge is a traditional and powerful practice that implies finding a reliable spiritual sanctuary, and utterly safe place to rest your heart and mind.  We go for refuge from confusion, delusion and difficult emotions. Not as an escape but as a support in working with them.  This 4-week class will explore the ongoing ways we can take refuge in any and every moment by remembering refuge and all it symbolizes -- as well as reaffirming the wish for awakening in all we do. 

Chanting Practice - Chanting is a wonderful element to add to your personal Buddhist practice! Join us once a month as we share chants from a variety of languages and Buddhist traditions. Each session will include alternating periods of chanting and silent meditation. Whether you’re a chanting pro, or looking to improve your chanting knowledge, or just exploring. Everyone is welcome to join us as we come together to share this meaningful practice.

Half-day Silent Meditation Retreats - This half-day retreat is designed to provide a container of Noble Silence for personal contemplation, reflection, and practice. With minimal verbal instruction and guidance. Personal interviews available throughout the morning with Dharma Teachers. 

Day-Long Retreats - Re-wiring our brains to be awake and aware.  We can let the "snow-globe" of our experience to settle  and allow a gap to form between stimulus and response.  Join us for a day focused on the Buddhist practice of concentration, natural awareness and positive imagery. Give yourself a precious gift of time away from the hustle and bustle of life, to quietly reflect and discover a new way of being.

Four-day Residential Retreats - tbd

Upcoming events

    • 29 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pilgrim Center, 3801 Gillham Road, Kansas City MO

    Learn How to Meditate

    With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We stay so busy we feel there is no time to slow down. But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused. A simple ten or fifteen-minute breathing meditation can help you to overcome your stress and find some peace and balance.

    Meditation can also help us to understand our awakened mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy. Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the product of a meditation practice. This is a profound practice you can enjoy throughout the day, not just while seated on a cushion.

    In this introductory workshop you can learn the basics of meditation with Rev. Ronn McLane.   Although this workshop is being offered as part of Kansas City Buddhist Center it is important to understand this is not a workshop of religious nature and can be adapted to a secular or spiritual practice of your choice.

    Pre-registration is recommended as space may fill quickly.

    Questions? Email:   UrgyenPawo@gmail.com

    • 7 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
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    Join Rev. Ronn Pawo McLane the First Thursday of each Month for a remarkable opportunity to meditate and chant in front of the beautiful Buddha next to the Native American Gallery on the second floor.

    Bring a mat or cushion to sit on the marble floor. Meditation begins at 7:00 pm sharp. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to find a comfortable seat.

    Space is limited due to art safety.
    Register Now
    or contact Ronn Pawo McLane at ronn@ronnmclane.com

    Registration fee is $10 a portion is donated to the Museum for continuing support.

    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 6409 Moats Kansas City, MO 64133
    Special Semi-Private  
    In-Home Sound Healing Experience followed by
    Meet Your Bowlmates Workshop 
    Register Here
    6409 Moats
    Kansas City, MO 64133

    Evolutionary Music
                              Open to all ages


    Don’t miss this transformative evolutionary music sound-field! The didgeridoo, singing bowls and voice-work create powerful, musical mystic soundscapes with the capacity to unlock new levels of meditation, self-healing, and connection with the higher self and the divine.

    Carnegie Hall didgeridoo artist Paradiso and singing bowl master alchemist Rasamayi bring concerts that are doorways to multidimensional journeys and experience regular reports of transformative experiences. Experience “Ezra” the Kundalini serpent didgeridoo crystal singing bowls infused with crystals including citrine, platinum, morganite, azeztulite, diamond and more. Paradiso and Rasamayi have collaborated in projects and events with Michael Bernard Beckwith, Neal Donald Walsch, Dr. Masaru Emoto and Steven Halpern. 

    Winner of best Frequency & Transformational music and Best Meditation Music of the year

    Watch their Video

    About Paradiso and Rasamayi:

    Paradiso and Rasamayi are internationally renowned sound healers with five New Age Radio chart-topping CDs and awards for the year’s best Meditation/Relaxation, World, and New Age albums.

    Although their mystical and celestial music earns them frequent praise as consummate musicians by the most prestigious critics, award foundations and DJs of both the world of mainstream music and the New Age community, Carnegie Hall didgeridoo artist Paradiso and singing bowl master alchemist Rasamayi are fully self-trained. Beyond their function as musicians, they are ambassadors of the Sacred Sound Current and channels of their audiences’ unique frequency prescription for optimal healing and soul evolution.

    The twin flames’ collaborative debut CD 3rd Eye Rising won the Independent Music Award for Best New Age Album of the Year, was featured in Dr. Masaru Emoto’s MyHado application, won the Independent Music Award for the Best New Age Album of the Year, was voted in the top 3 of 2011’s World Music CDs by the Coalition of Visionary Resources, the top 5 of the year’s meditation and relaxation CDs by the Zone Music Reporter, and was in the top 5 of 2011’s international airplay of world, ambient and New Age music. Their live events are uniquely powerful and beautiful spiritual soundscapes in which those in attendance frequently report experiences of unprecedented and profound meditation; visions of their guides, life purpose and past lives; and profound healing of acute and chronic emotional, physical and spiritual dis-ease. Their new CD, “Attuning to Oneness: The Harmonic Ascension” features the song “All is Love,” which was originally recorded by request of Humanity’s Team, founded by Neale Donald Walsch.

    Rasamayi is a chanteuse and Singing Bowl Master Alchemist and a full-body channel for the many manifestations of Divine Mother.

    Paradiso is a master didgeridoo artist and founder of the “5th Element Music” label, with 5 bestselling, award-winning, and international New Age Radio chart-topping healing CDs: “Healing Vibes,” “Shaman’s Trance,” “Middle Path,” “Himalayan Chakra Healing” and “3rd Eye Rising.”

Call:  (913)608-7125

Email:  urgyenpawo@gmail.com

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