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2009 ~ Completed Schedule

By Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master
His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Teaching and Training on
The Buddha Path ~ The Way of True Happiness

History of Teachings Completed During 2009

Please note that all events on this page are past.

For the current Schedule click here.

This archive page last updated: January 4, 2010

Date/Time Area Event

January 10-17, 2009

Oregon

2009 Winter Retreat on The Dzogchen Preliminaries
Guided by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

To be held Dzogchen Retreat Center USA in Oregon

From Saturday, January 10th through Saturday, January 17th

Registration in now open for the 6th annual Dzogchen Winter Retreat guided by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The retreat hosted by Dzogchen Samye Ling of Salt Lake City and will be held at the beautiful, secluded Dzogchen Retreat Center in Oregon. This year’s teachings will focus on the Ngöndro practice or the Outer Preliminaries of Dzogchen. This unique combination of teaching, study and practice will also be guided by recent graduate tutors of the first annual Dzogchen Internship Program. The swift and effective Dzogchen Preliminaries are essential for correctly understanding, experiencing and realizing one’s own nature which is Buddha—True Happiness. 

Seating is limited, so please read further details and apply now to reserve your space.
Date/Time Area Event

January 27, 2009

7:30 PM

Marin County, California

The Four Noble Truths

You are invited to a private teaching and Dharma discussion with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He will introduce his brother Dzogchen Geydak Rinpoche to those who have not had the opportunity to meet him. Khen Rinpoche has just concluded a six month Internship retreat with 43 of his students and is briefly passing through the Bay Area on his way to another teaching.

The Bay Area teaching will take place on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM at:

134 Laurel Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Google Map

There is street parking nearby, but since the street is narrow, please be mindful about not blocking the street. Parking with your tires on the sidewalk is not recommended since the police may ticket you for that. Walk through the gate to the right of the garage. The entrance to the teaching room is on the back of the house on the ground floor.

Date/Time Area Event

Friday, January 30, 2009

7–9 PM

Boulder City, NV

Dzogchen As A Path To World Peace

306 Sioux Court
Boulder City, NV 89005
Contact:
Pati Kearns (702) 279-9523

Suggested donation: $20.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

1–4 PM

Las Vegas, NV

Healing Mantras of the Dzogchen Lineage

Lohan Temple
Lohan School of Shaolin
3850 Schiff Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(China Town)
Contact:
Edgar Hartley, (702) 204-1331
Betsi Drayman, (702) 219-1191

Suggested donation: $20.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please help promote Nevada teachings by putting up posters:
Download printable poster

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8, 2009

2-6 PM each day

Carlsbad, CA

Mini Retreat with H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

This is a remarkable opportunity to receive teachings from an authentic Tibetan Master and lineage holder. We look forward to seeing you.

Space is very limited, so reservations are required. Please reply to this email as soon as you can and we will reserve your space.

Tell us if you're planning to come both days or just one. If one day, please designate Saturday or Sunday in your reply.

Cushions are limited so please bring your own. There will also be approximately a dozen chairs available.

As always, there is no charge for the teachings, however a donation of $30 or more per day is suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Location:
6776 Estrella De Mar Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009

This is a new street and does not show up on Map Quest but does appear on Google Maps.

Sponsered by
DZOGCHEN SAN DIEGO

To register, please contact:
dzogchensandiego@gmail.com
tel: 760-815-6025

Date/Time Area Event

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

7:00 PM

Orange, CA

Tibetan Wisdom, Modern Stress and the Shapes of Suffering

It’s a common misunderstanding in today’s world that the demands of work and the busyness of every day life get in the way of pursuing peace of mind, serenity and a spiritual practice. On the contrary, work and everyday activities are an important way to practice mindfulness and to immediately put positive intention and diligence into practice for the benefit of oneself and others. Sponsored by the Chapman University Sociology Dept., the Honors Program, Dept. of Religious Studies, the Chapman University Shambhala Meditation Group, Associated Students.

CHAPMAN UNIVERSTIY
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866
Room: Argyous Forum 209

Donations are suggested.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Bernard McGrane, Sociology Dept.
Tel: 714-997-6564
Email: mcgrane@chapman.edu

Please help promote the teaching at Chapman by putting up posters:
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Date/Time Area Event

Friday, February 13, 2009

7:00-10:00 PM

Los Angeles, CA

How do we know we have Buddha nature?” –
Day 1 of 2

Buddha taught that the nature of our minds is vast, pure, free, clear, and luminous. How is it, then, that the parking lot at Trader Joe's invariably reduces me to tears? Khen Rinpoche will show, irrefutably, that even in our most desperately neurotic moments, the nature of our minds is still Buddha. When we recognize this, we can better help ourselves and each other.

