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 Secretary. 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 Vice 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 President 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.

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Week of March 26, 2017

We are open Sunday through Thursday every week for our regular teaching schedule. Parking around the Portland Dharma Center has been reduced due to construction for the time being, so please arrive early and find a place in the neighborhood. Some areas are prohibited for parking so please pay attention to street signs.

Portland Dharma Center
4614 SW Vermont St
Portland, OR 97214


Sunday Buddha Path Practice
Sunday, March 26, 2017
2:00 to 3:00 pm

On Sundays we do a group Preliminary Practice out of The Buddha Path. We provide texts, cushions, and tea. 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.


Practicing the Buddha Path
Monday, March 27, 2017
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Carrie Ure is 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, March 28, 2017
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Devi Anderson continues her 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.


Fundamentals of Buddhist View
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Rodney Yoder continues his 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, March 30, 2017
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.

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