September 2020

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

In September, there will be two Buddha Path practices with short teachings. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

Please note the change from our usual schedule:

Wednesday, September 9, 7-8 pm

Monday, September 21, 7-8 pm

email saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the zoom link


2020 Internet Teaching and Training Program: 3rd month registration open!

Due to the overwhelming success of the first two months of the 2020 Dzogchen Buddha Path Internet Teaching and Training Program, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the Dzogchen Buddha Path Committee are pleased to announce the decision to open the third month to new incoming students.

Instruction begins on Sunday, September 13th at 9pm (MDT) and concludes Wednesday, October 14th. There are no prerequisites. All are welcome to register and enroll, whether or not you attended either the first or second month of the program. Exact schedule will be announced soon.

Click here for details


BuddhaPath App Available Now

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation has just created an app to practice The Buddha Path on your cellphone or tablet! This app provides invaluable resources to aid Dharma practitioners in their learning, contemplation, and meditation on the essence of Buddha Shakyamuni’s entire teachings.

Click here for Apple download

Click here for Android download


How to Prevent Fear and Protect Ourselves: 100% Cautious 0% Fear

Our compassionate teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, has taken steps to help Sangha around the world to care for themselves and others during this time of worldwide spread of COVID-19:

“At this time, many people around the world have fear and suffering because of the novel coronavirus. During this time, it is very good to pray and practice Dharma more. As said by the Buddha, during earthquakes, natural disasters, war, epidemics, or famine, those who practice Dharma and help others create immeasurable merit that will benefit oneself and all beings.

“The fundamental characteristic of the minds of beings is hope and fear. All beings always hope for happiness and fear suffering. Now there is a new disease spreading and everyone is afraid. Sentient beings already have fear. Now they have more fear than usual. We must manage and reduce our fear and worry, focus on solutions, and take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha more than ever. Do not fixate on fear or worry, or overreact to the situation.”

To download his complete message, click here.

In addition, the Holy Vajra Master has announced a mantra campaign of 108 million sacred mantras. To participate in this worldwide campaign, download and read the complete letter here.

August 2020

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

This month, we will have two Buddha Path practices that include a short teaching from the currently ongoing Internet Teaching and Training Program. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

Topic: SLC Buddha Path Practice
Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, August 11 and 25 at 7-8 pm
Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the zoom link


BuddhaPath App Available Now

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation has just created an app to practice The Buddha Path on your cellphone or tablet! This app provides invaluable resources to aid Dharma practitioners in their learning, contemplation, and meditation on the essence of Buddha Shakyamuni’s entire teachings.

Click here for Apple download

Click here for Android download


How to Prevent Fear and Protect Ourselves: 100% Cautious 0% Fear

Our compassionate teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, has taken steps to help Sangha around the world to care for themselves and others during this time of worldwide spread of COVID-19:

“At this time, many people around the world have fear and suffering because of the novel coronavirus. During this time, it is very good to pray and practice Dharma more. As said by the Buddha, during earthquakes, natural disasters, war, epidemics, or famine, those who practice Dharma and help others create immeasurable merit that will benefit oneself and all beings.

“The fundamental characteristic of the minds of beings is hope and fear. All beings always hope for happiness and fear suffering. Now there is a new disease spreading and everyone is afraid. Sentient beings already have fear. Now they have more fear than usual. We must manage and reduce our fear and worry, focus on solutions, and take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha more than ever. Do not fixate on fear or worry, or overreact to the situation.”

To download his complete message, click here.

In addition, the Holy Vajra Master has announced a mantra campaign of 108 million sacred mantras. To participate in this worldwide campaign, download and read the complete letter here.

July 2020

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

This month, we will have two Buddha Path practices that include a short teaching from the currently ongoing Internet Teaching and Training Program. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

Topic: SLC Buddha Path Practice
Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, July 7 and 21 at 7-8 pm
Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the zoom link


BuddhaPath App Available Now

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation has just created an app to practice The Buddha Path on your cellphone or tablet! This app provides invaluable resources to aid Dharma practitioners in their learning, contemplation, and meditation on the essence of Buddha Shakyamuni’s entire teachings.

