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Khenpo Choga's Heart Advice Regarding Recent Tragic Events

December 15, 2012

Yesterday in Newtown, Connecticut, a young man killed 26 people at an elementary school, 20 of them young children, after having taken the life of his own mother and then his own.

We know the pain in the hearts of the parents, family members and friends of those who were lost. We prayed very strongly for these children and their families.

We can see from this event that the negative thinking and negative meditation of one person can cause a lot of suffering in the world. We should also know that the practice of Dharma, of positive thinking, of one person can cause a lot of happiness in the world...

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 31 ~ December 4, 2012

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. 2013 Urban Winter Retreat in Las Vegas
  2. Buddhist Prophecy and Global Change
  3. Dzogchen Winter Solstice Celebration
  4. 2013 Dzogchen Lineage Event Schedule

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 30 ~ October 17, 2012

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Sangha Appreciation Event
  2. 2012 Autumn Retreat

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 29 ~ July 11, 2012

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Volunteers Needed at DRC before July 21
  2. 2012 Buddha Path Retreat & Internship Last Call
  3. 2012 Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen Announcement
  4. Fundraising Update

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 28 ~ June 12, 2012

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Register NOW for the 2012  Dzogchen Summer Retreat
  2. Registration Is Still Open for the 2012 Buddha Path Retreat & Internship
  3. Support the Dzogchen Weekend Work Retreats

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 27 ~ May 8, 2012

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Buddha's Birthday Dharma Teaching
  2. SAGA DAWA DUCHEN CELEBRATION
  3. Four Holy Days of Tibetan Buddhism
  4. How to Pray and Celebrate Buddha's Holy Days
  5. UPCOMING 2012 DZOGCHEN RETREATS

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 26 ~ May 4, 2012

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

1. Buddhist Vesak Day Celebration Teachings
2. Four Holy Days of Tibetan Buddhism
3. Buddha’s Birthday Dharma Teaching
4. SAGA DAWA DUCHEN CELEBRATION
5. How to Pray and Celebrate Buddha's Holy Days
6. UPCOMING 2012 DZOGCHEN RETREATS

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 25 ~ April 28, 2012

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Saga Dawa Duchen Event on June 4th
  2. Dzogchen Spring Retreat: REGISTER NOW
  3. Dzogchen Weekend Work Retreat This Weekend
  4. 2012 Dzogchen Summer Retreat
  5. 2012 Buddha Path Retreat & Internship

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 24 ~ April 16, 2012

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. 2012 ~ The Year Of The Dakini
  2. Buddha Path Retreat & Internship
  3. Dzogchen Spring Retreat
  4. Dzogchen Summer Retreat
  5. Four Dzogchen Weekend Retreats

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 23 – December 8, 2011

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Quote from Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
  2. Announcing the Buddha Path Editing Conference and Dzogchen Winter Retreat
  3. Announcing the Dzogchen Lineage Library

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 22 – October 8, 2011

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche Quote
  2. Announcing the Dzogchen Autumn Retreat 2011
  3. Introducing Dzogchen Connect
  4. Prevention of Suicide Teaching
  5. The Buddha Path is Back in Print!

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 21 – June 28, 2011

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Patrul Rinpoche Quote and Last Chance Note
  2. Registration Extended For Summer Retreat!
  3. The Three-Month 2011 Dzogchen Lineage Internship Program
  4. The Sponsor Path: Generate Merit By Sponsoring An Intern
  5. Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat For Chinese Speakers
  6. 2011 Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen
  7. Update On the Dzogchen Shrine Repair Project
  8. 2011 DRC Volunteer Days
  9. Tibet Supply: Support The DRC When You Shop Online
  10. Dzogchen Lineage Retreat Schedule

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Special Announcement ~
A Message From
Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Online Teachings Offered
on June 14 & 15, 2011

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 20 – May 18, 2011

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Patrul Rinpoche Quote
  2. The 2011 Dzogchen Lineage Internship Program
  3. Summer Retreat Registration Open
  4. The Dzogchen Shrine Repair Project
  5. 2011 Rigdzin Dupa Drupchen
  6. 2011 Spring Retreat Recap
  7. Dzogchen Lineage Retreat Schedule

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Special Announcement – March 16, 2011

A letter from Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche about the situation in Japan, "Urgent Request for Prayer for Japan and the Prevention of Nuclear Radiation."

