(Tib.) Tibetan religious movement which developed in Eastern Tibet from the 1860s onwards among all the non-GELUKPA traditions, including the BONPO (see FOUR MAIN ORDERS). Different RimÈ teachers had differing views, but all tended to emphasise the need to maintain a plurality of paths and methods, and saw the various methods as united through their common goal. DZOGCHíEN (q.v.) and the TERMA (q.v.) traditions were important for the RimÈ lamas, and many of the leading figures were themselves TERT÷N (q.v.). Some were also involved in the revival of the SHENTONGPA teachings, though not all were Shentongpa.
An example of a large pair-gain system. RIMs increase capacity to the areas they service, as a more economical alternative to putting in additional telephone exchanges, particularly on housing estates and condensed urban developments. RIMs do not in themselves prohibit the roll-out of ADSL. RIMs must be enabled for DSL before ADSL is available, just as telephone exchanges must first be DSL enabled before ADSL will be available (also see pair gain and ADSL)