You may attend one or both teachings, but it is recommended you attend both to get a more complete teaching.

Suggested Donation is $15-35; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Location:
Dharma Zen Center
1025 S. Cloverdale, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Get Map and Directions

For further information please contact:
David Stein
phobreakfast-hello@yahoo.com
323-954-7925

Please help promote the teachings in LA by putting up posters:
Download printable poster

Saturday, February 14, 2009

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Los Angeles, CA

How do we know we have Buddha nature?” –
Day 2 of 2

Buddha taught that the nature of our minds is vast, pure, free, clear, and luminous. How is it, then, that the parking lot at Trader Joe's invariably reduces me to tears? Khen Rinpoche will show, irrefutably, that even in our most desperately neurotic moments, the nature of our minds is still Buddha. When we recognize this, we can better help ourselves and each other.

You may attend one or both teachings, but it is recommended you attend both to get a more complete teaching.

Suggested Donation is $15-35; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Location:
Dharma Zen Center
1025 S. Cloverdale, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Get Map and Directions

For further information please contact:
David Stein
phobreakfast-hello@yahoo.com
323-954-7925

Please help promote the teachings in LA by putting up posters:
Download printable poster

Date/Time Area Event

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

1:30 - 4:00 PM

Honolulu, HI

Buddhism and Peace

Professor Chanju Mun hosts Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche as he teaches on the theme of Buddhism and world peace from the Buddhist perspectives in general and the Tibetan Buddhist ones in particular.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Religion (BiL 335)
Honolulu, HI 96822

This lecture is open to students at the University, but not to the general public.

For more information contact:
Robert at 360-390-8367
Joanne at 360-531-0358

Thursday, February 19, 2009

12 Noon - 1:30 PM

Honolulu, HI

Spiritual Ecology

Professor Les Sponsel hosts Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche as he teaches about his experience meditating in caves in Tibet and the phenomena of envronment in general as it is viewed from Buddhism.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Religion (Webster Hall 104)
Honolulu, HI 96822

This lecture is open to students at the University, but not to the general public.

For more information contact:
Robert at 360-390-8367
Joanne at 360-531-0358

Friday, February 20, 2009

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Honolulu, HI

Finding True Happiness in Time of Crisis
(Session 1)

The Dzogchen Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism presents a Weekend Retreat in Honolulu

Ancient Teaching-Modern Wisdom

Buddhist Study Center
1436 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822
Across from the Univeristy of Hawaii at Manoa

Get Map and Directions

Suggested donation is $20 per session or $50 for both days, but no one turned away for financial reasons.

Help promote the teachings using this printable poster.

For more information contact:
Robert at 360-390-8367
Joanne at 360-531-0358

Saturday, February 21, 2009

10:00 AM - 12 Noon

&

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Honolulu, HI

Finding True Happiness in Time of Crisis
(Sessions 2 & 3)

The Dzogchen Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism presents a Weekend Retreat in Honolulu

Ancient Teaching-Modern Wisdom

Buddhist Study Center
1436 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822
Across from the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Get Map and Directions

Suggested donation is $20 per session or $50 for both days, but no one turned away for financial reasons.

Help promote the teachings using this printable poster.

For more information contact:
Robert at 360-390-8367
Joanne at 360-531-0358

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday, February 28, 2009

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

San Clemente, CA

Dzogchen City Retreat (Two-Days)
Unity of Love and Compassion in Action

Day 1: Four Noble Truths and the Six Transcendental Perfections

Daily Schedule:
11:00 - Potluck lunch, bring your favotite dish to share
12:30 - 2:30 Teaching
30 minute tea break
3:00 - 4:30 Question and Answer
30 minute tea break
5:00 - 7:00 Teachings and practice

Location:
San Clemente Holiday Inn
111 S. Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente, CA 92627
Hotel phone: 949-361-3000

The teachings are free. There is a suggested donation, but no one turned away for financial reasons.