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 19 – February 23, 2011

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Registration Open for the 2011 Dzogchen Spring Retreat
  2. Dzogchen Lineage Retreat Schedule for 2011

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 18 – December 16, 2010

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Extended Deadline for Discount Room Rates at the Winter Retreat, Las Vegas
  2. The 2010 Six-month Dzogchen Lineage Internship Successfully Concludes
  3. Pre-registration Open for the 2011 Dzogchen Spring Retreat
  4. The One Dollar Miracle: DRC Fundraising Drive

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 17 – November 17, 2010

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. The 2010 Dzogchen Urban Winter Retreat, Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. The One Dollar Miracle: DRC Fundraising Drive

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 16 – October 5, 2010

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. THE ONE DOLLAR MIRACLE Fundraising Drive
  2. 2010 DZOGCHEN AUTUMN RETREAT Last Chance Registration

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Special Announcement – September 1, 2010

This is a news flash of the Dzogchen Lineage News

Letter requesting support for Upasaka Bodhisattva Zhenya's retreat fees.

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 15 – August 24, 2010

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Registration Now Open! The Dzogchen Autumn Retreat at Dzogchen Retreat Center
  2. Last Chance Reminder For an Historic Opportunity: Buddha Path Conference
  3. Help Perpetuate the Dzogchen Lineage

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 14 – July 13, 2010

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

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

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Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 13 – May 3, 2010

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Dzogchen Summer Retreat
  2. Tibetan Earthquake Call for Prayer and Support
  3. Dzogchen Spring Retreat Recap
  4. Dzogchen Internship Program Update
  5. Saragosa Estate Sale
  6. DRC Volunteer Days
  7. Fundraising Announcement
  8. Hazlitt's Dharma Teaching Tour

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Special message from Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

April 17, 2010

Urgent Need of Prayer and Support for the Tibetan People

I urgently request you all to pray and help support the people of Tibet who have suffered from this devastating earthquake.

As you know, on April 14th at 7AM a big earthquake hit the central Tibetan area called Gyegu county. More than 80% of the houses have been destroyed.

Click here to read the full Message from Khenpo Choga.

 

Dzogchen Lineage News - Issue 12

Issue 12 – March 6, 2010

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Spring Retreat — April 4 to April 11, 2010
  2. Internship Program — June 6 to December 6, 2010
  3. Chinese Buddha Path Retreat in America — July 25 to August 25, 2010
  4. Summer Retreat — July 4 to July 18, 2010
  5. Dharma Activities
  6. Intern Teaching Tours
  7. Retreat Center Update
  8. Fundraising Update

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Dzogchen Lineage News - Issue 11

Issue 11 – December 2, 2009

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. 2009 Urban Winter Retreat
  2. Rejoice!!! We Now Own the Dzogchen Retreat Center!
  3. Dzogchen Lineage Internship 2010

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Dzogchen Lineage News Flash

Scholarship Established for the Dzogchen Internship 2009

April 27, 2009

Inspired by the generosity displayed toward young Dharma students by Chris Carelli, we are pleased to announce the first annual Chris Carelli Future Bodhisattvas Scholarship.

This independently-funded award of $1,000 will be given to one intern each year to assist that individual in attending Dzogchen Khenpo Chöga Rinpoche’s incredible Dzogchen Internship program.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, please submit an essay of no less than 1,000 but no more than 1,600 words. Your application essay should be submitted no later than May 22, 2009.

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Special Announcement March 28, 2009

Parinirvana of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

An important message to international Dzogchen sanghas from Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche on the occasion of the Parinirvana of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu (Penor) Rinpoche.

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Special Announcement – March 25, 2009

Message for the Sangha

A special request from the president of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation to Please Help Us Save the Dzogchen Retreat Center.

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Dzogchen Lineage News - Issue 08

Issue 08 – March 18, 2009

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Some Words From Our Kind Teacher
  2. Long Life Prayer and Mantra Drive
  3. 2009 Spring Retreat: Register Now
  4. 2009 Summer Retreat: Register Now
  5. 2009 Three-Month Dzogchen Lineage Internship Retreat
  6. 2009 Fundraising Update
  7. Bookkeeping Volunteer Request

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Dzogchen Lineage News Flash

June 21, 2008

This News Flash from the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Saga Dawa Recap
  2. Fire Puja with Pema Dorje Rinpoche - June 27 & 28
  3. Independence Day Fire Puja with Lama Wangdu - July 4

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Dzogchen Lineage News - Issue 05

Issue 05 – June 17, 2008

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Some Words From Our Kind Teacher
  2. Urgent Request For Volunteers
  3. Fundraising Drive
  4. Saga Dawa Duchen Event (Wed, June 18)
  5. Dzogchen Internship Update
  6. Upcoming Dzogchen Seasonal Retreats

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Dzogchen Lineage News Flash

May 18, 2008

This News Flash from the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Dzogchen Retreat Center One Year Anniversary Celebration Celebration and Work Weekend
  2. FUNDRAISING DRIVE: Tax Rebate Challenge “Redirect your Rebate and Rejoice”
  3. Special Event June 18th, 2008 at the Dzogchen Retreat Center
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Dzogchen Lineage News - Issue 04

