Recovery on the Buddha Path
Tuesdays, beginning January 28th
6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Meeting Open to Everyone!
This 12-Step inspired Buddhist recovery group is a non-theistic program open to anyone suffering from addiction or having friends and family suffering from addiction. The format of the meeting is similar to 12 Step, but the content is centered around the practical, time-honored techniques of the Buddha, rather than God, scripture, or Christianity.
In The Four Noble Truths of the Enlightened the Buddha taught that we all want happiness, because our true nature is happiness. No matter our belief system, what we have done or not done, who we love or how we dress or express ourselves, we are constantly searching for happiness but desperately clinging to the causes of suffering.
In the recovery community we know all-too-well: whether it’s alcohol, drugs, sex, food, enmeshment with our addicted loved-ones, worry, etc., more is not better! We long for freedom from addictive behaviors that cause our suffering even as we keep trying to feel better with more.
Buddhism teaches that we can free ourselves from the causes of suffering (addiction), transcend the limitations of identifying as sick/victim, and achieve both temporary relief and lasting happiness.
Fundamentals of the View, Meditation, and Conduct of the Buddha Path
First Five-Week Course
January 20 – February 20 ~ Mon, Wed, or Thurs ~ 7:00 to 8:45 pm
Second Five-Week Course
February 24 – March 27 ~ Mon, Wed, or Thurs ~ 7:00 to 8:45 pm
Join the teachers of the Portland Dharma Center for our new five-week course on the fundamentals of Vajrayana Buddhism. Each week we will offer a new topic for three evenings – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Students may attend any classes they wish and as many classes as they wish during a term. The series will repeat once more during this first quarter of the year. For more details about our schedule and teachers, see our website. Students who complete at least one class in each of the five topics will earn a certificate of completion that qualifies them for deeper teachings.
First Term: January 20 – February 20
Jan 20, 22, 23 – Four Noble Truths
Jan 27, 29, 30 – Single Present Moment Thinking and Time
Feb 3, 5, 6 – Negative Thinking and Positive Thinking
Feb 10, 12, 13 – Karma
Feb 17, 19, 20 – Buddha Nature
Second Term: February 24 – March 27
Feb 24, 26, 27 – Four Noble Truths
Mar 2, 4, 5 – Single Present Moment Thinking and Time
Mar 9, 11, 12 – Negative Thinking and Positive Thinking
Mar 16, 18, 19 – Karma
Mar 23, 25, 26 – Buddha Nature
Suggested donation is $5/class. No prerequisites. No preregistration. Everyone welcome.
2020 Dzogchen Buddha Path Grand Tara Drupchen
June 5, 6 & 7
Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Fairground
SAVE THE DATE! Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation joyfully announces the 2020 Grand Tara Drupchen. This is our third annual public event and all are welcome to attend. More information at http://taradrupchen.org.
2020 Losar Retreat
Columbia River Gorge
February 22 – March 1
One-Week Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat
Benevolent Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure
Save the date for this special late winter/early spring retreat in the Columbia River Gorge outside Portland at the famous Menucha Retreat Center. Nestled above the Columbia River, with fabulous views of Crown Point and the Gorge and tucked inside a private and secluded residence, this qualified one-week Buddha Path retreat will feature catered meals, with ample time for private meditation and contemplation thuns and serene walks in the labyrinth and grounds. Space is limited to 12. Registration and information: https://www.thebuddhapath.org/