Click here for Apple download

Click here for Android download


How to Prevent Fear and Protect Ourselves: 100% Cautious 0% Fear

Our compassionate teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, has taken steps to help Sangha around the world to care for themselves and others during this time of worldwide spread of COVID-19:

“At this time, many people around the world have fear and suffering because of the novel coronavirus. During this time, it is very good to pray and practice Dharma more. As said by the Buddha, during earthquakes, natural disasters, war, epidemics, or famine, those who practice Dharma and help others create immeasurable merit that will benefit oneself and all beings.

“The fundamental characteristic of the minds of beings is hope and fear. All beings always hope for happiness and fear suffering. Now there is a new disease spreading and everyone is afraid. Sentient beings already have fear. Now they have more fear than usual. We must manage and reduce our fear and worry, focus on solutions, and take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha more than ever. Do not fixate on fear or worry, or overreact to the situation.”

To download his complete message, click here.

In addition, the Holy Vajra Master has announced a mantra campaign of 108 million sacred mantras. To participate in this worldwide campaign, download and read the complete letter here.

June 2020

Buddha Path Practice

Weekly online sessions Monday evenings on Zoom, 7-8 pm. We will start with shamatha, then recite a prayer to ‘The Three Roots’ (Guru Padmasambhava, Dewa Avalokiteshvara, and Dakini Tara), a practice that Rinpoche specifically created to help us in this difficult time. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

If you would like to attend, contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com to get the zoom invitation.


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2020 Global Online Tara Drupchen

June 5, 6, & 7, 2020

Please join H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the international Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha for the Third Annual Grand Tara Drupchen. Practitioners and friends from around the world will attend this glorious online gathering of like-minded individuals joining together in heart, mind, voice, music, and visual splendor. Join this virtual international assembly to experience the power of love and compassion in the world.

The Grand Blessing Ceremony of the 10,000 Offerings to the 21 Noble Taras is a three-day group practice and devotion to the great compassionate victorious Mother Tara, female Buddha revered by Buddhists around the world. It is said that Tara – manifestation of Avalokiteshvara – alleviates all fear, anxiety, obstacles and dangers, helping all who call her name.

https://taradrupchen.org/


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How to Prevent Fear and Protect Ourselves: 100% Cautious 0% Fear

Our compassionate teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, has taken steps to help Sangha around the world to care for themselves and others during this time of worldwide spread of COVID-19:

“At this time, many people around the world have fear and suffering because of the novel coronavirus. During this time, it is very good to pray and practice Dharma more. As said by the Buddha, during earthquakes, natural disasters, war, epidemics, or famine, those who practice Dharma and help others create immeasurable merit that will benefit oneself and all beings.

“The fundamental characteristic of the minds of beings is hope and fear. All beings always hope for happiness and fear suffering. Now there is a new disease spreading and everyone is afraid. Sentient beings already have fear. Now they have more fear than usual. We must manage and reduce our fear and worry, focus on solutions, and take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha more than ever. Do not fixate on fear or worry, or overreact to the situation.”

To download his complete message, click here.

In addition, the Holy Vajra Master has announced a mantra campaign of 108 million sacred mantras. To participate in this worldwide campaign, download and read the complete letter here.

Rinpoche is currently giving amazing compassionate teachings, daily, on Facebook. To watch, visit here.

May 2020

Buddha Path Practice

During this time of social distancing, the Salt Lake Sangha offers weekly online sessions, on Skype, every Monday evening at 7:00-8:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

If you would like to participate, contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com to get the ZOOM invitation.


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2020 Global Online Tara Drupchen

June 5, 6, & 7, 2020

Please join H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the international Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha for the Third Annual Grand Tara Drupchen. Practitioners and friends from around the world will attend this glorious online gathering of like-minded individuals joining together in heart, mind, voice, music, and visual splendor. Join this virtual international assembly to experience the power of love and compassion in the world.

