Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 14 – July 13, 2010

Contents

  1. Buddha Path 3rd Edition Editing Conference
  2. Fundraising Call for Support
  3. About Us

For as long as space exists, and sentient beings endure, may I too remain, to dispel the misery of the world.” 

~ Shantideva


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Special Announcement of an Historic Opportunity 

Buddha Path 3rd Edition Editing Conference
Friday, September 3 Friday, September 10, 2010
Dzogchen Retreat Center, Oregon, USA

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the International Buddha Path Editing Committee are pleased to announce The Buddha Path 3rd Edition Editing Conference. This important gathering will commence on Friday, September 3rd and conclude on Friday, September 10th, 2010 at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA.

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Khenpo Choga Rinpoche opening the first box of the 2nd Edition
of The Buddha Path six years ago on April 9, 2004

The Buddha Path is a renowned practice manual by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. This profound guidebook, recently translated into Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish, is at the heart of our daily practice and has been of immense benefit to thousands of people around the world. We now have the extraordinary opportunity to edit the 3rd English edition of this profound text, which contains the essence of all the Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen teachings of the Buddha. Drawing from our practical experiences with learning, contemplating, and meditating on the Buddha Path, our goal is to make the next edition even easier to understand, remember, use, and share with others.

The scope of the editing will vary, with some sections needing refined edits to the language, grammar, and phrasing. Other sections will be expanded with updated content, including new and important practices, instructions, and prayers.

It is crucial that this new edition be carefully and preciselly edited, since more than 25,000 copies will be printed in English, and especially since this edition also will be used as the basis for translation into many other languages.

Your contribution to the next edition of this sacred Dharma text is very important for present and future generations of practitioners. We sincerely request that you join us for this historic opportunity.

Conference Participation Guidelines

Everyone is welcome. For costs, accommodations, and to participate please contact Adam the Event Director, no later than August 3rd:

Adam Kaessner, Event Director
Tel: 619-817-8255
Email: thebuddhapath108@gmail.com

Since the 2010 Dzogchen Internship Program will be operating concurrently at the Retreat Center, we ask that you confirm your attendance with Center staff before August 3rd, 2010. This will allow for proper preparation of the conference.

If you can contribute special skills in editing, grammar, composition, etc., please contact Sean Young at the email address below. If you are unable to attend this conference and have editing submissions for the next edition of the Buddha Path, please contact Sean D. Young, Chair of the Buddha Path Editing Committee at seandyoung@me.com.

Note: Submissions are due by August 3rd, 2010 to properly prepare for the conference.


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Fundraising Call for Support

Dear Sangha,

I hope this email finds you healthy and happy. I am writing to give you an update on the Dzogchen Retreat Center (DRC) and ask for your support for the Foundation and the Dharma activities of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

Dzogchen Retreat Center News

I’m happy to inform you that the 2010 Internship Program has successfully begun under the guidance of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and Internship Director Erik Jung.

Preparations for the internship have been ongoing for the last few months and have included some property improvements. These projects have been overseen and assisted on-site by Erik, John Sullard, Kunzang Bateson, Marc Baldwin, and Wongmo under the guidance of Khenpo Choga. Local and visiting sangha have helped donate time and resources to install a new roof and reinforced porch for the Nirvana building.

There have also been many Dharma activities and ceremonies attended by local sangha and the Tibetan community in the Northwest. Summertime is treating the DRC well with lots of beautiful flowers blooming, birds singing, three new chickens clucking and a new rooster crowing!

Fundraising Update

On Sunday, May 23rd, Khenpo Choga and others at the DRC celebrated the 3rd year anniversary of the DRC. We now officially own the property (as of last November), but have one final fundraising push to make.

At the time that we made the down payment on the land, a few generous individuals loaned money so that the Foundation would be able to afford the payment.

Now, we are scheduled to repay those loans in July in the amount of $130,000.

With the loans repaid, funds will be more available for other Dharma activities, such as scholarships, improvement projects and many other activities envisioned by Khenpo Choga. In order to make this happen, the Foundation needs your help.

Your Help is Urgently needed. Please Donate Now!

Don't put it off for tomorrow. It is because of the generosity of people like you that we have a center for worldwide Dharma activities. In just three short years we have conducted 20 group retreats and completely paid for the land. Now we have the opportunity to clear the way financially so we can direct our resources towards the completion of our projects.

So, please make a donation through our website or by mailing it in. To make a one-time or recurring donation online, click here:

www.dzogchenlineage.org/giving

You can also mail your donation check to the Foundation at:

Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA
3325 Commerce St. Ste. 111-442
Eugene, OR 97402

Any amount is greatly appreciated. May we all remember that generosity is the root of wealth!

Please email any questions or fundraising suggestions to me at:
FundraisingDSSF@gmail.com

May you have peace and happiness!

Love and Blessings,

Leanette Kearns
Fundraising Director
Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA

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About Us

The Dzogchen Lineage News is an occasional email newsletter from DSSF, the Dzogchen Lineage's North American organization:

Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA, Inc.
1400 Colorado Street, Suite C
Boulder City, Nevada 89005-2485

The volunteer staff of this issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News include:

Hazlitt Krog, Publisher / Photo Contributor / Editor / Photo Editor
Sean David Young, Principle Writer / Editor
Ellen Klowden, Proofreader / Editor / Contributor
...and other contributors as may or may not be mentioned in the newsletter. Thank you everyone!

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