JANUARY 2021

Online SLC Sangha Buddha Path Teachings and Practice

Monday, January 4, 7-8 pm
Teaching: The Four Noble Truths of the Enlightened
Learn these beautiful and fundamental principles of Buddhism, which offer unique approaches to decreasing suffering for ourselves and others, and increasing happiness now and in the future.

Monday, January 11 , 7-8 pm
Preliminary Practice

Monday, January 18, 7-8 pm
Teaching: Karma: The Natural Law of Cause and Effect
In this teaching, we dive into the fundamental principles with a teaching on karma, which is an empowering teaching that explains how we can understand where we are, how we got here, and how to swiftly transform our lives for the better.

Monday, January 25, 7-8 pm
Sutra Practice

Practices and teachings will be led by Dharma Acharya 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.

Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.


100 Days of Facebook Teachings with Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha

Join Dzogchen Buddha Path teachers from around the world for teachings on the View, Meditation and Conduct of the Dzogchen Buddha Path Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

North American (English) teachings at 8:00-9:00 pm MST every evening.

Like Dzogchen Buddha Path on Facebook to get notifications


2021 Dzogchen Buddha Path Hawaii Internet Teaching Program

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce our annual Dzogchen Buddha Path Hawaii Internet Teaching Program. This program will be taught by Eminent Bodhi Lama Master, Dr. Shannon Young under the guidance of His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

The training will include in-depth and direct teachings on the sacred text The Buddha Path, the Buddhist fundamentals, and will include many practices including mantra recitation, reciting sacred text, visualizations, music making, light offerings, and food offerings.

February 11-15, 2021
Click here for details.


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.

DECEMBER 2020

butter lamp offering at the Dzogchen Retreat Center

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

Buddha Path practices with short teaching, led by Dharma Acharya Instructor Joe Evans. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed. This month we will look at the Preliminary and Concluding Practices from The Concise Buddha Path. These practices are found on The Buddha Path app. (See below for downloading instructions).

Monday, December 7th, 7-8 pm
Preliminary Practice

Monday, December 21st, 7-8 pm
Concluding Practice

Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.


100 Days of Facebook Teachings with Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha

Join Dzogchen Buddha Path teachers from around the world for teachings on the View, Meditation and Conduct of the Dzogchen Buddha Path Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

North American (English) teachings at 8:00-9:00 pm MST every evening.

Like Dzogchen Buddha Path on Facebook to get notifications


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Dzogchen Buddha Path Winter Teaching Program

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce our annual Dzogchen Buddha Path Winter Teaching Program, modified as an at-home program. The Winter Internet Teaching Program will be taught by Bodhi Lama Orgyen Zangpo (Lama Kunzang) under the guidance of His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. This five-day program will be held online via Zoom, and presents an ideal opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage and practice the Dzogchen Buddha Path.

We are currently reinventing our program in a powerful way in order to harness the accumulation power of group practice and bring us together virtually and remotely in order to practice Dharma together. We are excited for the opportunity to continue to develop a model for distance learning, contemplation and meditation that will serve us for decades to come!

The 2020 Winter Internet Teaching Program will commence on Wednesday December 30, 2020, 6:00 pm PST and conclude on Sunday, January 3 2020, 5:00 pm PST. This year’s five days of teaching and training will include in-depth and direct teachings on the sacred text The Buddha Path, the Buddhist fundamentals, and will include many practices such as reciting sacred texts, mantra recitations, personal thuns (practice sessions), etc.

Please register here.


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.

NOVEMBER 2020

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

Buddha Path practices with short teachings, led by Dharma Acharya Instructor Joe Evans. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

Monday, November 16th, 7-8 pm
Sutra Practice from The Buddha Path

Monday, November 30th, 7-8 pm
TBA

email saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the zoom link

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.

October 2020

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

Buddha Path practices with short teachings, led by Dharma Acharya Instructor Joe Evans. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

Monday, October 5, 7-8 pm
Teaching on Buddha Nature

Monday, October 26, 7-8 pm
Teaching on The Six Paramitas (Transcendental Perfections)

email saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the zoom link

online global Padmasambhava blessing ceremony

October 16-19

Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation invites everyone to participate in this 72-Hour Nonstop Worldwide Prayer and Blessing Ceremony of Guru Padmasambhava. This continuous three-day event will be led by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the International Dzogchen Buddha Path Dharma Teachers and Sangha. It is an auspicious opportunity to gather together with all those who wish to generate peace and health and wish to eliminate all obstacles to world harmony. We will broadcast from many locations around the world, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Europe, and North America. More information is forthcoming. RSVP or click here for more information.


BuddhaPath App Available Now

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.

