The Buddha Path

The Buddha Path

Our text, The Buddha Path, written by  H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, is a concise practice manual containing the entire vast range of teachings found within the Dzogchen Lineage of Buddhism.The Buddha Path is the main practice text used daily by all English speaking Sanghas within the Dzogchen Shri Singha International organization. It has been translated into Mandarin, German, and Russian, with Japanese, Finnish, Dutch and Spanish translations currently underway.

The benefits of the book itself are many. By receiving the knowledge and blessings contained in The Buddha Path, you awaken wisdom and attain true freedom. Taken to heart, these practices will lead you to a life of love and joy, and an indestructible inner peace composed of wisdom and compassion. Generating pure aspiration and unconditional love, you will be able to extend healing blessings and absolute peace to the entire world.

Specifically, this book provides training in the following eight main practices of the outer, inner, secret and absolute teachings contained in the Dzogchen Lineage of the Buddha:

• Generating pure motivation, known as Bodhicitta

• Recognizing the intrinsic Buddha Nature of all sentient beings

• Maintaining the wisdom view

• Developing compassionate meditation

• Practicing loving actions

• Attaining the result – the Enlightenment of the Buddha

• Benefiting all beings with the spontaneous activity of the Buddha

• Preserving the authenticity of Dharma lineages

In Rinpoche’s own words: “This book is a window upon the Buddhadharma and a door to Enlightenment. First, in order for practitioners to authentically practice this book, it is necessary that they receive direct transmission of these teachings from a qualified Dzogchen master. One must also have the firm intention to improve one’s own mind by increasing positive thinking while decreasing negative thinking and emotions. Without this intention, there is no basis for the practice of the Dharma. With this pure intention, the continuous and diligent practice of the teachings in this book will definitely improve your mind. Engaging in these powerful Dharma practices with devotion, your good thoughts will continually increase. The practice will change your life, causing you to radiate peace to others. It will transform worry into joy, fear into peace, anger into compassion, suffering into happiness, jealousy into love, and ignorance into wisdom. You will attain Buddhahood in one lifetime.”

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PORTLAND DHARMA CENTER 2020 SUMMER SCHEDULE

Week of July 6 – July 12

Our in-person meetings are paused for now. However, we will be broadcasting our regularly scheduled teachings and practices!

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Monday, July 6, 2020
Fundamentals of Buddhist View
7:30 to 8:45 pm
at Google Meet

Monday teachings focus on  Buddhist View and Fundamentals, with group practice as part of the teaching. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

Teacher Dharma Acharya Andrew Morse

Dharma Acharya Andrew Morse

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Fundamentals of Buddhist View
5:00 to 6:00pm
at Zoom

Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure brings her unique style and characteristic humor to teaching the Buddha Path. All materials are provided and all sincerely interested students of any level are welcome.

Teacher: Bodhi Lama Carrie

Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Fundamentals of Buddhist View
7:30 to 8:45 pm at Google Meet

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

Teacher Sangha Mitra Rodney Yoder

Sangha Mitra Rodney Yoder

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.