For More Information Please Contact:
Sandra 949-412-7465
Penny 760-815-6025
Rupa 714-290-8767
dzogchensandiego@gmail.com

Sunday, March 1, 2009

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

San Clemente, CA

Dzogchen City Retreat (Two-Days)
Unity of Love and Compassion in Action

Day 2: Six Outer Mind Training and Six Inner Mind Training Practice

Daily Schedule:
11:00 - Potluck lunch, bring your favotite dish to share
12:30 - 2:30 Teaching
30 minute tea break
3:00 - 4:30 Question and Answer
30 minute tea break
5:00 - 7:00 Teachings and practice

Location:
San Clemente Holiday Inn
111 S. Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente, CA 92627
Hotel phone: 949-361-3000

The teachings are free. There is a suggested donation, but no one turned away for financial reasons.

For More Information Please Contact:
Sandra 949-412-7465
Penny 760-815-6025
Rupa 714-290-8767
dzogchensandiego@gmail.com

Date/Time Area Event

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Tucson, AZ

How Meditation Can Improve Your Work

It’s a common misunderstanding in today’s world that work gets in the way of pursuing a spiritual practice. On the contrary, work is an important way to immediately put positive intention and diligence into practice for the benefit of oneself and others.

Location:
Martha Cooper Branch Library
1377 N. Catalina Ave. Tucson, AZ 85712

Get Map and Driving Directions

Suggested Donation: $20
No one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For More Information Please Contact:
Betsi at 702-219-1191

Date/Time Area Event

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Phoenix, AZ

How Meditation Can Improve Your Work

It’s a common misunderstanding in today’s world that work gets in the way of pursuing a spiritual practice. On the contrary, work is an important way to immediately put positive intention and diligence into practice for the benefit of oneself and others.

Location:
Urban Yoga At Century Plaza,
3225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Conveniently located just off Metro Station #7-Central/Osborn
Parking is available on the ground floor of adjacent parking ramp & there is also street parking on Lexington.

Get map and directions from www.urbanyogaphx.com

Get map and directions from Google Maps

Suggested Donation: $20
No one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For More Information Please Contact:
Anna Maria at 917-478-2275
Betsi at 702-219-1191

Date/Time Area Event

Thursday, March 5, 2009

7:00 -
9:00 PM

Sedona, AZ

How Meditation Can Improve Your Work

It’s a common misunderstanding in today’s world that work gets in the way of pursuing a spiritual practice. On the contrary, work is an important way to immediately put positive intention and diligence into practice for the benefit of oneself and others.

Location:
Sedona Community Center
2615 Melody Lane, Sedona, AZ 86339
(off 89A, turn on Harmony Drive, one block on your right, behind the car wash)

Get Map and Driving Directions

There is a suggested donation of $20, but no one turned away for financial reasons.

For More Information Please Contact:
Rick Mathers at 859-358-8536 mathers.rick@yahoo.com
or
Betsi at 702-219-1191

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday, March 7, 2009

11:00 AM to
7:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV

Unity of Love and Compassion in Action:
A
Two-Day Dzogchen City Retreat

Day 1 of 2: Four Noble Truths and the Six Transcendental Perfections

Location:
Hampton Inn & Suites Meeting Room
4280 South Grand Canyon Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147
At Rt 215 and Flamingo.
Get Map and Driving Directions

Bring your own lunch. Afternoon snacks and tea will be provided.

There is a suggested donation of $50 per day, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For More Information Please Contact:
Lisa at 702-480-6275 or leag642@gmail.com
Betsi at 702-219-1191 "or betsi108@gmail.com

Sunday March 8, 2009

11:00 AM to
7:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV

Unity of Love and Compassion in Action:
A Two-Day Dzogchen City Retreat

Day 2 of 2: Six Outer Mind Training and Six Inner Mind Training Practice

Location:
Hampton Inn & Suites Meeting Room
4280 South Grand Canyon Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147
At Rt 215 and Flamingo.
Get Map and Driving Directions

Bring your own lunch. Afternoon snacks and tea will be provided.

There is a suggested donation of $50 per day, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For More Information Please Contact:
Lisa at 702-480-6275 or leag642@gmail.com
Betsi at 702-219-1191 "or betsi108@gmail.com

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday, March 28 , 2009

2:00 PM to
5:00 PM

Salt Lake City, Utah

Dzogchen Buddhist World View

We are pleased to announce the teachings of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in Salt Lake. Khenpo Choga Rinpoche is a Dzogchen Vajrayana Buddhist Master from the Dzogchen Monastery, Kham, Tibet. Teachings are in English. The teachings are open to anyone interested in exploring the teachings of Buddha from new students to advanced practitioners.

Location:
The Yoga Center
Holladay Village Shopping Center
4689 Holladay Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT

Bring your own lunch. Afternoon snacks and tea will be provided.

There is a suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For information please contact:
Joe Evans 801-467-4371 or
Geoff Kaessner 801-949-0259

Sunday March 29, 2009

2:00 PM to
5:00 PM

Salt Lake City, Utah

The Essentials of Buddha Dharma and Sangha

We are pleased to announce the teachings of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in Salt Lake. Khenpo Choga Rinpoche is a Dzogchen Vajrayana Buddhist Master from the Dzogchen Monastery, Kham, Tibet. Teachings are in English. The teachings are open to anyone interested in exploring the teachings of Buddha from new students to advanced practitioners.

Location:
The Yoga Center
Holladay Village Shopping Center
4689 Holladay Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT

Bring your own lunch. Afternoon snacks and tea will be provided.

There is a suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For information please contact:
Joe Evans 801-467-4371 or
Geoff Kaessner 801-949-0259

Monday March 29, 2009

6:00 PM to
9:00 PM

Salt Lake City, Utah

The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will teach on the outer preliminaries at this beautiful urban Vajrayana sanctuary.

Location:
Urgyen Samten Ling
740 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT

There is a suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For information please contact:
Joe Evans 801-467-4371 or
Geoff Kaessner 801-949-0259

Date/Time Area Event

Friday, April 3, 2009

7:00 PM

Boise, ID

Your Thinking is the Path
A Public Teaching with Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Your single present moment thinking is powerful. It is the cause of your happiness and suffering. Your thinking is also the condition of others’ happiness and suffering. Why then waste another moment being unhappy and waiting to practice? Join Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for a lively discussion about how we can increase happiness while decreasing suffering in every single moment of our daily lives.

Suggested Donation $30
No one turned away for lack of funds.

3 Shapes Aikido
1512 N 10th St.
Boise, ID 83702
208-387-0410

Get map and directions

For more information, contact Sean Young:
sean.young@dzogchenidaho.org

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Boise, ID

Urban Retreat and Buddha Path Editing
Day 1 of 2

Guess what, you donít have to change your identity, sell everything you own, and live in a trailer down by the river to practice the Dharma. Instead you can get together here in the city with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the local sangha for a weekend of teachings, group discussion, and editing on the next edition of the English practice text, The Buddha Path.

Time and Location: TBD

Contact Sean Young if you are interested in participating.
Email: sean.young@dzogchenidaho.org

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Boise, ID

Urban Retreat and Buddha Path Editing
Day 2 of 2

Time and Location: TBD

Contact Sean Young if you are interested in participating.
Email: sean.young@dzogchenidaho.org

Date/Time Area Event

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

7:00 PM

San Jose, CA

Introducing the New Chinese Buddha Path

This will be a special teaching for the Chinese-speaking community. All are welcome to attend, but most of the teaching and discussion will be in Mandarin.

Suggested donation to the teacher
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Location:
Angela Chen Insurance Agency
2021 The Alameda, Suite 330
San Jose, CA 95126

Get map and directions

For more information, contact Angela Chen:
angelachen9981@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 9, 2009

7:00 PM

San Anselmo, CA

An Evening Teaching and Dharma Discussion with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Join us for an intimate evening Dharma discussion with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, an authentic Dzogchen meditation master and scholar, born and trained in Dzogchen, Tibet. This will be a wide ranging discussion driven by the audience's questions. Khen Rinpoche is known for his remarkable insight, wisdom, and skillful means when answering his audience. Bring your Dharma and life questions.

There is a suggested donation to the teacher, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Location:
134 Laurel Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Directions and map

For more information, contact Hazlitt Krog:
hazlitt@gmail.com
4I5-846-36I8

Date/Time Area Event

Friday,
April 10, 2009

7:00 to
9:00 PM

Portland, Oregon

Your Thinking is Your Path—
Where are You Going?

Your present moment thinking is very powerful. It is the path to your next moment's thinking. Are you going somewhere you want to go?

Join us for this evening teaching by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

There is a suggested donation of $20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Location:
Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association
NWTCA Shrine Room
6225 NE Stanton, Portland OR 97213

Directions and Map

For more information, contact:
Susan Lanker at 503-504-2486

Saturday,
April 11, 2009

4:00 to
8:00 PM

Portland, Oregon

Five Positive Thinkings—
Your Path Through Challenging Times

Learn how to choose a path that benefits you and others. Find a true friend by getting to know your thinking!

