MAY 2021

Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young

Guest Teacher Bodhi Lama Sean D. young

We are so happy to invite Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young to give a teaching on how to understand and practice the essential Buddhist principles of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha! Newcomers and practitioners from all levels are welcome to attend.

Monday, May 3, 7-8 pm

Email for the Zoom link.

Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young, Padma Jigme Dorje, is an authorized Lama and Dharma Teacher in the Dzogchen Lineage of Buddhism. Lama Sean has studied with his root teacher His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for over 21 years and has directly assisted Rinpoche with the first three editions of the Buddhist book, The Buddha Path. Lama Sean has also graduated from twelve 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.

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

Lama Sean 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. Lama Sean 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.

Online SLC Sangha Buddha Path Teachings and Practice

Monday, May 3, 7-8 pm
Teaching with Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young: Getting to Know Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

Monday, May 10, 7-8 pm
Buddha Path Practice

Monday, May 17, 7-8 pm
Teaching: Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
Following up on Lama Sean’s teaching on the three jewels.

Monday, May 24
No SLC Practice
Please join the Saga Dawa Event for practice and teaching on this day. (See below).

Monday, May 31, 7-8 pm
Buddha Path Practice

Email for the Zoom link for all sessions.

Practices and teachings will be led by Dharma Acharya Instructor Joe Evans, a long-time student of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The practice texts will be screen-shared, so you don’t need your own; but see below for a link to The Buddha Path App if you wish to practice individually as well.

international Sangha teachings and programs

Ongoing Teaching Schedule: a current schedule of online teachings and daily practices with sangha around the world

May 7-10, 2021
72-Hour Dzogchen Buddha Path International Tara Practice 2021
Details and registration

May 18-29, 2021
Saga Dawa Enlightened Month Practice and Celebration 2021
Details and registration

June 30-July 31, 2021
2021 Internet Teaching and Training Program
Details and registration

Buddha Path app

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.