Dzogchen Lineage
A Record of Past Teachings and Trainings on

The Buddha Path

by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche



Kirkland, Washington (Seattle Area)
August 7–10, 2003


Port Townsend, Washington
August 11–12, 2003


Vashon Island, Washington
August 14–17, 2003


Orcas Island, Washington
August 19–21, 2003


San Juan Island, Washington
August 22–24, 2003


Boise, Idaho
August 27–September 2, 2003


Las Vegas & Boulder City, Nevada
September 4–7, 2003


Salt Lake City, Utah
September 10–15, 2003


Reno and Verdi, Nevada
September 16–17, 2003


Portland and Salem, Oregon
September 19–26, 2003


Eugene, Oregon
September 27–28, 2003

Schedule of Upcoming Teachings




Kirkland, Washington (Seattle Area)
August 7–10, 2003



Thursday, August 7
Evening
Guru Padmasambhava's Birthday
Private Tsok Puja
Kirkland
for information email:
wadzogchen@yahoo.com
or call 541 431-1066


Friday, August 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stonehouse Bookstore and Growth Center
(at their new location across from PCC natural market)
10600 NE 68th Street
Kirkland WA 425 889-5106
"Bodhicitta and The Buddha Path"
Teachings on Peace, Happiness,
Compassion and Enlightenment

Saturday, August 9
2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Stonehouse Bookstore and Growth Center
(at their new location across from PCC natural market)
10600 NE 68th Street
Kirkland WA 425 889-5106
"Seven Point Mind Training"

Sunday, August 10
2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Stonehouse Bookstore
and Growth Center
(at their new location
across from PCC natural market)
10600 NE 68th Street
Kirkland WA 425 889-5106
"Perfection of Wisdom and Dzogchen Meditation"
Buddhist Refuge Ceremony and a special blessing for those interested in starting a Dharma Center on Vashon Island or other Seattle location.


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Port Townsend, Washington
August 11–12, 2003


Monday, August 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Port Townsend School of Massage
1071 Landes Ct. (behind Safeway)
Port Townsend, WA
360-379-4066
"Bodhicitta and The Buddha Path"
Teachings on Peace, Happiness,
Compassion and Enlightenment.

Tuesday, August 12
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Port Townsend School of Massage
1071 Landes Ct. (behind Safeway)
Port Townsend, WA
360-379-4066
"Perfection of Wisdom and Dzogchen Meditation."

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Vashon Island, Washington
August 14–17, 2003


Thursday, August 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Heron Arts Center
19704 Vashon Island Hwy 
Dave 206 463-1490
"Loving Kindness and Compassion Wisdom"

Friday, August 15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Heron Arts Center
19704 Vashon Island Hwy
Call Dave 206 463-1490
"Bodhicitta and The Buddha Path"
Teachings on Peace, Happiness,
Compassion and Enlightenment.

Saturday, August 16 
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trillium Retreat Center
12810 SW 236 Street
Vashon Island
Call 206 463-1490
"Seven Point Mind Training"

August 17
Sunday afternoon
Location to be annouced
Call Dave 206 463-1490
"Perfection of Wisdom and Dzogchen Meditation."
After Teachings -Buddhist Refuge Ceremony and a special blessing for those interested in starting
a Dharma Center on Vashon Island or other Seattle location.



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Orcas Island, Washington
August 19–21, 2003



Tuesday, August 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Bodhicitta and The Buddha Path"
Teachings on Peace, Happiness,
Compassion and Enlightenment.
The Healing Arts Center
Main Street, Eastsound
Orcas Island, WA
360-376-4184 

Wednesday, August 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Green Tara Blessing and Dzogchen Meditation"  
The Living Room
Main Street, Eastsound
Orcas Island, WA

Thursday, August 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Buddha Path and the Way of the Bodhisattva"
The Living Room
Main Street, Eastsound
Orcas Island, WA


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San Juan Island, Washington
August 22–24, 2003



Friday, August 22
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
the beautiful
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
33 Hawthorne Lane
Friday Harbor - San Juan Island
360 378-4248
"Loving Kindness and Compassionate Wisdom"

Saturday, August 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
the beautiful
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
33 Hawthorne Lane
Friday Harbor - San Juan Island
360 378-4248
"Bodhicitta and The Buddha Path"
Teachings on Peace, Happiness,
Compassion and Enlightenment.

Sunday, August 24th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
the beautiful
Pelindaba Lavender Farm  
33 Hawthorne Lane
Friday Harbor - San Juan Island
"Perfection of Wisdom and Dzogchen Meditation"
After the teachings there will be a Buddhist Refuge Ceremony and
a special blessing for those interested in starting
a Dharma Center on San Juan Island or other Seattle location.


