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 May 25 – 31 2020

Our in-person meetings are paused for now. However, we will be broadcasting our regularly scheduled teachings and practices!

To join the teachings at their scheduled times, follow either of these links:

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Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers ~ Weekly topic: Karma
Monday, May 25, 2020
7:00 to 7:30pm at Hangouts Meet link: https://meet.google.com/ygi-mgzk-wyt

Buddhism 101 includes teachings specifically for those who are new to, and curious about, Buddhism as well as those who are new to our dharma center. This is a thirty minute orientation to cover a few basics of Buddhist View and fundamentals relevant to the teaching that follows. After Orientation, everyone is welcome to stay for the regularly scheduled teaching. 

Immediately followed by:
Fundamentals of Buddhist View
7:30 to 8:45 pm
at Hangouts Meet link: https://meet.google.com/ygi-mgzk-wyt

Teaching on Buddhist View and Fundamentals, with group practice as part of the teaching. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

Teacher Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers ~ Weekly topic: Karma
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
7:00 to 7:30pm at Hangouts Meet link: https://meet.google.com/ygi-mgzk-wyt

Buddhism 101 includes teachings specifically for those who are new to, and curious about, Buddhism as well as those who are new to our dharma center. This is a thirty minute orientation to cover a few basics of Buddhist View and fundamentals relevant to the teaching that follows. After Orientation, everyone is welcome to stay for the regularly scheduled teaching. 

Immediately followed by:
Fundamentals of Buddhist View
7:30 to 8:45 pm at Hangouts Meet link: https://meet.google.com/ygi-mgzk-wyt

We continue our Wednesday series of teachings on Buddhist fundamental principles. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. While teachings are given free of charge, donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

Teacher Sangha Mitra Rodney Yoder


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers ~ Weekly topic: Karma
Thursday, May 28, 2020
7:00 to 7:30pm at Hangouts Meet link: https://meet.google.com/ygi-mgzk-wyt

Buddhism 101 includes teachings specifically for those who are new to, and curious about, Buddhism as well as those who are new to our dharma center. This is a thirty minute orientation to cover a few basics of Buddhist View and fundamentals relevant to the teaching that follows. After Orientation, everyone is welcome to stay for the regularly scheduled teaching. 

Immediately followed by:
Deepening Understanding of Buddhist View
7:30 to 8:45 pm at Hangouts Meet link: https://meet.google.com/ygi-mgzk-wyt

On Thursday, a series of teachings continues which delve deeper into Buddhist view and philosophy. 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.

Teacher Dharma Acharya Tim Ros


Group Practice
Sunday, May 31, 2020
2:00 to 3:00 pm at Hangouts Meet link: https://meet.google.com/ygi-mgzk-wyt

Preliminary Practice. All are welcome!

Teacher Sangha Mitra Kathy Murphy


Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates solely through the generosity and support of sangha. We request a $5 donation for attending our weekly teachings to support the dharma center. The teachings are offered free of charge; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.