February-March 2017 Schedule


Intro to Buddhism class

In this five-session class, we will explore the fundamental Buddhist principle of the five positive thinkings—renunciation, compassion, faith, love and wisdom—which are the cause of your happiness and a condition for others’ happiness. The five positive thinkings are simple, easy to hold and practice, yet they open up to the vast and profound lineage of Shakyamuni Buddha. In each session, we will start with calm abiding meditation, then explore one of the ‘five positive thinkings’ in depth and learn simple methods for applying them in daily life. Taught by Jessica Montgomery and Joseph Evans, both long-time students of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

When: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7-8:15 pm
Where:  The Yoga Center

February 5th: ‘renunciation: letting go of negative thinking’—Jessica

February 19th: ‘compassion: finding the cause of suffering’—Joe

March 5th: ‘faith: seeing your goodness’—Jessica

March 19th: ‘love: the glorious energy of rejoicing’—Joe

April 2nd: ‘wisdom: who am I? what is my nature?’—Jessica

Everyone is welcome. It’s okay to attend just one; you don’t have to sign up for all five classes. Suggested donation: $5-$10 (for using the space; extra offerings go to the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Authorized dharma teacher Jessica Montgomery (Pema Dang Tsul-tso) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 7 years, and has completed 2 months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. She loves dharma, and is excited to share what she loves with you.

Authorized dharma teacher Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 12 years, and has completed more than six months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Ongoing Buddha Path practice

When: Mondays at 7 pm
Where: contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the address


Practicing Peace in Challenging Times
Dzogchen Buddha Path Salt Lake City Teachings

When: March 10-12, 2017
Where: Wasatch Retreat Center

Dzogchen Shri Singha Association of Salt Lake City is pleased to invite visiting teacher, Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young, for a weekend of Buddhist teachings at The Wasatch Retreat Center (Episcopal Church Center of Utah), 75 South 200 East, SLC UT, 84111.

Friday March 10, 7-9 pm ‘Transforming Suffering
Saturday March 11, 2-5 pm ‘What is Happiness?’
Sunday March 12, 2-5 pm ‘Refuge

This weekend workshop on ‘Practicing Peace in Challenging Times‘ offers time-tested solutions of Buddhist wisdom to the various problems of modern life.

Suggested donation: $50 for all three sessions, or $15 for Friday evening only, $30 for Saturday only, or $30 for Sunday only. 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 17 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.

For more information, contact:
Joe Evans, coordinator, Dzogchen Shri Singha Association of SLC
Phone: 801-403-9880