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Boise, Idaho
August 27–September 2, 2003



Wednesday, August 27
Time: 7:30 pm
Arrival in Boise
Dinner and Peace Ceremony, by arrangement
Location: the Culture Klatch
Call: Vicki Fisk, 208-345-8803, 208-345-8803

Thursday, August 28
Time: Evening
Discovering Buddha-Nature, Heart of Buddhist Practice
Location: Ketchum, ID
Call: Vicki Fisk, 208-345-8803

Friday, August 29
Time: 7-9 pm
Discovering Buddha Nature, Heart of Buddhist Practice
Public Talk
Location: BSU Farnsworth Room, Student Union, 2nd floor
Suggested donation $15-25, no one refused for lack of funds.

Saturday, August 30
Time: 4-6:30 pm
Ascertaining the Correct View of Reality
through the Union of Shamatha
and Vipassana Meditation
Location: Dharma Center, 1951 Manitou, Boise, ID
Call: Vicki Fisk, 208-345-8803
Suggested donation: $15-30 per day

Sunday, August 31
Time: 4-6:30 pm
Teachings on The Buddha Path: the Unity of Sutra and Tantra
Location: 1951 Manitou, Boise, ID
Call: Vicki Fisk, 208-345-8803
Suggested donation: $15-30

Monday, Septemer 1
Time: Afternoon-Evening
Dakini Fire Puja and Dzogchen Blessing
Location: Payette, George Gledhill's farm
Call: Vicki at 208-345-8803 or George at 208-642-2760
for directions and details
Donation and Potluck food offerings

Tuesday, September 2
Time: To be announced
Special Dzogchen Blessing
for beings interested in supporting the Dzogchen Center in Boise
Location: 1951 Manitou, Boise, ID
Call: Vicki Fisk, 208-345-8803
Offerings of Generosity to help establish the Dharma center in
Boise as a refuge for Beings who want to learn how to become free from suffering and attain enlightenment.



Las Vegas & Boulder City, Nevada
September 4–7, 2003



Thursday, September 4
7-9pm
Teachings on "The Buddha Path"
Energy of Body, Speech and Mind
According to the Dzogchen Lineage Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
Lohan School of Shaolin
5150 Spring Mtn Road
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 364-5875


Friday, September 5
7-9pm
Teachings on "The Buddha Path"
Energy of Body, Speech, and Mind
Lohan School of Shaolin
5150 Spring Mtn Road
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 364-5875


Saturday, September 6
5-8pm
Teachings on "The Buddha Path"
The Four Truths of Enlightened Beings
Boulder City Dharma Center
515 Cayuga Court
Boulder City, NV
(702) 293-1685


Sunday, September 7
11am-3pm
Teachings on "The Buddha Path"
The Buddha Nature of Sentient Beings
Boulder City Dharma Center
515 Cayuga Court
Boulder City, NV
(702) 293-1685


Suggested donation $10 per session
Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
September 10–15, 2003



Thursday September 11, 2003
7:01 pm
Jubilee Center at 309 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
The first teaching will discuss The Four Truths of Enlightened Beings.
This large facility will allow all of those interested to be able to attend. Please enter from 100 South. We anticipate the teaching to last until 9:30pm.
This teaching will provide the Dzogchen View of the Four Noble Truths. Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will discuss how these Nobles Truths are the basis for awakening our minds through Love and Compassion to all beings. Through the “good thinking” of wishing all to be happy (love) and wishing all to be free from suffering (compassion), we follow a path to our own awakening and enlightenment. Khenpo Choga Rinpoche will provide the View as well as provide specific instructions on how to apply every moment of each day.
Donations are requested. Suggested Donation $20.


Friday September 12, 2003
7:07 pm
621 E. 9th Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah
Teaching will be on the sacred text The Buddha Path, The Swiftest Means to Enlightenment.
Limited Seating: This teaching is limited to a maximum of 36 students. Please let us know in advance of your intention to attend.

This practice is a comprehensive practice to change ones mind and realize the true pristine nature of the mind. It is clear, concise, and yet comprehensive. Copies of the practice will be available at the teachings. This teaching will be within the setting to the Dharma Center.
Please bring a cushion to sit and wear comfortable clothes.
Donations requested: Suggested Donation $20.


Saturday, September 13, 2003
10:14 am
621 E. 9th Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah
Teaching will be on the sacred text The Buddha Path, The Swiftest Means to Enlightenment.
Limited Seating: This teaching is limited to a maximum of 36 students. Please let us know in advance of your intention to attend. If we have a larger group who wish to attend, we will attempt to relocate to larger space. However, please understand that we will have to know about this in advance to make arrangements.

The day will be divided into 3 teachings of no longer than 2 hours 24 minutes each. Breaks will take place between the teachings in order for us to eat and rest. Each teaching will focus on different portions of the Buddha Path practice. It is not necessary to attend the Friday evening teaching to come. While there is great benefit of gaining a complete introduction to the Practice, each teaching will be a complete teaching.

Please bring a cushion to sit, water bottle for liquids, writing paper to take notes. Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for sitting and meditation. Please bring a food offering if you can.

