2017 Buddha Path Chotrul Duchen
Buddha's Miracle Day
at the Dzogchen Retreat Center
Eugene, Oregon, USA
Teachings and Training on The Buddha Path
Sunday March 12, 2017
Last updated: January 29, 2017
The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce our 2017 Chotrul Duchen - Buddha's Miracle Day. A celebration of Chotrul Duchen, Buddha's Miracle Day, will be lead this year by Upasaka Bodhisattva Orgyen Zang Shod Dorje. This auspicious one-day event will include Dharma teachings on the great miracles of Buddha, practice to enhance our own miraculous powers, and a sumptuous offering feast.
This celebration of the 2937th anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni's great miracle display will take place at the blessful Dzogchen Retreat Center, USA, on Sunday, March 12th, 2017. We will begin promptly at 10 am and conclude at 6pm that day.
Those planning to attend should arrive by 9:30 am, and should plan on staying for the entire event. If you need overnight accommodations, please contact the event director.
Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to participate in the great merit of celebrating this powerful holy day by contributing to the offerings we will be making.
About the Lineage and our Root Teacher
A vibrant and dynamic teacher, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche is a 33rd-generation lineage holder of the Buddhist wisdom lineage of Dzogchen, a Lama of Dzogchen Monastery, and professor of the Dzogchen Shri Singha University. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche has more than seven years of solitary cave meditation experience in the high Tibetan holy mountains and embodies the qualities of a realized practitioner and yogi. He is a published author of numerous Tibetan and English books, including The Buddha Path, a practice book that encompasses all of Buddha's teachings, and which is now available in English, Chinese, Russian, and German. It is soon to be released in Nepali, Japanese, and Spanish.
About the Teacher
Upasaka Bodhisattva Zang Shod (Marc Baldwin), is an authorized Dharma teacher of the Dzogchen Buddha Path lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Zang Shod, a longtime Buddhist practitioner, has spent more than eight years studying closely with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He is a passionate and inspiring teacher in the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthig Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
As always the teachings and ceremonies themselves are offered free of charge. In addition, it is traditional in Buddhism for the student to make an individual offering to the teacher during the retreat. You may voluntarily make an offering to the teacher at anytime during the retreat. It is most auspicious to do this at the beginning of the retreat at the end of the opening ceremony.
The event fees are used to pay for the location, food, and supplies.
The fee for this event is $100 per person.
When making your travel plans, please plan your schedule so that you arrive at the Dzogchen Retreat Center by 9:30 AM, and depart the location after 6 PM on Sunday, March 12.
How to Register
You are encouraged to register as soon as possible. The registration period will close on March 7, 2016.
The Great Merit of Supporting Retreats
Even if you will not be able to attend this retreat, you or anyone else you know may earn tremendous merit by supporting those in retreat. Funding for our scholarship program is also greatly needed. If you would like to contribute financially or with your time, contact us immediately.
Heartfelt Dharma Aspiration Prayer
As you may know, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche has requested that all Sanghas and individual students practice the, “Heartfelt Dharma Aspiration Prayer for the Dzogchen Lineage Internship” as much as possible. There are three important times Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche has requested we practice this prayer:
- Daily, on an individual basis
- Weekly, with your Sangha, whenever you get together for practice.
- Monthly on the full moon. Try to plan accordingly within your Sangha and get together to practice for all beings!
Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche has stressed that for the benefit of all beings it is imperative we generate the positive energy necessary to organize and plan a successful Dzogchen Internship and Summer Retreat. Without such success, it will be much more difficult to train teachers for this world and preserve the Buddha’s teachings. We therefore encourage you to practice this prayer, the "Preliminary Practice" in The Buddha Path, and Visualization of Buddha Shakyamuni as much as possible for the benefit of all beings! Always know that your positive practice is the root of all beneficial activities and the root of world peace!
We rejoice in your good practice!
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Support the Dzogchen Retreat Center Project
For the peace and happiness of all beings, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA is asking for your support to ensure the future of the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA, under the spiritual guidance of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.
Your help is urgently needed to ensure the preservation, practice, and transmission of the unbroken Dzogchen Lineage tradition for increasing personal happiness and creating lasting world peace. Please visit our website where you can donate online and join our ongoing giving program, the Circle of Compassion, or make a one-time donation to the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA Project. "Generosity is the root of wealth and prosperity."
Learn more at: www.dzogchenlineage.org/giving
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2017 Buddha Path Chotrul Duchen - Buddha's Miracle Day