The Buddha Path

The Buddha Path

Our text, The Buddha Path, written by  H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, is a concise practice manual containing the entire vast range of teachings found within the Dzogchen Lineage of Buddhism.The Buddha Path is the main practice text used daily by all English speaking Sanghas within the Dzogchen Shri Singha International organization. It has been translated into Mandarin, German, and Russian, with Japanese, Finnish, Dutch and Spanish translations currently underway.

The benefits of the book itself are many. By receiving the knowledge and blessings contained in The Buddha Path, you awaken wisdom and attain true freedom. Taken to heart, these practices will lead you to a life of love and joy, and an indestructible inner peace composed of wisdom and compassion. Generating pure aspiration and unconditional love, you will be able to extend healing blessings and absolute peace to the entire world.

Specifically, this book provides training in the following eight main practices of the outer, inner, secret and absolute teachings contained in the Dzogchen Lineage of the Buddha:

• Generating pure motivation, known as Bodhicitta

• Recognizing the intrinsic Buddha Nature of all sentient beings

• Maintaining the wisdom view

• Developing compassionate meditation

• Practicing loving actions

• Attaining the result – the Enlightenment of the Buddha

• Benefiting all beings with the spontaneous activity of the Buddha

• Preserving the authenticity of Dharma lineages

In Rinpoche’s own words: “This book is a window upon the Buddhadharma and a door to Enlightenment. First, in order for practitioners to authentically practice this book, it is necessary that they receive direct transmission of these teachings from a qualified Dzogchen master. One must also have the firm intention to improve one’s own mind by increasing positive thinking while decreasing negative thinking and emotions. Without this intention, there is no basis for the practice of the Dharma. With this pure intention, the continuous and diligent practice of the teachings in this book will definitely improve your mind. Engaging in these powerful Dharma practices with devotion, your good thoughts will continually increase. The practice will change your life, causing you to radiate peace to others. It will transform worry into joy, fear into peace, anger into compassion, suffering into happiness, jealousy into love, and ignorance into wisdom. You will attain Buddhahood in one lifetime.”

Consult our practice/teaching schedule here.

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Week of February 19, 2017

After several months of volunteer renovations, Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland is happy to announce our official Grand Opening event on Sunday, February 26th, on the eve of the Tibetan New Year! We will be offering Driftwood Coffee, tea, snacks and five-minute dharma teachings throughout the day. There will be door prizes and raffle. Come learn about Buddhism in your neighborhood. All are welcome and we are family friendly!

Portland Dharma Center
4614 SW Vermont St
Portland, OR 97214


Sunday Buddha Path Practice
Sunday, February 19, 2017
2:00 to 3:00 pm

On Sundays we practice Preliminary Practice together from The Buddha Path. We provide texts, cushions, blankets, and tea. Stay afterwards for Q&A. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

Andrew Morse is a DSSP Director and authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.


Practicing the Buddha Path
Monday, February 20, 2017
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Carrie Ure teaches on the subject, Practicing Love. Books, cushions and tea provided. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.
Carrie Ure is a DSSP Director and authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

Practicing Buddhism 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Devi Anderson continues her Tuesday series on the fundamentals of practicing The Buddha Path with a teaching on The Three Buddhas. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

Devi Anderson is a DSSP Director and authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.


Fundamentals of Buddhist View 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:30 to 8:45 pm

DSSP dharma teacher, Rodney Yoder continues his Wednesday series of teachings with The Secret Supernatural Power of Rejoicing. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Texts and cushions are provided. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

Rodney Yoder is a DSSP Director and authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.


Deepening Understanding of Buddhist View
Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Tim Ros continues his Thursday series* of teachings which delve deeper into Buddhist view and philosophy. Tonight’s topic is The Benefits of Shamatha Meditation. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

*Thursday teachings are recommended for those with at least one year of beginning teachings or one seasonal retreat.

Tim Ros is a DSSP Director and authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

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