My current event is on a man named Chuck Stanford of Stilwell founded Rime which is Buddhist Center, Stanford runs this organization with his wife, Mary, in 1995. Chuck Standford was nterveiwed on May 17, 2014. Stanford's is the organization’s executive and spiritual director. This conversation took place inside the worship center, which is in a historic church in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas. Stanford was raised a Christian. But left the Christian church as a teenager he, said it didn’t speak to him. For much of his young adult life he didn’t practice any religion. His wife and himself read some books on meditation many, many years ago, and started practicing meditation. Not so much for spiritual reasons, more for health reasons. This was first was exposed to Buddhism, Standford was affiliated with a Buddhist center that had three hours of sitting on Sunday, from 9 a.m. until noon. You could come for all of it or part of it, but it was just sitting. There was no chanting, there was no talk, there was no music. Standford wanted more of a service that Westerners could relate to, elements that would be familiar to people who were used to going to a church or a synagogue or a mosque. And Standford thinks it stays true to the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism.