January 2018

 

Healthy Relationships: a Buddhist Approach

We are all interdependent, and everyone wants happiness. Because of these simple truths, how we relate to each other is an essential part of being happy. But it is a process, something that takes practice. ‘The Seven Relationship Unities’ is a wonderful technique to develop and maintain good relationships between couples, friends, family members, co-workers, and everyone we meet.

Monday, January 29th
7:30-9 pm
First Presbyterian Church on C street, room 3

Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5-15 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje), authorized Buddha Path dharma teacher, has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 13 years, and has completed eight months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Visiting Teacher Sean D. Young (Acharya Jigme Lama)

March 9th-11th: Three days of teachings at the Wasatch Retreat Center
Details coming soon…

Buddha Path practice with local sangha

Regular practice with sangha on Monday evenings. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.

DSSF Retreats

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

2018 Daka Weekend Buddha Path Retreat
2018 Winter Dzogchen Buddha Path Hawaii Retreat
2018 Buddha Path Dakini Weekend–lead by SLC’s own Mari Evans!
The Dzogchen Buddha Path Tara Drupchen

http://www.dzogchenlineage.org/schedule.html

 

December 2017

Cultivating Gratitude and Auspiciousness

At year’s end, it is a wonderful practice to remember the good things others have done and to bring in auspiciousness for the new year. Join Mari for a beautiful teaching on the auspicious power of gratitude.

Sunday, December 10th
7-8:30 pm
The Yoga Center

Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5-15. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds).

Mari Evans (Pema Shiwa Tso), authorized Buddha Path dharma teacher, has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 13 years, and has completed more than one year of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Self-Healing and Transformation: a Buddhist Approach

When challenges in life occur—difficulties, emotional wounds or traumas, they can sometimes seem impossible to overcome. But there is always hope; everyone and every situation has the capacity to change. Buddhist thought and practice offer solutions that heal and transform, inside and out. In this informal teaching, we will discuss the simple yet powerful practice known as ‘The Four Accumulations’—how to increase the qualities of confidence, discipline, ‘glory’ and enlightenment.

Wednesday, December 13th
7:30-9 pm
First Presbyterian Church on C street, room 3

Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5-15 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje), authorized Buddha Path dharma teacher, has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 13 years, and has completed eight months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Buddha Path practice with local sangha

Regular practice with sangha on Monday evenings. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.

Retreats

For deepening your practice, there are many opportunities at the Dzogchen Retreat Center in Oregon, from one-day events to one-week retreats, to months-long internship programs: Coming up are the 2017 Winter Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat (December 28-January 4) and a Winter Retreat in Hawaii (February 11-18)!! Plus, mark your calendar for the 2018 SLC Dzogchen Spring Retreat (March 9-11).

November 2017 Schedule

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The Four Noble Truths
with Mari Evans, authorized Buddha Path dharma teacher
Sunday, November 12th
7-8:30 pm
The Yoga Center 

The Four Noble Truths of the Enlightened is the first teaching of Buddha Shakyamuni after attaining enlightenment, 2943 years ago. Simple and concise instructions for practicing the causes of happiness, they are the fundamental principles of Buddhism, contain the essence of all Buddha’s teachings, and are still relevant in our modern world.

“Why do I suffer? Where does my suffering come from? Who created my suffering? How do I reduce my suffering?”

“Why am I happy? Where does my happiness come from? Who created my happiness? How do I increase my happiness?”

The Four Noble Truths help us to look deeply at these questions and find for ourselves the answers that apply directly to our lives.

When I trust The Four Noble Truths,
I open the pure dharma eye of wisdom.
When I hold The Four Noble Truths,
I directly perceive the victorious Buddha Shakyamuni.

Buddhism is training in good thinking, which is contained in five types of intentions: renunciation, compassion, faith, love and wisdom. The methods in this class help to increase positive thinking, the cause of happiness and condition for others’ happiness, whether in sitting meditation or in everyday life.

Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5-15 (for using the space; the remainder supports the activities of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation)

Mari Evans (Pema Shiwa Tso) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 13 years, and has completed more than one year of retreat, immersed in study, contemplation and meditation in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Buddha Path practice with local sangha
Regular practice with sangha on Monday evenings. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.

Retreats
For deepening your practice, there are many opportunities at the Dzogchen Retreat Center in Oregon, from one-day events to one-week retreats, to months-long internship programs: Coming up are Lhabab Duchen – Buddhist Mother’s Day (November 10) and the 2017 Winter Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat (December 28-January 4). Retreat schedule at the DRC 

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October 2017

Understanding Karma
with Joseph Evans, authorized Buddha Path dharma teacher
Sunday, October 22nd
7-8:30 pm
The Yoga Center 

There are lots of ideas about what karma is, from a mysterious, ominous force that controls our lives, to something cute written on a coffee shop tip jar. But the Buddhist principle of karma is actually very simple: it is the power of thinking, or the energy of past thought that remains in present moment thinking.

Join us for a discussion of karma and learn how to create more positive karma and reduce negative karma in daily life. We will start with a few minutes of shamatha meditation and a reading of the short text, ‘How to Knowingly Practice The Four Noble Truths of The Enlightened’.

Buddhism is training in good thinking, which is contained in five types of intentions: renunciation, compassion, faith, love and wisdom. The methods in this class help to increase positive thinking, the cause of happiness and condition for others’ happiness, whether in sitting meditation or in everyday life.

Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5-15 (for using the space; the remainder supports the activities of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation)

Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 13 years, and has completed eight months of retreat, immersed in study, contemplation and meditation in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Buddha Path practice with local sangha
Regular practice with sangha on Monday evenings. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.

Retreats
For deepening your practice, there are many opportunities at the Dzogchen Retreat Center in Oregon, from one-day events to one-week retreats, to months-long internship programs: Coming up are the 2017 Autumn Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat (October 22-29) and Lhabab Duchen – Buddhist Mother’s Day (November 10). Retreat schedule at the DRC 

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September 2017

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Joseph Evans with H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Practicing self-confident wisdom
with Joseph Evans, authorized Buddha Path dharma teacher
Sunday, September 17th
7-8:30 pm
The Yoga Center 

According to the Buddhist view, ‘I am present moment thinking only’. The past no longer exists, but how we think about the past greatly influences now and the future. The accumulation of self-confidence teaches us how to see ourselves purely: ‘I am good, my nature is good. I did good things in the past, I am doing good things now, I can do good things in the future, and I will.’ Using simple techniques, we can change our negative perceptions about ourselves into positive ones, and accumulate the positive karma of self-confidence.

Suggested donation: $5-$15 (for using the space; extra offerings go to the Dzogchen Shri Singha Association). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Buddha Path practice with local sangha
Regular practice with sangha on Monday evenings. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.

Retreats
For deepening your practice, there are many opportunities at the Dzogchen Retreat Center in Oregon, from one-day events to one-week retreats, to months-long internship programs: Coming up are the 2017 Autumn Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat (October 22-29) and Lhabab Duchen – Buddhist Mother’s Day (November 10). Retreat schedule at the DRC 

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Teachings with our local dharma teachers

How to start a regular meditation practice
with Joseph Evans, authorized dharma teacher
Sunday, June 11
7-8:15 pm
The Yoga Center

Group practice with local sangha
Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details

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April-May 2017 Schedule

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Teachings with our local dharma teachers

Teaching on ‘Who am I?’ with Jessica Montgomery
Sunday, April 23rd
7-8:15 pm
The Yoga Center

Teaching on ‘Clear Purification: the art of letting go’ with Joe Evans
Sunday, May 7th
7-8:15 pm
The Yoga Center

Suggested donation: $5-$10 (for using the space; extra offerings go to the Dzogchen Shri Singha Association). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Weekly Buddha Path practice

When: Mondays at 7 pm. No practice April 24th, May 1st or May 8th
Where: contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location