The Grand Blessing Ceremony of the 10,000 Offerings to the 21 Noble Taras is a three-day group practice and devotion to the great compassionate victorious Mother Tara, female Buddha revered by Buddhists around the world. It is said that Tara – manifestation of Avalokiteshvara – alleviates all fear, anxiety, obstacles and dangers, helping all who call her name.

https://taradrupchen.org/


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How to Prevent Fear and Protect Ourselves: 100% Cautious 0% Fear

Our compassionate teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, has taken steps to help Sangha around the world to care for themselves and others during this time of worldwide spread of COVID-19:

“At this time, many people around the world have fear and suffering because of the novel coronavirus. During this time, it is very good to pray and practice Dharma more. As said by the Buddha, during earthquakes, natural disasters, war, epidemics, or famine, those who practice Dharma and help others create immeasurable merit that will benefit oneself and all beings.

“The fundamental characteristic of the minds of beings is hope and fear. All beings always hope for happiness and fear suffering. Now there is a new disease spreading and everyone is afraid. Sentient beings already have fear. Now they have more fear than usual. We must manage and reduce our fear and worry, focus on solutions, and take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha more than ever. Do not fixate on fear or worry, or overreact to the situation.”

To download his complete message, click here.

In addition, the Holy Vajra Master has announced a mantra campaign of 108 million sacred mantras. To participate in this worldwide campaign, download and read the complete letter here.

Rinpoche is currently giving amazing compassionate teachings, daily, on Facebook. To watch, visit here.

 

 

April 2020

Buddha Path Practice

During this time of ‘social distancing’, the Salt Lake Sangha offers weekly online sessions, on Skype, every Monday evening at 7:00-8:00 pm. (Note earlier start time).

Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

If you would like to participate, please send your Skype ID to saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com and we will add you to the call.


Sponsor Urgently Needed Facemasks

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA (DSSF) is calling on anyone who wants to join in the humanitarian effort to supply vital personal protection to the general public at this vital time. DSSF has found a supplier of high-quality FDA-approved surgical masks, ready to export them to the US immediately. Such protective face masks are difficult to find, yet are necessary to help communities all over the country to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

Currently, it costs about $1 to produce and ship one face mask (disposable ear-loop style) to the United States. DSSF has an initial goal to raise $12,000 USD in order to disperse 12,000 masks. DSSF will not make any profit whatsoever from your donation. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of our international Sangha, your donation will go entirely to the cost of importing and distributing these masks.

Donations can be used either to sponsor masks for others who desperately need them, or for yourself, family, and friends (up to a maximum of 50 per person).

Please donate NOW to this critical life-saving campaign!


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H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

How to Prevent Fear and Protect Ourselves: 100% Cautious 0% Fear

Our compassionate teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, has taken steps to help Sangha around the world to care for themselves and others during this time of worldwide spread of COVID-19:

“At this time, many people around the world have fear and suffering because of the novel coronavirus. During this time, it is very good to pray and practice Dharma more. As said by the Buddha, during earthquakes, natural disasters, war, epidemics, or famine, those who practice Dharma and help others
create immeasurable merit that will benefit oneself and all beings.

“The fundamental characteristic of the minds of beings is hope and fear. All beings always hope for happiness and fear suffering. Now there is a new disease spreading and everyone is afraid. Sentient beings already have fear. Now they have more fear than usual. We must manage and reduce our fear and worry, focus on solutions, and take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha more than ever. Do not fixate on fear or worry, or overreact to the situation.”

To download his complete message, click here.

In addition, the Holy Vajra Master has announced a mantra campaign of 108 million sacred mantras. To participate in this worldwide campaign, download and read the complete letter here.

Rinpoche is currently giving amazing compassionate teachings, daily, on Facebook. To watch, visit here.

