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 current Vice 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 has served on the DSSP Board of Directors as as Secretary and Vice President and currently offers Buddha’s teachings Tuesday evenings at The Portland Dharma Center. It is Sangha Mitra Devi’s greatest aspiration to continue to inspire others and to embody Buddhist teachings for the benefit of all beings.



Recent Posts

May 2021 Dharma Activities

Portland Dharma Center

Tara Drupchen 2021




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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