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.”

Consult our practice/teaching schedule here.

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Week of November 10, 2019

We offer public teachings of Buddhist fundamentals several days a week. Topics include The Four Noble TruthsWho 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.


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Monday, November 11, 2019
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

Teaching on Buddhist View and Fundamentals, with group practice as part of the teaching. Books, cushions and tea provided. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

Teacher Sangha Mitra Tutor Kathy Murphy


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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

We continue 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.

Teacher Sangha Mitra Mentor Rodney Yoder


Deepening Understanding of Buddhist View
Thursday, November 14, 2019
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.

Teacher Dharma Acharya Educator Tim Ros


Dharma Discussion
Friday, November 15, 2019
7:15 to 8:30 pm

On Friday nights, 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 Lineage Intern. The session combines dharma practice along with the discussion. All materials are provided.

Teacher Sangha Mitra Tutor Kathy Murphy


Dharma Teaching
Sunday, November 17, 2019
2:00 to 3:00 pm

Please join us for a precious Dharma teaching this Sunday. 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.

Teacher Sangha Mitra Dewi Anderson


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. 

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