Join us for this extended teaching with two teaching sessions by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

There is a suggested donation of $40, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Location:
Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association
NWTCA Shrine Room
6225 NE Stanton, Portland OR 97213

Directions and Map

For more information, contact:
Susan Lanker at 503-504-2486

Sunday,
April 12, 2009

10 AM to
12 Noon

Portland, Oregon

Morning Teaching
with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

This will be a special Tibetan Language teaching for the Tibetan Community.

Location:
Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association
NWTCA Shrine Room
6225 NE Stanton, Portland OR 97213

Directions and Map

For more information, contact:
Susan Lanker at 503-504-2486

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday, April 11 through Saturday, April 18, 2009

Oregon

Dzogchen Spring Retreat 2009
at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA

Please visit the Dzogchen Spring Retreat announcement and find links to all the details and online registration form.

Date/Time Area Event

April 30, 2009 7:00PM

Moscow, Russia

Public Lecture

Teaching Topic:
Main Buddhist Principles

Location:
Moscow at the "Open World Center"

For more information please contact:
Zhenya

May 1, 2009
through
May 11, 2009

Moscow, Russia

Russian Retreat

Teaching Topic:
Mahayana view: Buddha, thinking, karma, meditation and the five positive thinkings.

Location:
Moscow district "Kunhpenling Center"

For more information please contact:
Zhenya

Date/Time Area Event

Friday, May 15, 2009
7:00 PM to
9:00 PM

and

Saturday, May 16, 2009
2:00 PM to
6:00 PM

Manhattan, New York City

Medicine Buddha Teachings and Practice

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will teach on how we engage in Medicine Buddha practice in order to attain states of mental and physical health or balance, not merely for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others as well.

Location:
Central Park Physical Therapy
1727 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Directions: 2nd floor (entrance on 55th Street)

Google Map

There is a suggested donation: Friday only $30, or both Friday and Saturday $80, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information: phone 201-796-7253, email NYWorkshops@gmail.com

Date/Time Area Event

Friday, May 22, 2009

7:00 PM

Eugene, Oregon

How to Meditate On True Happiness

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will give this evening teaching in Eugene. Note the new starting time at 7:00 PM.

Location:
The Community Room
Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)
500 E 4th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Map and Directions

For more information please contact:
William at william.ivanoff@gmail.com

All day and night on Saturday, May 23, 2009

and

All day and night on Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oregon

Spring Cleaning at the DRC

We sincerely request that you please come to the Dzogchen Retreat Center this weekend (this Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24). Khen Rinpoche will be giving precious Dharma teachings and practices each morning or evening. During the days we need your help with our Spring cleaning of the property to prepare it for upcoming retreats. You don't need any special skills, just a willingness to pitch-in on a variety of tasks with our guidance. If you have particular skills you can offer, please let us know and we may be able to find a special project for you.

May and June are the most beautiful months here at the retreat center with the meadows filled with millions of flowers blossoming and filling the air with fragrance, lush growth of fresh green vegetation everywhere, the creeks, ponds and river all flowing high and thousands of birds and animals talking and singing. The weather report for this weekend sounds ideal with sunny skies, daytime highs in the low-70°s and nighttime lows in the high-40°s.

Meals, tent camping, and showers will all be free for volunteers this weekend. Please bring your own sleeping bag and tent if you plan to spend a night or two. You can also commute in for one or both days. We're only a 45-minute drive on paved roads from Eugene.

Please reply to this message to RSVP about if you are coming to the Spring Cleaning on Saturday and/or Sunday so that we can plan how much food to prepare and so that we can send you driving directions if you need them.

Location:
Dzogchen Retreat Center USA

This event is free.

For more information and to RSVP:
RSVP Via Email


Date/Time Area Event

Friday, May 29, 2009

7:00 to 9:00 PM

Seattle, Washington

Making Friends With Adversity: An Introductory Evening of Teachings on “The Buddha Path”

Difficult situations in life bring forth anger, fear, and attachment, yet instead of being overwhelming these conditions can deepen our self-purifying practices. In this talk Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will discuss practical Buddhist logic and methods of decreasing ones own negative thinking, and increasing the depth of ones compassion, patience, and faith.