Issue 04 – May 3, 2008

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Internship Program Update: An Additional Opportunity for New Students
  2. A Special Appeal Regarding the Dzogchen Six-Month Internship Program
  3. Dzogchen Spring Retreat Recap
  4. Summer Retreat Registration Open
  5. Khenpo Choga to Teach in Las Vegas: Event Just Scheduled for May 17-18
  6. Dzambhala Kitchen Project Update: Volunteers Needed
  7. SAVE THE DATE: May 23-25, Retreat Center Anniversary Celebration
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Dzogchen Lineage News - Issue 03

Issue 03 – April 16, 2008

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has been released with the following contents:

  1. Some Words From Our Kind Teacher
  2. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche Returns to USA
  3. Join us at the Spring Retreat this Weekend
  4. Summer Retreat Registration Now Open
  5. Dzogchen Internship Update
  6. Dzogchen Retreat Center Projects
  7. Fundraising Update
  8. Dharma Center News: Boise
  9. 2008 Pilgrimage Recap
  10. Dzogchen Shri Singha Nepal, Request for Support
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Dzogchen Lineage News - Issue 02

Issue 02 – February 2, 2008

This issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has the following contents:

  1. Update
  2. Sangha Unity Message – Feb 10 deadline for contributions
  3. Losar Celebration and Volunteer Work Weekend – Feb 8, 9 and 10
  4. Support a Special DRC Project – Dzambhala Kitchen Project
  5. Spring Retreat Registration Now Open – Apr 20 to 27, 2008
  6. Local Sangha News: Longchenpa Anniversary Fire Puja photos
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First issue of Dzogchen Lineage News Launched

Issue 01 – January 25, 2008

The first issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News has been released with the following contents:

  1. Welcome Message
  2. Some Words From Our Kind Teacher
  3. DRC Volunteer Days – this Weekend
  4. Longchenpa's 700th Anniversary Powerful Practice Day – Jan 25
  5. Losar Celebration Event at DRC – Feb 9 and 10
  6. Dharma Events in Singapore and Malaysia – Jan 20 to Feb 17
  7. Pilgrimage to Buddha’s Sacred Places – Feb 20 to March 24
  8. Dzogchen Spring Retreat – Apr 20 to 27, 2008
  9. Dzogchen Lineage Internship – Jul 4, 2008 to Jan 4, 2009
  10. Fundraising Update
  11. Circle of Compassion
  12. Other Ways to Contribute
  13. Dates Set for All 2008 Dzogchen Retreats
  14. Request of Orgyan Rinpoche
  15. Instructions for the Heartfelt Dharma Aspiration Prayer
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Khenpo Choga's Heart Advice Regarding Recent Tragic Events

April 18, 2007

Yesterday at Virginia Tech University a young Korean man named Seung-Hui Cho shot over 50 people, killing 32 of them, and then he shot and killed himself.

We can see from this event that the negative thinking and negative meditation of one person can cause a lot of suffering in the world. We should also know that the practice of Dharma, of positive thinking, of one person can cause a lot of happiness in the world...

Click here to read the entire message



Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
Fall 2006 Teaching Schedule Posted

August 13, 2006

The new Fall 2006 teaching schedule for Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche has been posted online. Teachings and practice events will be in Russia, New York, Washington State, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, & Northern and Southern California.

Click here to view Fall teaching schedule.

Dzogchen Summer Retreat 2006
successfully completed

August 5, 2006

Dzogchen Summer Retreat 2006, led by HE Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, was successfully completed on August 5. This year's retreat took place at Cedar Ridge Camp in the coastal range of Oregon USA.

Click here for retreat details and completion announcement.



Shanti Shanti Interviewed about Fire Dog Benefit

February 20, 2006

On Sunday, February 19, Andrea and Sara Foreman of Shanti Shanti were interviewed by Kay Tuma on her world music program on the Las Vegas station KUNV. They discussed the upcoming Fire Dog benefit concert in Las Vegas as well as their music and use of Sanskrit in their lyrics.

Listen to KUNV interview of Shanti Shanti [MP3, 40 MB]

Read more about the Fire Dog benefit concert.

Portland Fundraiser for Dzogchen
Retreat Project Success

December 10, 2005

The First Annual ...Inconceivable... Dzogchen Dharma Gala, Auction and Fundraising event, conducted by Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation for the Dzogchen Retreat Project, was held in Portland, Oregon on Dec. 10. This event was the first public fundraising event for the project, and ushered in the community effort for this excellent cause. The event raised about $12,000 for the Dzogchen Retret Center Project. Thank everyone who participated to make this event a success!

Click here to view online photos of the event






Dzogchen Retreat Center Web Pages Online

November 20, 2005

An extensive set of web pages dedicated to the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA have been put online. Visit for detailed information on the the purpose and background of the center and ways for everyone to contribute to its success.

