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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October 2021 Dharma Activities

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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!


Sunday October 17th ONLY
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.


Monday October 11th and 25th ONLY
Fundamentals of the Four Noble Truths
7:30 to 8:45 pm on Zoom

Sangha Mitra Kathy Murphy draws on her experiences as a mother, grandmother, a successful career in business, and lifetime of spiritual pursuits to teach Dharma. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Teachings are given free of charge and all donations go toward maintaining the Portland Dharma Center. Everyone welcome!

Sangha Mitra Kathy Murphy

Wednesdays
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

Saturdays
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.

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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