Location:
Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
108 NW 83rd Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Map and Directions

There is a suggested donation of $30, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For more information contact:
Dave at 206-453-9329 or email DharmaIsland@hotmail.com

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday, May 30, 2009

2:00 to 6:00 PM

Port Townsend, Washington

Buddha's Birthday Celebration!

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will give a four hour teaching which will include a Ceremonial Washing of the Buddha. Buddhists of all sects and lineages, people with a desire for World Peace, and those interested in a teaching on how to increase positive thinking are all welcome to participate.

Location:
Masonic Lodge
1338 Jefferson Street (at Van Buren Street)
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Map and Directions

Suggested Donation is $15 to $35, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.

For more information please contact:
Robert or Joanne at 360-385-1219

Date/Time Area Event

Sunday, May 31, 2009

10:00 AM
to Noon

Bellingham, Washington

Maintaining Positive Thinking
on the Path to Enlightenment

Tibetan Meditation Master H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche comes to Bellingham for one morning of teaching on how to maintain positive thinking on the path to enlightenment.

Difficult situations in life bring forth anger, fear, and attachment. These conditions can deepen our practice rather than overwhelming us. In this talk, Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will discuss practical Buddhist logic and methods of decreasing one’s own negative thinking, and of increasing the depth of ones compassion, patience and faith.

Location:
Red Cedar Dharma Hall
1021 N Forest Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
(Near the corner of Forest and E. Maple)

Get Map and Directions

Suggested donation is $20, but no one will be turned away for financial reasons.

Please arrive 15 minutes early or call ahead if you would like to do service for this event.

Limited seating, please RSVP.

To arrange reservations or for more information contact:
Upasika Bodhisattva Drimed Dorje (Robert) at
360-385-1219 (landline) or 360-390-8367 (cell) or email drimeddorje@gmail.com

Date/Time Area Event

Sunday, May 31, 2009

4:00 to 8:00 PM

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

True Happiness in Challenging Times

We are always looking for happiness, but may find it particularly difficult in challenging times. In fact, all our happiness is the result of our good thinking and good intentions. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will explain here what is true happiness and teaches us how to attain happiness even in difficult times.

Location:
Vedic Yoga Ashram
9011 Douglas Street (Bridgeport & Smith)
Richmond, BC V6X 1V2

Map and Directions

This teaching event is free, but donations are welcome and helpful.

For more information contact:
Ta-Yuan at 778-773-5071 or email dzogchenvancouver@yahoo.ca

Date/Time Area Event

Monday, June 1, 2009

7:30 PM

Seattle, Washington

Informal Teaching on Mercer Island

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will be returning through Seattle and will offer an informal teaching at a student's home on Mercer Island, at 7:30 PM.

Please RSVP to Dave (email and phone below) and he will provide the address to the home. (It's not far from the freeway on Mercer Island.)

If you've enjoyed meeting Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and hearing his teaching, this is a great opportunity to meet him in a more personal setting, engage in discussion, and ask questions.

For anyone interested in study sessions on The Buddha Path, the practice manual written by Khenpo Choga for his western students, Dave is seeking a location in Seattle to hold some sessions; if you know of a place please let him know.

Please contact:
Dave Merrill
206-453-9329
dharmaisland@hotmail.com

Date/Time Area Event

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

7:00 PM

Portland, Oregon

Tea Ceremony and Dinner

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will be in Portland for this tea ceremony and dinner hosted by Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya. Everyone is welcome, but those who wish to attend must RSVP in advance.

Location:
1405 SE 40th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
(one block north of Hawthorne)

Map and Directions

To RSVP please contact:
Brian Knapp
503-781-6873
brianknap@gmail.com

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday, June 6 through Saturday, June 27, 2009

Oregon

Dzogchen Summer Retreat 2009
at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA

Please visit the Dzogchen Summer Retreat announcement and find links to all the details and online registration form.

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday, June 20, 2009

through

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Oregon

Work Retreat Week during the Dzogchen Summer Retreat 2009

Everyone is welcome to attend this week of joyous work practice at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA. There will be group practice sessions each morning and evening with a high possibiltiy for some spontaneous teachings by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

There will be work sessions with breaks between about 10 AM and 7 PM each day. The retreat fees during this week is only $20 per day. You can attend for one or up to seven days.

Please visit the Dzogchen Summer Retreat announcement to find links to all the details and online registration form.

