Teachers

Guiding Dharma Teacher, Western U.S.

Venerable Acharya Lama Orgyen Zangpo

American-born Venerable Acharya Lama Orgyen Zangpo (Kunzang Lama) met his root teacher, Great Perfection of Wisdom Lineage holder Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, in 2003. Since that time he has devoted his practice to the vast and profound teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage. He has received extensive Dharma teacher training during numerous Buddhists retreats and extended Dzogchen Lineage Internships both as a student and director. Orgyen Zangpo has also served as the guiding Dharma tutor of the Dzogchen Dharma Center of Eugene, Oregon. He is authorized by Khenpo Choga Rinpoche as an Acharya Lama, a Buddhist Teacher, and taught the fundamental principles of Buddhism in the U.S and Asia. In 2008, he realized his long-held
aspiration to receive the preliminary monastic vows from his kind teacher. Orgyen Zangpo is recognized for his clear and direct teaching style with an emphasis on making
the Dharma accessible and practical for modern students. He has dedicated his life to
preserving and propagating the authentic teachings of the Buddha for the benefit of all beings.

Local Authorized Dharma Teachers

Devi Anderson

DakiniDevi Anderson (Padma Ozer Tso) found the Dzogchen Buddha Path Lineage in 2011, just ten days after restarting her life in the Portland area. She became devoted to formal practice in Spring 2013. Her diligence in practicing The Buddha Path and attending as many teachings and retreats as possible, has greatly changed her body, speech and mind for the positive. During the 2015 Dzogchen Lineage Internship, Devi fulfilled her longtime aspiration and formally took Upasika Bodhisattva Vows. She is currently a member of the DSSP Board where she serves as Vice President. It is Devi’s greatest aspiration to continue to inspire others and to embody Buddhist teachings for the benefit of all beings.

Andrew Morse

1383604_188314694688292_324796459_nAfter many years of casual study, Andrew Morse (Orgyen Kunzig Dorje) became a practicing Buddhist in 2011. Since then he has increased his happiness and decreased his suffering through learning, contemplating and meditating Dharma. He took formal Upasaka Bodhisattva vows and became an authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path during the 2013 Dzogchen Lineage Internship under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Andrew has served on the DSSP board since 2013 and currently serves as President.  He draws on a wide range of interests and experiences to teach Dharma in an engaging and passionate way. His heartfelt aspiration is to be the greatest condition for all beings’ happiness.

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Tim Ros (Orgyen Mitok Dorje) first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in 2006 through his mother, Judy Ros and friend Erik Jung. Since November 2011, Tim has been a serious Dharma practitioner and student of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He attended the 2013 One Month Dzogchen Lineage Internship, where he took formal Upasaka Bodhisattva vows, committing himself to help others connect with the teachings. Tim currently serves as Secretary of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland.

 

Carrie Ure

TeachingHeadShotCarrie Ure (Padma Zhenpen Tso) is a longtime practitioner and authorized Dharma Teacher of The Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Carrie met Rinpoche in 2004 and she has studied closely with him since that time, attending numerous retreats and organizing many of his local teachings and events. Carrie is a founding member, board member, and past president of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland. She is also Secretary of Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation. She completed her first three-month Dzogchen Lineage Internship in 2012, where she took formal Upasika Bodhisattva vows. She taught the 2015 Chotrul Düchen Retreat at Dzogchen Retreat Center USA and teaches weekly in Portland.

 

Rodney Yoder

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Rodney Yoder (Padma Palden) has been a student of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche since 2003. In addition to attending many retreats with Rinpoche, Rodney was authorized as a Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path and Upasaka Bodhisattva in 2010 after completing his first three month Dzogchen Internship. Rodney is currently the Treasurer of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland, and has been a board member for many years. Born the son of a Mennonite pastor, Rodney formally studied philosophy at the University of Oregon. He brings this rich background in religion and philosophy to his teachings of Buddhism.

 

 

 

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Week of February 18, 2018

Begin the New Year with The Portland Dharma Center! We offer public teachings of Buddhist fundamentals five days a week. Topics include The Four Noble Truths, Who 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


Sunday Buddha Path Practice
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017
2:00 to 3:00 pm

Each Sunday we practice at least one of the sadhanas from The Buddha Path. Sessions include commentary and instruction. This week we are doing Learning Practice. Texts, cushions, and tea are provided. Everyone is welcome to stay afterwards for Q&A.

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


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
7:00 to 7:30pm

We are proud to offer teachings exclusively 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.

immediatlely followed by:

Practicing the Buddha Path
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Carrie Ure continues teaching Buddhist View. 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, Feb. 20, 2018
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Devi Anderson continues the Tuesday series on the fundamentals of practicing The Buddha Path. 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.


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
7:00 to 7:30pm

We are proud to offer teachings exclusively 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

Rodney Yoder continues 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.

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, Feb. 21, 2018
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Tim Ros continues his Thursday series of teachings 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.

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


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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