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 and we will add you to the call.

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.

Dakini Power: Buddhist Meditation for Women68ADF880-8C36-4D9D-8D33-866E58C24735

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.

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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