November 2019

Buddha Path Practice

Regular practice with sangha: November 4th at 7:30pm. Please plan to arrive at 7:15pm. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.


Cultivating Gratitude: Buddhist Meditation for Thanksgiving

Join Mari Abe Evans (Dharma Acharya Pema Shiwa Tso) for a light-hearted sampling of meditation techniques for increasing love, compassion and joy in the holiday season.

A native of Japan, Mari has been studying Buddhism for 15 years under the guidance of H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Yogi in the Dzogchen Lineage. She has attended numerous retreats, and recently completed a Japanese translation of The Buddha Path, a daily practice text. Mari currently lives in Salt Lake City.

When: Monday, November 18th at 7-8:30pm
Where: Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108


Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation Retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year. The next is the Autumn Retreat at the Dzogchen Retreat Center, October 26th – November 3rd. 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!

Make a donation

For more information about the Dzogchen Lineage: http://www.thebuddhapath.org

October 2019

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation: an Introduction

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University of Utah Lifelong Learning Class: Four Tuesday evenings starting October 22, 6:30-8:30pm

Learn to reduce stress, anxiety, and traumas, and increase well-being and happiness through Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. Explore calm abiding meditation (shamatha), The Four Noble Truths, developing compassion (tonglen practice), the 12 Wisdoms, and fundamentals of Buddhist view according to the Dzogchen Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. No previous meditation experience is required. Students may sit on the floor (please bring a comfortable cushion), or chairs will be provided. Register here


Buddha Path Practice

Regular practice with sangha: October 7th and 21st (1st and 3rd Mondays) at 7:30pm. Please plan to arrive at 7:15pm. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.


Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation Retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year. The next is the Autumn Retreat at the Dzogchen Retreat Center, October 26th – November 3rd. 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!

Make a donation

For more information about the Dzogchen Lineage: http://www.thebuddhapath.org

Summer 2019

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Saga Dawa Retreat and Celebration

Join us for a special event commemorating Saga Dawa Duchen! Saga Dawa is the fourth lunar month and the holiest time of the Tibetan Buddhist Year. This precious time culminates in the observation of Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment and parinirvana on the 15th Lunar Day, known as Saga Dawa Duchen.

This year, Saga Dawa Duchen occurs on Monday, June 17th 2019. On this auspicious day, the power of positive and negative intentions and actions increases one billion (1,000,000,000) times or more. With this in mind, the Salt Lake City Sangha would like to invite you to join our half-day retreat and celebration to commemorate Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightenment and Parinirvana.

This ceremony will be a precious time for Sangha to get together, engage in virtuous Dharma activities, and enjoy each other’s company. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Schedule:
4-4:50 pm Mandala offering practice
5:10-6 pm Buddha Path practice (Sutra or Dzogchen section)
6-7:30 pm Dinner (Indian/Nepali take-out)
7:30-8:30 pm Prayers, Mantras and Aspirations; Concluding practice

Please join us for dinner and concluding practice at 6 pm, even if you can’t come at 4 pm.

We will meet at Jay Moreland’s home in Sandy. Please inquire for address and confirm attendance.

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Volunteer at the Dzogchen Retreat Center

Volunteers needed for the 2019 Dzogchen Lineage Internship (July-September)! We are looking for babysitters, kitchen help, operation manager and assistants, from as little as one week to the full three months. Great opportunity to meet international sangha, receive teachings, and experience the magical atmosphere of the Dzogchen Retreat Center near Eugene, Oregon. Contact us for more information.

Buddha Path Practice

Regular practice of The Buddha Path with local sangha: 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 pm. Please inquire for address.

Upcoming Events March-April ’19

Visiting Teacher Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young

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Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young

We are excited to have Lama Sean visit us next month for three public teachings!

Tuesday April 2
7-9 pm
‘Overcoming Afflictive Emotions’
Wasatch Retreat Center

Wednesday April 3
7-8:30 pm
‘Nourishing Happiness’
Park City Library

Thursday April 4
6:30-8 pm
‘Increasing Peace of Mind’
Ogden Main Library

Suggested donation: $20 for one or $50 for all three sessions. No one turned away for lack of funds.

ABOUT JIGME LAMA SEAN D. YOUNG
Venerable Archarya Jigme 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 19 years and has directly assisted Rinpoche with the first three editions of the Buddhist book, The Buddha Path. Lama Sean has also graduated from nine 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, Lama Sean 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, Lama Sean 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.

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.

Introduction to Buddha Path Practice

March 18th at 7:30pm. For location and details: saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com

Copies of The Buddha Path will be provided. To purchase your own practice text, order from lulu.

Continuing Buddha Path Practice

Regular practice with sangha: March 25th at 7:30pm. (Please arrive a few minutes early).
Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.

DSSF Retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year. Coming up:

2019 Dzogchen Buddha Path Dakini Retreat (Women only) March 20-24 at the Dzogchen Retreat Center with Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure

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2019 Grand Tara Drupchen May 3-5 in Portland, Oregon

2019 Dzogchen Buddha Path Spring Retreat May 25-June 2 at the Dzogchen Retreat Center with Bodhi Lama Erik Jung

Retreat schedule

Volunteer at the Dzogchen Retreat Center

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Volunteers needed for the 2019 Dzogchen Lineage Internship (July-September)! We are looking for babysitters, kitchen help, operation manager and assistants, from as little as one week to the full three months. Great opportunity to meet international sangha, receive teachings, and experience the magical atmosphere of the Dzogchen Retreat Center near Eugene, Oregon. Contact us for more information.

