Guiding Dharma Teacher, Western U.S.

Bodhi Lama Orgyen Zangpo

American-born Bodhi 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 a Bodhi 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

Benevolent Bodhi Lama Teacher 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. Bodhi Lama 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. Bodhi Lama Carrie is a founding member, board member, and current Vice 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.

Admirable Dharma Acharya Educator Tim Ros

Tim Ros (Orgyen Mitok Dorje) first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in 2006 through his mother, Judy Ros and friend Erik Jung. Since November 2011, Dharma Acharya 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. Dharma Acharya Tim currently serves as Secretary of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland.

Admirable Dharma Acharya Educator Andrew Morse

1383604_188314694688292_324796459_nAfter many years of casual study, Dharma Acharya 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. Dharma Acharya Andrew has served on the DSSP board since 2013 and currently serves as President. Drawing on a wide range of interests and experiences, he teaches in an engaging and passionate way. His heartfelt aspiration is to be the greatest condition for all beings’ happiness.

Meritorious Sangha Mitra Mentor Rodney Yoder

RodneyHeadSangha Mitra 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.

Virtuous Sangha Mitra Tutor Kathy Murphy

Kathy Murphy (Padma Menzang Tso) has studied with H. E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche since 2003. She has attended many Dzogchen Buddha Path seasonal retreats and took refuge in Portland in 2011. After retiring from a successful accounting career in May, 2017, Sangha Mitra Kathy fulfilled her longtime aspirations to attend her first Dzogchen Lineage Internship and take Upasika Bodhisattva Vows. She is passionately committed to helping all beings, including her children and grandchildren, to attain True Happiness. Sangha Mitra Kathy currently serves as a Director of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland and Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path.  

Generous Sangha Mitra Aide Devi Anderson

Sangha Mitra Devi 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, Sangha Mitra Devi fulfilled her longtime aspiration and formally took Upasika Bodhisattva Vows. She has served on the DSSP Board of Directors as as Secretary and Vice President and currently offers Buddha’s teachings Tuesday evenings at The Portland Dharma Center. It is Sangha Mitra Devi’s greatest aspiration to continue to inspire others and to embody Buddhist teachings for the benefit of all beings.

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November 2022 Dharma Activities


(November 20th ONLY)

Buddha Path Practice
2:00 to 3:00pm
on Zoom

Dharma Acharya Andrew Morse

Our Sunday Group Practice has returned! On Sundays, we focus on a selected practice from our root text, The Buddha Path and the Concise Buddha Path on the Buddha Path app.


Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure

Transmission Dharma
5:00 to 6:00pm on Zoom

Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure teaches this program for students who have a working understanding of the basic Buddhist principles – Present Moment Thinking, Time, Reincarnation, Karma, and Buddha Nature. These weekly teachings dive deeper into Buddhist principles and advanced topics. Requires permission to enter.


The Fundamentals of Buddhism
7:30 to 8:45pm
on Zoom

Sangha Mitra Rodney Yoder

Learn Buddhist Fundamentals in an easy-to-understand format. Sangha Mitra Rodney Yoder is an experienced and compassionate teacher. No prior experience is required. Everyone is invited.


Buddhism For Everyone
3:30 to 4:30pm on Zoom

Dharma Acharya Tim Ros

Join Dharma Acharya Tim Ros for a teaching on topics such as introductory Buddhist principles and The Four Noble Truths of the Enlightened.

All PDC Dharma Activities Online

Our in-person meetings are paused for the duration of the pandemic. We are still teaching every week on Zoom! See below for our schedule.

The Portland Dharma Center regularly monitors updates by the CDC and the OHA regarding best practices for personal and public health during the pandemic. As Oregon begins to reopen, we will revisit our online-only teaching schedule and reopen accordingly.

We are currently developing a plan for reopening and how to teach in person at the Portland Dharma Center in SW Portland. Keep checking this site and following our monthly newsletter for updates on our reopening.

PDC Linktree

We have gathered together all of our important links and resources online in one place at linktree. Just click on the link and you will see a treasury of buttons. Click a button and you will go right to the link. May all beings benefit!

Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates solely through the generosity and support of Sangha and generous sponsors. Dharma teachings are always free, but a suggested $5 donation for our weekly teachings supports the maintenance and activities of our Dharma Center. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

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