Click here to view the Dzogchen Retreat Center web pages

Children's Buddhism Online

October 20, 2005, Oregon
See new children's Buddhism pages on the DBF site online, featuring children's Buddhist art, with an excellent Buddha Temple built entirely of Lego blocks by 11 year old Wyatt.

Click here to view children's Buddhism pages

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Annual Board Meeting of Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation

Sept. 23-25, 2005, Boulder City, Nevada Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation held its annual board meeting in Boulder City Nevada. This year's meeting was marked by an increase in board membership from 5 to 17 people, and an increase in general voting membership to 25 people. New members were drawn from local Dzogchen Groups around the country. The newly-expanded board was created to promote the united effort of local Dzogchen sanghas in creating Dzogchen Retreat Center USA.

Click here to view photos from the weekend of the meeting in Boulder City.

To learn more about the Dzogchen Retreat Project, click here.

Inaugural Blessing and Teaching at the Sun Valley, Idaho, USA Prayer Wheel

September 13, 2005 - Sun Valley, Idaho, USA
At the invitation of the organizers of HH the Dalai Lama's visit to Sun Valley, Idaho, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche performed a formal blessing and gave a teaching on the meaning of prayer wheels on the occasion of the inauguration of the large prayer wheel donated by HH the Dalai Lama, which had been installed in the freshly-built "Garden of Infinite Compassion" within Sun Valley's Sawtooth Botanical Garden of Sun Valley, Idaho..   Click here to view an online photo gallery

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Inauguration of Rebuilt Dzogchen School

August, Dzogchen, Tibet, 2005 Thanks largely to the constant efforts of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, Arik Gyatrul Rinpoche, Shoman Maretich and the generosity of the worldwide Dzogchen Dharma community, the first stage of the rebuilding and refurbishment of Dzogchen elementary schoolhas been completed, and what was a "temporary" school within a dilapidated military structure has beentransformed into a real school with seven classrooms, an administrative office and teachers' housing.We should all celebrate with our children the inauguration of this school, and rejoice in the generosity of all who have helped to make this a reality. Many tasks still lie ahead.

View photos of school inauguration ceremony.
Learn about how you can help the Dzogchen school project.

Dzogchen Dharma Center Opening in Eugene, Oregon

April, 24 Eugene, Oregon USA 2005 This Kalachakra day, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche presided over the opening ceremonies for the Dzogchen Buddha Foundation's new Dharma center in Eugene, Oregon.  Rinpoche also gave an excellent teaching on "The Meaning of Kalachakra." The center will be known as the "Dzogchen Dharma Center." Photos of the day's events.

Dharma Path Materials Online

April, 2005 USA New materials for Dharma Path study of Shantideva's Bodhisattvacaryavatara & Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche's extensive commentary on this text have been put online at this site. This is part of our long-term plan to get these materials into shape where they can become a main study resource in English for the Sutra Lineage within the Dzogchen Lineage teaching tradition.

The Dzogchen Retreat Center Project Gets Underway

January 2005 The end of Dzogchen Winter Retreat 2004 saw the formation of the Dzogchen Retreat Project committee to organize the work of fundraising, land-selection and administration for the Dzogchen Retreat Center. Read more about the Dzogchen Retreat Center Project and find out how you can participate.

"The Buddha Path" Second Edition is Now Available

April, 2004 We are pleased to announce the completion and publishing of the expanded Second Edition of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche's book, "The Buddha Path."

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche recieving the first copies of
the second edition of "The Buddha Path" on April 8, 2004.

Features of "The Buddha Path" Book

* Published by Ewam Maya Publications Inc.
* Funded by Dzogchen Shri Singha Organizations
* Printed in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
* Printed on acid free paper
* 142 pages, 10" x 7" size
* Hardcover volume with Smyth binding
* 42 color and 32 black and white photos
* Many illustrations

How to Purchase "The Buddha Path"

If you want to purchase "The Buddha Path" visit a nearby Dzogchen Shri Singha Dharma Center. You may also send an email to for information on how to purchase. This high quality volume was very expensive for us to publish, and therefore we are asking a donation of $38 for each copy. If you are able to donate more, you can help us pay down the loan required to fund the first printing, and build up a reserve fund for a second printing.

About "The Buddha Path"

"The Buddha Path" is the distilled essence of the entire Buddhist teachings, including Sutra, Mahayana, Tantra, and Dzogchen. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, assisted by dozens of his students from around the world, has complied the prayers, mantras, meditations, and visualizations of the Dzogchen Lineage in order to make them available to the entire world. The Buddha Path also contains extensive information on the development of Tibetan Buddhism and the history of the Holy Dzogchen Lineage. To learn more about "The Buddha Path" click here.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to all those who contributed to "The Buddha Path."

Mr. Sean Young conducting a press check
at the printer in Salt Lake City, USA.

 


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