Teachers

Guiding Dharma Teacher, Western U.S.

Bodhi Lama Orgyen Zangpo

American-born Bodhi Lama Orgyen Zangpo (Kunzang Lama) met his root teacher, Great Perfection of Wisdom Lineage holder Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, in 2003. Since that time he has devoted his practice to the vast and profound teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage. He has received extensive Dharma teacher training during numerous Buddhists retreats and extended Dzogchen Lineage Internships both as a student and director. Orgyen Zangpo has also served as the guiding Dharma tutor of the Dzogchen Dharma Center of Eugene, Oregon. He is authorized by Khenpo Choga Rinpoche as a Bodhi Lama, a Buddhist Teacher, and taught the fundamental principles of Buddhism in the U.S and Asia. In 2008, he realized his long-held
aspiration to receive the preliminary monastic vows from his kind teacher. Orgyen Zangpo is recognized for his clear and direct teaching style with an emphasis on making
the Dharma accessible and practical for modern students. He has dedicated his life to
preserving and propagating the authentic teachings of the Buddha for the benefit of all beings.

 

Local Authorized Dharma Teachers

Benevolent Bodhi Lama Teacher Carrie Ure

TeachingHeadShotCarrie Ure (Padma Zhenpen Tso) is a longtime practitioner and authorized Dharma Teacher of The Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Bodhi Lama Carrie met Rinpoche in 2004 and she has studied closely with him since that time, attending numerous retreats and organizing many of his local teachings and events. Bodhi Lama Carrie is a founding member, board member, and past president of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland. She is also Secretary of Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation. She completed her first three-month Dzogchen Lineage Internship in 2012, where she took formal Upasika Bodhisattva vows. She taught the 2015 Chotrul Düchen Retreat at Dzogchen Retreat Center USA and teaches weekly in Portland.

Admirable Dharma Acharya Educator Tim Ros

Tim Ros (Orgyen Mitok Dorje) first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in 2006 through his mother, Judy Ros and friend Erik Jung. Since November 2011, Dharma Acharya Tim has been a serious Dharma practitioner and student of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He attended the 2013 One Month Dzogchen Lineage Internship, where he took formal Upasaka Bodhisattva vows, committing himself to help others connect with the teachings. Dharma Acharya Tim currently serves as Secretary of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland.

Admirable Dharma Acharya Educator Andrew Morse

1383604_188314694688292_324796459_nAfter many years of casual study, Dharma Acharya Andrew Morse (Orgyen Kunzig Dorje) became a practicing Buddhist in 2011. Since then he has increased his happiness and decreased his suffering through learning, contemplating and meditating Dharma. He took formal Upasaka Bodhisattva vows and became an authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path during the 2013 Dzogchen Lineage Internship under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Dharma Acharya Andrew has served on the DSSP board since 2013 and currently serves as President. Drawing on a wide range of interests and experiences, he teaches in an engaging and passionate way. His heartfelt aspiration is to be the greatest condition for all beings’ happiness.

Meritorious Sangha Mitra Mentor Rodney Yoder

RodneyHeadSangha Mitra Rodney Yoder (Padma Palden) has been a student of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche since 2003. In addition to attending many retreats with Rinpoche, Rodney was authorized as a Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path and Upasaka Bodhisattva in 2010 after completing his first three month Dzogchen Internship. Rodney is currently the Treasurer of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland, and has been a board member for many years. Born the son of a Mennonite pastor, Rodney formally studied philosophy at the University of Oregon. He brings this rich background in religion and philosophy to his teachings of Buddhism.

Virtuous Sangha Mitra Tutor Kathy Murphy

Kathy Murphy (Padma Menzang Tso) has studied with H. E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche since 2003. She has attended many Dzogchen Buddha Path seasonal retreats and took refuge in Portland in 2011. After retiring from a successful accounting career in May, 2017, Sangha Mitra Kathy fulfilled her longtime aspirations to attend her first Dzogchen Lineage Internship and take Upasika Bodhisattva Vows. She is passionately committed to helping all beings, including her children and grandchildren, to attain True Happiness. Sangha Mitra Kathy currently serves as a Director of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland and Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path.  

Generous Sangha Mitra Aide Devi Anderson

DakiniSangha Mitra Devi Anderson (Padma Ozer Tso) found the Dzogchen Buddha Path Lineage in 2011, just ten days after restarting her life in the Portland area. She became devoted to formal practice in Spring 2013. Her diligence in practicing The Buddha Path and attending as many teachings and retreats as possible, has greatly changed her body, speech and mind for the positive. During the 2015 Dzogchen Lineage Internship, Sangha Mitra Devi fulfilled her longtime aspiration and formally took Upasika Bodhisattva Vows. She is currently a member of the DSSP Board where she serves as Vice President. It is Sangha Mitra Devi’s greatest aspiration to continue to inspire others and to embody Buddhist teachings for the benefit of all beings.

 

 

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Week of November 11, 2018

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.


Sunday Buddha Path Practice
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018
2:00 to 3:00 pm

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.

Christine is an authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Monday, Nov 12, 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.

immediatlely followed by:

Practicing the Buddha Path
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Carrie Ure teaches 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.

Carrie Ure is a DSSP Director and authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.


Practicing Buddhism
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
7:30 to 8:45 pm

Devi Anderson continues the Tuesday series on the fundamentals of practicing The Buddha Path. Teachings are given free of charge and donations are accepted to help maintain the Portland Dharma Center.

Devi Anderson is a DSSP Director and authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Wednesday, Nov 14, 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, Nov 15, 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.


NEW PROGRAM: Dharma Discussion
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
7:15 – 8:45 PM

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.

Teacher: Karen Michalski (for Kathy Murphy)


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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