The Portland Dharma Center offers 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
***Our Special Teachings page can be found here.
Each Sunday we practice at least one of the sadhanas from The Buddha Path. Sessions include commentary and instruction. This week we are doing Bodhicitta Practice. Texts, cushions, and tea are provided. Everyone is welcome to stay afterwards for Q&A.
Bodhi Lama Zangshod has lived and studied at the Dzogchen Retreat Center for the past ten years, where he also serves on the Buddha Path Editing and Translation Committee. He will visit Portland for four days of teachings and practice.
Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday January 1, we will be closed in observance of New Year’s holidays. We resume our normal schedule next week.
Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Wednesday, Jan 2, 2018
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
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, Jan 3, 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.
This is a new program at the PDC, where we offer a place where 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 Buddha Path teacher. The session combines dharma practice along with the discussion. All materials are provided.
Virtuous Sangha Mitra Tutor Kathy Murphy is a DSSP Director and authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.
Michael has learned, contemplated and meditated on Dharma for nearly four years under the Guidance of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He has attended numerous seasonal retreats and participated in two summer internships held at the Dzogchen Retreat Center—once as a volunteer Dharma Chef and in 2018 as an intern.
Michael will be leading Preliminary Practice with commentary, followed by a teaching on the Four Noble Truths. We welcome Michael as our newest student-teacher.
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.