Please also send an email if you plan to attend to:
Hazlitt Krog hazlitt@gmail.com

Date/Time Area Event

June 28-September 28, 2009

Oregon

A Three-Month Intensive Private Dharma Training Retreat at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA

From June 28 through September 28, 2009

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is pleased to announce the Dzogchen Lineage Internship 2009. This retreat will be a three-month program beginning on June 28, 2009 and concluding on September 28, 2009. New interns should plan to attend the entire three months.

Please visit the Dzogchen Lineage Internship Overview to find links to all the details and online registration form.
Date/Time Area Event

Final dates:

Thursday, September 10, 2009 (at 4:00 PM)

through


Thursday, October 1, 2009 (at 11:00 AM)

Oregon

Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat in America 2009
(for Chinese Speakers only)

All sessions will be taught by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in Mandarin Chinese.

Read the Retreat Announcement in English.

Read the Retreat Announcement in Chinese.

Fill out the Online Registation Form.

Please Contact
Vivian Fung, Event Director
USA Tel: +1-412-999-8325

Date/Time Area Event

Sunday, October 11, 2009
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Las Vegas, Nevada

Buddhism in Your Daily Life:
Ancient Wisdom For the 21st Century

A public teaching with Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Presented by the Dzogchen Bodhi Temple of Las Vegas.

Location:
Lohan School of Shaolin
3850 Schiff Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Get Directions

Suggested Donation: $20
No one will be turned away for financial reasons

For further information please contact:
Betsi at Tel: 702-219-1191
Nick at Tel: 702-588-1306

Date/Time Area Event

October 16-18, 2009

Oregon

Weekend Dharma Retreat for Tibetans
(for speakers of Tibetan language only)

Guided by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

Date/Time Area Event

Sunday, October 25 through Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oregon

2009 Autumn Retreat
Guided by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA

Registration in now open for the 3rd annual Dzogchen Autumn Retreat guided by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The retreat hosted by Dzogchen Shri Singha Idaho will be held at the beautiful, secluded Dzogchen Retreat Center in western Oregon. This year’s teachings will focus on Phowa, or “Transference of Consciousness” and will be the second time Rinpoche has taught extensively on Phowa in America. The teachings will also encompass the pith instructions found in The Buddha Path. These profound methods help one to eradicate negative thinking, and increase positive thinking through the understanding, experiencing, and realizing of one’s own nature which is true happiness, or vast awakening.

Seating is limited, so please read further details and apply now to reserve your space.

Date/Time Area Event

Friday,
December 18, 2009


4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Port Townsend, Washington

Advanced Techniques in Tibetan Meditation
Taught by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will teach on “The Buddha Path” including advanced meditation techniques, clear thinking and the power of Positive Intention. The Swiftest Means to Attain Enlightenment in a Single Lifetime.

Location
The Quimper Grange in Port Townsend
1219 Corona St., Port Townsend, 98368
(Corner of Sheridan Ave and Corona Street)
Map and Directions

Suggested donation for Friday Evening: $20

Limited Seating. For reservations or more information, contact DrimedDorje@gmail.com or call 360-385-1219.

SPECIAL NOTE: We will be holding Special "Refuge" Classes several times each week until Khenpo arrives. Please call 360-385-1219 for reservations, times and more information.

We will also be forming special activity committees to prepare for Khenpo's arrival. If you would like to participate in any way, donations or service, please call 360-385-1219 to join in.

Saturday,
December 19, 2009

10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Port Townsend, Washington

Single Present Moment Thinking and the Preciousness of Taking Refuge
Taught by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will teach on Single Present Moment Thinking and the Preciousness of Taking Refuge with a qualified Master of an unbroken Lineage.

Khenpo will also give “Refuge” to those who are ready.

Suggested donation for Saturday: $25

Location
The Quimper Grange in Port Townsend
1219 Corona St., Port Townsend, 98368
(Corner of Sheridan Ave and Corona Street)
Map and Directions

Limited Seating. For reservations or more information, contact DrimedDorje@gmail.com or call 360-385-1219.

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday,
December 19, 2009


7:00 PM-
9:00 PM

Edmonds, Washington

Heart Essence of the Buddha’s Teachings
Taught by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

While the Buddhist teachings and practices are philosophically vast and profound, the heart essence of those teachings are simple, common sense, prescriptions for living a healthy and meaningful human life. Like a skillful physician, Khenpo Choga Rinpoche transmits these teachings with clarity, compassion, and humor, and invites you to embark upon the journey of mastering your own self-healing wisdom power.

There is a suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please RSVP if you know you are attending.

