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.”

Consult our practice/teaching schedule here.

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May 6 – 10, 2021 (Taiwan)

A Global Online Blessing Ceremony

of the 10,000 Offerings to the 21 Noble Taras

Join us online to experience the healing power of love and compassion.

Transforming Global Obstacles Into Global Opportunity

This auspicious public internet event is our fourth annual celebration of the healing and blessing power of Noble Arya Tara, who vowed to remain in female form as long as beings need liberation from fear, anger, worry, violence, and the causes of hunger, war, and disease. Such great auspicious practices occur only rarely. Thus, please join us online for this extraordinary event! Registration is required. Registration fees are on a sliding scale and include all members of the household. Funds raised support the Dharma activities of the Holy Vajra Master and create tremendous merit.

The ongoing pandemic crisis makes it even more urgent that we gather online to overcome widespread suffering and to create peace and happiness in this world. Please join us this year during Mother’s Day Weekend (United States) to transform global obstacles into a worldwide celebration of the power of love, compassion, and peace.

The auspicious opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary qualities of Noble Arya Tara coincides this year with the American celebration of Mother’s Day. There is no better way to honor our mothers and become positive conditions for the peace and happiness of all kind mother beings, than to pray to Our Great Compassionate Mother Tara!

More information and registration here

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.

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!

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

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

May 9th Only

Learning Contemplating and Meditating The Buddha Path
7:30 to 8:45 pm
on Zoom

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

May 17th Only

image courtesy of Anatoly Petrenko

Fundamentals of the Four Noble Truths
7:30 to 8:45 pm on Zoom

Sangha Mitra Rodney Yoder teaches Buddhist Fundamental Principles on Wednesdays. Rodney has trained for more than a decade in Buddhist View and offers great insight on how to be successful as a Buddhist and a career professional. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Teachings are given free of charge and all donations go toward maintaining the Portland Dharma Center.

Sangha Mitra Rodney Yoder

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

Dharma Acharya Tim Ros teaches Buddhism for Everyone on Saturdays. Tim teaches on a variety of topics within the Dzogchen Buddha Path system with a precise and methodical manner that is easy to grasp for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

Saturday, February 27th teaching is cancelled

Dharma Acharya Tim Ros

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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