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 for location and details.

Public Teaching: Principles of Meditation


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
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

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