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Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland

As a self-supporting branch of the Dzogchen Shri Singha International organization, DSSP holds weekly practice sessions in Portland using Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s The Buddha Path, a manual intended for the cultivation of wisdom and compassion in the Dzogchen tradition.

Since the establishment of the nearby Dzogchen Retreat Center outside Eugene, Oregon and the inception of the annual Dzogchen Lineage Internship in 2008, the local DSSP Sangha has offered ongoing support in the training of practitioners and teachers in the Khandro Nyingthig and Longchen Nyingthig traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland (DSSP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2004 with the mission of supporting Tibetan Buddhist master, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s enlightened Dharma activities in the Pacific Northwest.

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Week of October 20, 2019

We offer public teachings of Buddhist fundamentals several days a week. Topics include The Four Noble TruthsWho Am I?What is My Nature?How Do Things Work?, and Creating World Peace. Students and practitioners of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome. Our teachers have the training and the teachings to help you increase your happiness and decrease your suffering for the benefit of all beings. We invite you to join us for a brand new year.

Our entrance is on the back of the building, off of the gravel parking lot. Please contact us with any questions.

Portland Dharma Center
4614 SW Vermont St
Portland, OR 97214

***Our Special Teachings page can be found here.


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Monday, October 21, 2019
7:00 to 7:30pm

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. All materials are provided.

Immediately followed by:
Fundamentals of Buddhist View
7:30 to 8:45 pm

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

Teacher Bodhi Lama Teacher Carrie Ure


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00 to 7:30pm

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. All materials are provided.

Immediately followed by:
Fundamentals of Buddhist View
7:30 to 8:45 pm

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

Teacher Dharma Acharya Educator Tim Ros


Deepening Understanding of Buddhist View
Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:30 to 8:45 pm

The Thursday series of teachings 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 Sangha Mitra Mentor Rodney Yoder


Dharma Discussion
Friday, October 25, 2019
7:15 to 8:30 pm

On Friday nights, participants can gather to share their thoughts and questions in a welcoming and compassionate setting. The discussion occurs under the guidance of a trained and accredited Dzogchen Lineage Intern. The session combines dharma practice along with the discussion. All materials are provided.

Teacher Sangha Member Christine Hayes


Group Practice
Sunday, October 27, 2019
2:00 to 3:00 pm

Dzogchen Practice. All levels. Everyone welcome!

Teacher Sangha Member Karen Michalski


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. 

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