Location
Twist Yoga Studio
122 5th Ave So, Edmonds, WA 98020
Map and directions
The studio is in the heart of downtown Edmonds, one block south of the fountain.

Contact
To RSVP or for more information, please contact Dave by email at Dharmaisland@hotmail.com or via phone at 206-453-9329 or 206-335-5016.

Date/Time Area Event

Sunday,
December 20, 2009


3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Portland, Oregon

Bodhicitta
Taught by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will teach two sessions on Bodhicitta.

There is a suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. However, you must arrive by 3:00 PM to participate and the seating is limited, so reservations are required.

Location
1405 SE 40th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
(One block North of Hawthore)
The Temple is located behind the residence.
Map and directions

Contact
For reservations or more information, please contact Rodney by email at rodney.yoder@gmail.com or via phone at 541-221-9873.

Date/Time Area Event

Monday,
December 21, 2009


7:00 PM-
9:00 PM

Boise, Idaho

Buddhist Principles: An Open Discussion
Taught by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

If you’ve ever wanted to know how karma works or how to work directly with negative emotions, now is your chance to find out. Tonight, Khenpo will join the local Sangha for Buddha Path practice and a group discussion of important Buddhist principles.

Location
3 Shapes Aikido
1512 N 10th Street, Boise, ID 83702
Map and Directions

Suggested Donation: $25
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

PARKING: The 3 Shapes Aikido dojo is located in a residential area and there can be no parking on 10th St. between Sherman & Alturas. Visitors should use the private dirt parking lot at Longfellow Grade School on the corner of 10th & Sherman.

Contact
For more information, please contact Sean Young at sean.young@dzogchenidaho.org or call:
208-412-2582

Tuesday,
December 22, 2009


7:00 PM-
9:00 PM

Boise, Idaho

The Six Perfections in Daily Life
Taught by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

“Emptiness of which compassion is the very essence
Is only for those who want enlightenment.”
— Nagarjuna

The vast and entire path of the Bodhisattva teachings, including the Six Transcendent Perfections, could be summarized as "emptiness of which compassion is the very essence." The swiftest way to realize this unity of emptiness and compassion is to practice the Six Perfections of generosity, discipline, patience, diligence, meditation, and wisdom in every moment. Tonight, Khenpo will discuss how to apply, practice, and realize the six perfections in every action of daily life.

Location
3 Shapes Aikido
1512 N 10th Street, Boise, ID 83702
Map and Directions

Suggested Donation: $25
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

PARKING: The 3 Shapes Aikido dojo is located in a residential area and there can be no parking on 10th St. between Sherman & Alturas. Visitors should use the private dirt parking lot at Longfellow Grade School on the corner of 10th & Sherman.

Contact
For more information, please contact Sean Young at sean.young@dzogchenidaho.org or call:
208-412-2582

Date/Time Area Event

Saturday,
December 26, 2009



7:00 PM

Las Vegas, Nevada

Timeless Wisdom
Taught by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

The Dzogchen Bodhi Temple of Las Vegas is pleased to invite you to an evening teaching with His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. This will take place the evening prior to the Urban Winter Retreat. All are welcome to attend.

Khenpo Choga always expounds teachings that will definitely have the greatest benefit for all those in attendance, and all questions are welcome during the Q&A session.

There is a suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donations will support the nonprofit Dzgochen Shri Singha Foundation USA.

Location:
Greek Isles Hotel (2nd Floor Crew Lounge)
305 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Map and Directions

Contact:
Nick & Vanessa
702-588-1306
nikolaister@gmail.com

 

Sunday,
December 27, 2009
3:00 pm

to

Sunday,
January 3, 2010
3:00 pm

Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Urban Winter Retreat
Taught by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

The Dzogchen Bodhi Temple of Las Vegas is pleased to invite you to an Urban Winter Retreat with His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche at the Greek Isles Hotel.

The subject of this year’s Retreat will be a teaching on the Heart Sutra (Prajna Paramita). There will also be a Tara Empowerment.

The fee for the week-long retreat is only $150 per person for adults with a discounted rate of $100 for youth and seniors. This price does not include accomodations or food.

Online registration is now open. Please Click Here to visit the Winter Retreat information and registration site.

Location:
Greek Isles Hotel (2nd Floor Crew Lounge)
305 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Map and Directions

Contact:
Betsi Drayman
2009 Winter Retreat Director
Email: betsi108@gmail.com
Tel: 702-219-1191


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