September 2020

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

In September, there will be two Buddha Path practices with short teachings. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

Please note the change from our usual schedule:

Wednesday, September 9, 7-8 pm

Monday, September 21, 7-8 pm

email saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the zoom link


2020 Internet Teaching and Training Program: 3rd month registration open!

Due to the overwhelming success of the first two months of the 2020 Dzogchen Buddha Path Internet Teaching and Training Program, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the Dzogchen Buddha Path Committee are pleased to announce the decision to open the third month to new incoming students.

Instruction begins on Sunday, September 13th at 9pm (MDT) and concludes Wednesday, October 14th. There are no prerequisites. All are welcome to register and enroll, whether or not you attended either the first or second month of the program. Exact schedule will be announced soon.

Click here for details


BuddhaPath App Available Now

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.

August 2020

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

This month, we will have two Buddha Path practices that include a short teaching from the currently ongoing Internet Teaching and Training Program. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

Topic: SLC Buddha Path Practice
Time: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, August 11 and 25 at 7-8 pm
Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the zoom link


BuddhaPath App Available Now

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.

July 2020

Online Buddha Path Practice & Short Teaching

This month, we will have two Buddha Path practices that include a short teaching from the currently ongoing Internet Teaching and Training Program. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

Topic: SLC Buddha Path Practice
Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, July 7 and 21 at 7-8 pm
Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the zoom link


BuddhaPath App Available Now

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.

June 2020

Buddha Path Practice

Weekly online sessions Monday evenings on Zoom, 7-8 pm. We will start with shamatha, then recite a prayer to ‘The Three Roots’ (Guru Padmasambhava, Dewa Avalokiteshvara, and Dakini Tara), a practice that Rinpoche specifically created to help us in this difficult time. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

If you would like to attend, contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com to get the zoom invitation.


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2020 Global Online Tara Drupchen

June 5, 6, & 7, 2020

Please join H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the international Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha for the Third Annual Grand Tara Drupchen. Practitioners and friends from around the world will attend this glorious online gathering of like-minded individuals joining together in heart, mind, voice, music, and visual splendor. Join this virtual international assembly to experience the power of love and compassion in the world.

The Grand Blessing Ceremony of the 10,000 Offerings to the 21 Noble Taras is a three-day group practice and devotion to the great compassionate victorious Mother Tara, female Buddha revered by Buddhists around the world. It is said that Tara – manifestation of Avalokiteshvara – alleviates all fear, anxiety, obstacles and dangers, helping all who call her name.

https://taradrupchen.org/


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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.

Rinpoche is currently giving amazing compassionate teachings, daily, on Facebook. To watch, visit here.

May 2020

Buddha Path Practice

During this time of social distancing, the Salt Lake Sangha offers weekly online sessions, on Skype, every Monday evening at 7:00-8:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

If you would like to participate, contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com to get the ZOOM invitation.


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2020 Global Online Tara Drupchen

June 5, 6, & 7, 2020

Please join H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the international Dzogchen Buddha Path Sangha for the Third Annual Grand Tara Drupchen. Practitioners and friends from around the world will attend this glorious online gathering of like-minded individuals joining together in heart, mind, voice, music, and visual splendor. Join this virtual international assembly to experience the power of love and compassion in the world.

The Grand Blessing Ceremony of the 10,000 Offerings to the 21 Noble Taras is a three-day group practice and devotion to the great compassionate victorious Mother Tara, female Buddha revered by Buddhists around the world. It is said that Tara – manifestation of Avalokiteshvara – alleviates all fear, anxiety, obstacles and dangers, helping all who call her name.

https://taradrupchen.org/


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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.

Rinpoche is currently giving amazing compassionate teachings, daily, on Facebook. To watch, visit here.

 

 

April 2020

Buddha Path Practice

During this time of ‘social distancing’, the Salt Lake Sangha offers weekly online sessions, on Skype, every Monday evening at 7:00-8:00 pm. (Note earlier start time).

Everyone is welcome; no prior experience needed.

If you would like to participate, please send your Skype ID to saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com and we will add you to the call.


Sponsor Urgently Needed Facemasks

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA (DSSF) is calling on anyone who wants to join in the humanitarian effort to supply vital personal protection to the general public at this vital time. DSSF has found a supplier of high-quality FDA-approved surgical masks, ready to export them to the US immediately. Such protective face masks are difficult to find, yet are necessary to help communities all over the country to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

Currently, it costs about $1 to produce and ship one face mask (disposable ear-loop style) to the United States. DSSF has an initial goal to raise $12,000 USD in order to disperse 12,000 masks. DSSF will not make any profit whatsoever from your donation. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of our international Sangha, your donation will go entirely to the cost of importing and distributing these masks.

Donations can be used either to sponsor masks for others who desperately need them, or for yourself, family, and friends (up to a maximum of 50 per person).

Please donate NOW to this critical life-saving campaign!


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H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

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.

Rinpoche is currently giving amazing compassionate teachings, daily, on Facebook. To watch, visit here.