2016 Spring Schedule

Joyful Path, Joyful Result: 
Integrating Buddhist principles into daily life
An Evening with Venerable Acharya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young

Friday, March 11 at 7:00-9:00 pm
The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd)
Contact:  saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com

$15 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young, Padma Jigme Dorje, is an authorized Lama and Dharma Teacher in the Dzogchen Lineage of Buddhism. Sean has studied with his root teacher His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for over 15 years and has directly assisted Rinpoche with the first three editions of the Buddhist book, The Buddha Path. Jigme Lama has also graduated from five Dzogchen Lineage Internships along with many seasonal retreats beginning with the first US 10-day retreat led by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in 2000, near Fruitland, Utah. In 2014, Jigme Lama also received an advanced degree of Vajra Yoga Practitioner at the first Dzogchen Lineage Internship commencement ceremony at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA. In the same year, Jigme Lama was authorized by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, along with eight other Lamas, as a Venerable Archarya Lama. The Lamas were selected through a dynamic process of divination, prayer, Rinpoche’s 10-year evaluation, and a majority vote of the 2014 Dzogchen Lineage Internship Sangha.

Jigme Lama’s teaching activities began with teaching introductory Buddhism courses in 2002. Since then, Sean has taught hundreds of students in public teaching events, university guest lectures, weekend workshops, seasonal Dzogchen Lineage retreats, and tutoring during Dzogchen Lineage Internships.

Jigme Lama aspires to embody the principle of inclusiveness, dedicating his life to practicing and teaching the Dharma and serving as President of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation, while being a loving husband and father, and maintaining a career as a creative professional. Jigme Lama is currently supporting the publication of future editions of the Buddha Path and other texts and aspires to fulfill his teacher’s aspirations to help establish a stable Dharma system to promulgate the Dzogchen lineage throughout the world and benefit all beings.

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SLC Dzogchen Spring Retreat
‘Joyful Path, Joyful Result’

A weekend workshop with Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation and Dzogchen Shri Singha of Salt Lake City are honored to announce the fourth annual Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat in Salt Lake City from Saturday March 12, through Sunday March 13, 2016. Students will observe a full-time weekend schedule of from 9 am to 5 pm under the instruction of Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young. The retreat will be centrally located at Wasatch Retreat and Conference Center in the Episcopal Church Center of Utah near downtown Salt Lake City. An urban retreat setting allows for deeper immersion into the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism while allowing participants the convenience and comfort of lodging at their homes with families. The 2015 Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat is designed to give students practical skills for coping with the stressors of modern life and for developing one’s innate love and compassion while bringing happiness to others. This year’s program is themed “Joyful Path, Joyful Result,” a simple and integrated approach towards integrating Buddhist principles into one’s daily activities surrounding work, family, and community.

Saturday & Sunday March 12th-13th, 9 am-5 pm

Wasatch Retreat Center in downtown Salt Lake City (75 South 200 East)

$50 for both Saturday and Sunday, $35 for Saturday only.
To register or for more details, contact Joe: saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com or 801-403-9880

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Introduction to Buddhism classes 
This spring, we are offering a series of classes that will focus on some key fundamental principles of Buddhism and introduce simple tools for transforming negative emotions, increasing one’s personal happiness and becoming a powerful condition for helping others. Each session will be an informal dharma discussion followed by short practice from The Buddha Path, a practice manual by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Classes are at The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd) at 7:00-8:30 pm.

February 21: Dharma is positive thinking

March 6: Letting go of negative emotions

March 20: The Four Noble Truths of the Enlightened

April 3: Practicing self-confidence

April 17: Creating good karma

May 15: Refuge is freedom–Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

May 29: Developing compassion

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience required. Drop in for any class, or plan to attend all to deepen your practice. Suggested donation: $5.

This class will be taught by Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje), who has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 11 years, and has completed more than five months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.


Buddha Path practice schedule
For experienced Buddha Path practitioners: The local sangha meets at the SLC Main Library (conference room E, next to the children’s library downstairs, unless noted otherwise) from 1:30-3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month:
2/28 (conf. room A)
3/13 no practice (during Spring Retreat)
3/27 no practice (Easter holiday)
5/8 no practice (Mother’s day)
Please let us know if you plan to attend. saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com



Love and Compassion + Awareness and Wisdom = Dzogchen Lineage