Week of December 2, 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, Dec 2, 2018
2:00 to 2:30 pm

*****Today, we hold an abbreviated practice  in order to prepare the dharma center for our Annual Member meeting at 3pm. Practice will be from 2-230pm today. We resume our regular schedule next Sunday.

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.

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


Annual Member Meeting 

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018

3:00 to 5:00 pm

This is a special event, our annual meeting, reserved for invited members of Dzogchen Shri Singha of Portland. We will gather to discuss the previous year, and make plans for the next year. After, we have snacks and drinks for a informal social hour.


Buddhism 101: Orientation for Newcomers
Monday, Dec 3, 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, Dec 4, 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, Dec 5, 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, Dec 6, 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, Dec 7, 2018
7:15 – 8:45 PM

Our Dharma Discussion group is cancelled for tonight in order that we can participate in a special event. See below for more details.

 


The Portland B’nai B’rith Youth Organization,
The Portland Dharma Center
and St. Luke Lutheran Church Present

An Interfaith Shabbat Service
Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm

St. Luke Church
4595 SW California St,
Portland, OR 97219

It’s Hanukah, the traditional eight-day winter Festival of Lights celebrated by Jews around the world, and a perfect time to join this interfaith community for a special Sabbath service. Our three communities will come together to share traditions of light and incense offerings, breaking bread and toasting world peace as well as a discussion of our Jewish, Buddhist and Lutheran prayer traditions.

Everyone is welcome to attend. We will gather in the church basement community room.


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.