 

 

March 2020

Buddha Path Practice

During this time of ‘social distancing’, the Salt Lake Sangha offers weekly online sessions, on Skype, every Monday evening at 7:30-8:30 pm.

Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

If you would like to participate, please send your Skype ID to saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com and we will add you to the call.


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H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

How to Prevent Fear and Protect Ourselves: 100% Cautious 0% Fear

A Message from our Holy Vajra Master

Our compassionate teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, has taken steps to help Sangha around the world to care for themselves and others during this time of worldwide spread of COVID-19:

“At this time, many people around the world have fear and suffering because of the novel coronavirus. During this time, it is very good to pray and practice Dharma more. As said by the Buddha, during earthquakes, natural disasters, war, epidemics, or famine, those who practice Dharma and help others create immeasurable merit that will benefit oneself and all beings.

“The fundamental characteristic of the minds of beings is hope and fear. All beings always hope for happiness and fear suffering. Now there is a new disease spreading and everyone is afraid. Sentient beings already have fear. Now they have more fear than usual. We must manage and reduce our fear and worry, focus on solutions, and take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha more than ever. Do not fixate on fear or worry, or overreact to the situation.”

To download his complete message, click here.

In addition, Rinpoche has announced a mantra campaign of 108 million sacred mantras. To participate in this worldwide campaign, download and read the complete letter here.

Rinpoche is currently giving amazing compassionate teachings, daily, on Facebook. To watch, visit here.


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When: Monday, March 9 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Ogden Main Library

Join Mari Abe Evans for light-hearted dharma discussion and practice, specifically for women. ‘Dakini’ has many meanings: it can be any woman, or it can refer to enlightened female qualities. Ultimately, it means anyone who wants to do good things. That virtuous intention is so powerful! Mari will share some ideas for how to access that power and bring happiness and fulfillment to your life.

Mari (Principal Dharma Acharya Trainer Padma Shiwa Tso) is an authorized Dharma Teacher of the Dzogchen Buddha Path Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Mari was born and raised in Japan and she currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she met Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in 2005. She is a member of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Association of Salt Lake City, where she gives frequent teachings to the local sangha. Mari has attended eight Dzogchen Lineage Internships and numerous week-long retreats. In 2012, Mari completed translation of the Buddha Path, 2nd Edition into Japanese.

Please confirm attendance: saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com


Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year, including a retreat in Las Vegas, a Dakini Retreat and Spring Retreat at the Dzogchen Retreat Center, and the Tara Drupchen.

Retreat schedule

February 2020

Buddha Path Practice

First and third Mondays: February 3rd and 17th at 7:30-8:45 pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled in before practice. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.


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Bodhi Lama Orgyen Zangpo (Lama Kunzang)

Special Event: Two Public Teachings with Visiting Teacher Bodhi Lama Kunzang

Happiness is In Your Grasp!
How timeless Buddhist teachings can help you to be happy in our busy, modern world
Sunday, February 9th, 7-9 pm
Wasatch Retreat Center (ECCU)
75 South 200 East, SLC, UT 84111

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation
How meditation on Buddha’s teachings increase happiness, wisdom, and compassion
Monday, February 10th, 7-9 pm
Ogden Main Library
2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden UT 84401

Suggested donation for each event: $20 (No one turned away for lack of funds)
Bodhi Lama Orgyen Zangpo (Lama Kunzang) has studied and practiced Buddhism for over twenty-five years as both a lay practitioner and monk-in-training. Since 2003, he has devoted his practice to the vast and profound teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage under the guidance and instruction of his root teacher, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He has received extensive Dharma teacher’s training during numerous Buddhists retreats and extended Dzogchen Lineage Internships. Orgyen Zangpo is recognized for his clear and direct teaching style, which emphasizes 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.


Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year, including the Daka Retreat at the Dzogchen Retreat Center, retreats in Hawaii, Portland, and Moscow.

Retreat schedule

January 2020

Buddha Path Practice

First and third Mondays: January 6th and 20th at 7:30-8:45 pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled in before practice. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.


