Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 30 ~ October 17, 2012


  1. Sangha Appreciation Event
  2. 2012 Autumn Retreat
  3. Forward to a Friend
  4. About Us

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During the Dzogchen Summer Retreat

Join Us for the 2012 Sangha Appreciation Event

Benefit for All Beings and the Dzogchen Retreat Center


To commemorate the conclusion of the 5th Annual Dzogchen Lineage Internship and to celebrate the success of the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is very pleased to invite all Sangha members, friends, donors, and communities to the first annual 2012 Sangha Appreciation Reception. This is a precious opportunity to gather with sangha and His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Rinpoche for an evening of rejoicing in all of our virtuous Dharma activities and to find out about upcoming Dzogchen Lineage projects.

The 2012 Sangha Appreciation Reception will be held on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 5:00 PM, at

Ring Of Fire
1099 Chambers Street
Eugene, OR 97402

Map and Directions

This reception will be a $35 per plate fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the Foundation’s upcoming publishing projects.

The goal of the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA is the establishment of a permanent place where all people can eradicate destructive emotions and negative thinking, the root of suffering in this world. By bringing the ancient wisdom of Dzogchen Lineage methods to the modern world, the retreat center is a proven training ground for this and future generations. These unique methods increase personal happiness, foster social harmony, and plant the seeds for world peace.

“Since acquiring the property in 2007, we’ve accomplished so much, “ says John Sullard, President of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation. “We feel it’s time to honor those who have made this all possible, all of our past, present, and future donors. It’s also a great opportunity to share some of our exciting upcoming projects that are now gaining momentum thanks to everyone’s support and generosity.”

Our venue, Ring of Fire, is one of Eugene’s finest restaurants, offering exceptional Thai cuisine. The evening’s festivities will include presentations honoring Sangha members, musical entertainment, a silent auction, and a raffle.

Three Ways to Participate

1) Attend the Event: Simply visit the link below on our website to RSVP and ensure your reservation. The $35 fee will be collected at the door. The RSVP deadline is Sunday, October 21. Since there are only 50 seats available, we recommend you RSVP as soon as possible.

CLICK HERE to Register and RSVP NOW!

2) Offer Generosity: If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can still participate by practicing generosity. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Mail a check payable to “DSSF” to:

Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA
4325 Commerce St.
Ste. 111-442
Eugene, OR 97402

3) Join the Circle Of Compassion: Visit the Dzogchen Lineage giving page at and click on “Donate Now.”

About the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Boulder City, NV. Founded in 2002, the Foundation was created to perpetuate the Buddhist teachings of the Dzogchen Lineage. Donations are tax-deductible.

More at:


For more information, please email any questions to Event Director, Geoff Kaessner, at:


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Last Chance To Register for
the 2012 Dzogchen Autumn Retreat!

Saturday, October 27th - Monday, November 5th

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce our annual Dzogchen Autumn Retreat under the guidance of His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. This week-long retreat will be held at the beautiful Dzogchen Retreat Center USA immediately after the 2012 Internship Program.

The 2012 Autumn Retreat will commence on Saturday, October 27th and conclude on Monday, November 5th . This year’s 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 including mantra recitation, reciting sacred text, visualizations, music making, light offerings, and food offerings.

The Dzogchen Autumn Retreat is a unique opportunity to introduce your thinking to its nature: Buddha! By attending this retreat you can begin the journey toward Enlightenment in the company of both beginners and seasoned Buddhist practitioners. Learn how to increase your happiness, causes of happiness, and the happiness of all beings, while decreasing the suffering and causes of suffering of all beings.


Visit the Autumn Retreat site for more details and online registration:


For more information, please contact:

Ruth Ann Twitchell, Autumn Retreat Director
AlejAndro Anastasio, Assistant Autumn Retreat Director
Geoff Kaessner, Assistant Autumn Retreat Director
619-817-8255 – Dzogchen Retreat Center

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

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