Upcoming Events 3/2-3/15

Continuing Buddha Path Practice

Regular practice with sangha: March 4th at 7:30pm. (Please arrive a few minutes early).
Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.

Introduction to Buddha Path Practice

March 11th at 7:30pm. For location and details: saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com

For this session, we will learn and practice from the Preliminary Practice of the text, The Buddha Path.

About The Buddha Path:
“Although sentient beings engage in infinite activities, they do so with a single ultimate purpose. This is to attain absolute peace and unchangeable happiness. This is the goal of the Buddha’s teachings and the entire intention behind the creation of this book. Because all sentient beings have this same intention, anyone wishing to practice Buddhism is welcome to undertake this concise and powerful Dharma practice—The Buddha Path. This is an open door to the Buddhadharma.

The Preliminary Practice is at the heart of all subsequent spiritual practice… This practice tames the mind, subdues pride, eliminates guilt, and heals through the blessing of Buddha’s wisdom power, thereby removing the obstacles to the path of Enlightenment.”

Visiting Teacher Bodhi Lama Sean Young

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Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young

We are excited to have Lama Sean visit us next month for three public teachings!

Tuesday April 2
7-9 pm
Wasatch Retreat Center

Wednesday April 3
7-8:30 pm
Park City Library

Thursday April 4
7-8:30 pm
TBA

More details coming soon…

DSSF Retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year. Coming up:

2019 Dzogchen Buddha Path Dakini Retreat (Women only) March 20-24 at the Dzogchen Retreat Center with Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure

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2019 Grand Tara Drupchen May 3-5 in Portland, Oregon

2019 Dzogchen Buddha Path Spring Retreat May 25-June 2 at the Dzogchen Retreat Center with Bodhi Lama Erik Jung

Retreat schedule

Volunteer at the Dzogchen Retreat Center

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Volunteers needed for the 2019 Dzogchen Lineage Internship (July-September)! We are looking for babysitters, kitchen help, operation manager and assistants, from as little as one week to the full three months. Great opportunity to meet international sangha, receive teachings, and experience the magical atmosphere of the Dzogchen Retreat Center near Eugene, Oregon. Contact us for more information.

Upcoming Events (Jan. 20 – Feb. 3)

Buddha Path practice with local sangha

Regular practice with sangha: January 21 (1st and 3rd Mondays) at 7:30pm. Please plan to arrive at 7:15pm so that we can start on time. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.


Preliminary Practice of The Buddha Path

Reading from the Preliminary Practice of The Buddha Path with instructions and commentary

Dharma Acharya Instructor Joseph Evans
Monday, January 28
7:30-8:30pm
Location: private home (email saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for address)


Tibetan Buddhist Meditation: an Introduction

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University of Utah Lifelong Learning Class: Four Tuesday evenings in February, 6:30-8:30pm

Learn to reduce stress, anxiety, and traumas, and increase well-being and happiness through Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. Explore calm abiding meditation (shamatha), The Four Noble Truths, developing compassion (tonglen practice), the 12 Wisdoms, and fundamentals of Buddhist view according to the Dzogchen Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. No previous meditation experience is required. Students may sit on the floor (please bring a comfortable cushion), or chairs will be provided. Registration is limited; sign up today!


Visiting Teacher Bodhi Lama Kunzang

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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. Coming up:

2019 Dzogchen Hawaii Retreat February 2-10 with Bodhi Lama Shannon Young

2019 Dzogchen Las Vegas Buddha Path Retreat February 2-10 with Bodhi Lama Kunzang

2019 Salt Lake City Dzogchen Spring Retreat Dates TBA with Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young

2019 Grand Tara Drupchen May 3-5 in Portland, Oregon

Retreat schedule

January 2019

Buddha Path practice with local sangha

Regular practice with sangha: January 7th (1st and 3rd Mondays) at 7:30pm. Please plan to arrive at 7:15pm so that we can start on time. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location and details.


Introduction to Sutra Practice

Practice from the Sutra Section of The Buddha Path and short teaching on how to start a regular meditation routine

Dharma Acharya Instructor Joseph Evans
Monday, January 14th
7:30-8:30pm
Location: private home (email saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for address)


Tibetan Buddhist Meditation: an Introduction

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University of Utah Lifelong Learning Class: Four Tuesday evenings in February, 6:30-8:30pm

Learn to reduce stress, anxiety, and traumas, and increase well-being and happiness through Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. Explore calm abiding meditation (shamatha), The Four Noble Truths, developing compassion (tonglen practice), the 12 Wisdoms, and fundamentals of Buddhist view according to the Dzogchen Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. No previous meditation experience is required. Students may sit on the floor (please bring a comfortable cushion), or chairs will be provided. Registration is limited; sign up today!


Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation Retreats

For starting or deepening your practice, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation provides many opportunities throughout the year. Coming up:

2019 Dzogchen Hawaii Retreat February 2-10 with Bodhi Lama Shannon Young

2019 Dzogchen Las Vegas Buddha Path Retreat February 2-10 with Bodhi Lama Kunzang

2019 Salt Lake City Dzogchen Spring Retreat Dates TBA with Bodhi Lama Sean D. Young

2019 Grand Tara Drupchen May 3-5 in Portland, Oregon

Retreat schedule