Tibetan Buddhist Meditation: An Introduction

University of Utah Lifelong Learning Class: Four Tuesday evenings starting January 21, 6:30-8:30pm

Learn to reduce stress, anxiety, and traumas, and increase well-being and happiness through Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. Explore calm abiding meditation (shamatha), The Four Noble Truths, developing compassion (tonglen practice), the 12 Wisdoms, and fundamentals of Buddhist view according to the Dzogchen Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. No previous meditation experience is required. Students may sit on the floor (please bring a comfortable cushion), or chairs will be provided. Registration is limited; sign up today! If the class is full, you can sign up for the waiting list.


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Bodhi Lama Orgyen Zangpo (Lama Kunzang)

Special Event: Two Public Teachings with Visiting Teacher Bodhi Lama Kunzang

Happiness is In Your Grasp!
How timeless Buddhist teachings can help you to be happy in our busy, modern world
Sunday, February 9th, 7-9 pm
Wasatch Retreat Center (ECCU)
75 South 200 East, SLC, UT 84111

Essentials of Buddhist Meditation
How meditation on Buddha’s teachings increase happiness, wisdom, and compassion
Monday, February 10th, 7-9 pm
Ogden Main Library
2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden UT 84401

Suggested donation for each event: $20 (No one turned away for lack of funds)
Bodhi Lama Orgyen Zangpo (Lama Kunzang) has studied and practiced Buddhism for over twenty-five years as both a lay practitioner and monk-in-training. Since 2003, he has devoted his practice to the vast and profound teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage under the guidance and instruction of his root teacher, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He has received extensive Dharma teacher’s training during numerous Buddhists retreats and extended Dzogchen Lineage Internships. Orgyen Zangpo is recognized for his clear and direct teaching style, which emphasizes 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.


Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year, including the Daka Retreat at the Dzogchen Retreat Center, retreats in Hawaii, Portland, and Moscow.

Retreat schedule


 

December 2019

Buddha Path Practice

First and third Mondays: December 4th and 16th at 7:30-8:45 pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled in before practice. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.


Public Teaching: Principles of Meditation

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In this session we will examine the five points of powerful practice from the sutra section of The Buddha Path – pure intention, clear visualization, powerful recitation, perfect mudra, and correct meditation – then practice The Great Peace Prayer of Buddha together.

Monday, December 9th
7-8:30pm
Location: Anderson-Foothill Library

Dharma Acharya Instructor Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, a Tibetan Meditation Master, for 15 years and has completed more than 12 months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.


Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation Retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year, including the 2019 Dzogchen Buddha Path Buddhism and Science Conference; a winter retreat at the Dzogchen Retreat Center; and retreats in Hawaii, Portland, and Moscow.

Retreat schedule


Generosity Opportunity

Meditation Cushion Sets for The Dzogchen Retreat Center

The Dzogchen Retreat Center, located in central Oregon, is a place where students of Tibetan Buddhism train to improve their lives, become authorized dharma teachers, and ultimately become enlightened beings through the extraordinary Dharma system of the Dzogchen Lineage, thus bringing benefit to this world and all beings. The ‘Vajrasana’ is a traditional meditation seat that is an important condition for these goals, since students spend several hours each day in formal meditation on their cushions.

One set, including mat and cushion, is produced specifically for this purpose, and costs approximately $100 USD. The Salt Lake City Dzogchen Sangha has pledged to sponsor 30 sets, so our goal is to raise $3,000 USD. Please join this generosity opportunity and create great merit! It is said that anyone who sponsors a virtuous activity such as a meditation retreat gathers equal merit as the practitioner, so your contribution will generate lasting benefit to yourself and others. Even a small contribution of a few dollars is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

We are getting close to our goal: only $780 left to go before December 31st. Please help us meet our goal and create beautiful merit!

Make a donation

For more information about the Dzogchen Lineage: http://www.thebuddhapath.org