Donations Requested: Suggested Donation for Saturday is $40.
Please notify us of your intention to attend teachings on Friday and Saturday as soon as possible. We have limited space. Also, if you indicate that you are going to attend, please let me know if your plans change…you reservation might be preventing someone else from being able to attend.



To make SLC reservations or if you have questions:
Email Geoff:
Call Geoff: 801.355.9676
It may take a day to get back to you so please be patient.
We hope to see you soon.

Please provide your name, telephone number or email address and be clear if you are planning to attend Friday, Saturday, or both days. We will need to be able to get back in touch with you should we not be able to accommodate everyone.

Note: Suggested Donations go towards the cost of bringing Khenpo Choga Rinpoche to Salt Lake City and cover the cost of the functions. Further, the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation has the ongoing projects for the building of Dharma Centers in the United States and support the centers in Tibet, Nepal, and India.

There is no paid staff of the organization(s). All people involved in supporting Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s teachings are volunteers. If you want to help, please let us know.

Upon the completion of teachings and accounting of all donations, we will provide a full accounting of all funds collected and allocation. It is very important to Khenpo Choga Rinpoche that everyone in attendance knows how the funds shall be used.

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Reno and Verdi, Nevada
September 16–17, 2003



Sutra, Tantra & Dzogchen:
Teachings on The Buddha Path


Tuesday September 16th
7:00pm-10:00pm
The Lear Residence
Verdi, NV


Sutra, Tantra & Dzogchen:
Teachings on The Buddha Path


Wednesday September 17th
7:00pm-10:00pm
The Lear Residence
Verdi, NV


Cost: $10-25, sliding scale
(no one will be refused for lack of funds)
This event is sponsored by Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA,
a religious non-profit organization.

Directions to the The David Lear Residence

From Reno
Go west on Interstate 80. About a mile past Boomtown, turn right on Verdi Exit #2. Go 1/4 mile. Turn right again and go over the freeway. Go another 1/4 mile (don't get back on the freeway). Turn left just before the Silver Legacy visitor's center. Go through the gate, down the hill and turn left at the tree with the '300' sign.

From Truckee
Head east on Interstate 80. About a mile or two past the California/Nevada state line, take the first exit (this is just after you pass 4 or 5 billboards in a row). Turn right just after you pass the Silver Legacy visitor's center. Go through the gate, down the hill, and turn left at the tree with the '300' sign.

For More Information Contact:
Gayle Robinson
775-322-1004
Email:

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Portland and Salem, Oregon
September 19–26, 2003



Friday, Sept. 19
7-9:30 pm
“Awakening Creativity”
PACIFIC NW COLLEGE OF ART
1241 NW Johnson Street
(between 12th and 13th)
Portland, OR


Saturday, Sept. 20
7-9:30pm
“Health, Harmony and Peace of Mind”
YOGA NORTHWEST, INC.
2277 NW Quimby (near 23rd )
Portland, OR
503-226-9642


Sunday, Sept. 21
10:30AM ? NOON
YOGA IN THE PEARL
"Attaining Lasting Peace and Happiness"
925 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
503 525-YOGA

SAME DAY:

Sunday, Sept. 21
7-9:30 pm
“Transforming Mind - Buddhist Teachings for the Modern World”
HEALTH QUEST
1330 SE 39th Ave. 2nd Floor
Portland, OR
503-232-1200


Monday, Sept. 22
7-9:30 pm
“Dzogchen: A Swift Path to Attain Buddhahood In This Lifetime”
HEALING WATERS AND SACRED SPACES
2426 NE Broadway
Portland, OR
503-328-1430


Tuesday, Sept. 23
7-9:30 pm
“Meditation - the Ultimate Medicine”
NATIONAL COLLEGE of NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
49 SW Porter
Portland, OR
503-499-4343

Directions to the National College of Naturopathic Medicine:

(The NCNM is in a large red brick building near corner of Porter & Arthur.)

From I-5 Northbound
Exit right at the Corbett Exit. At stop sign, turn left onto Corbett.
Follow main road, it will curve and merge with 1st Avenue. At
stoplight, turn right into the left lane of Arthur and take left fork
under the overpass. At stop sign, turn right onto Porter. Turn into
second driveway on right.

From I-5 Southbound
Continue on I-5 southbound until you are crossing the Willamette River
on the Marquam Bridge. The bridge will fork. Take the left fork ñ exit
405 hwy 26 N to Beaverton, and then take the first exit. Exit right at
4th Ave. exit. Turn right at first light onto Lincoln. Turn right at
first light onto 1st Avenue. Turn left at first light into the left
lane of Arthur and take left fork under the overpass. At stop sign,
turn right onto Porter. Turn into second driveway on right.

From Downtown Portland
Drive East toward the river to Front Avenue. Turn right onto Front Ave.
Follow Front Ave. through downtown until Sheridan Street Exit merges
off to right. Follow exit to stop sign, turn left onto 1st Avenue. At
stoplight, turn left into the left lane of Arthur and take left fork
under the overpass. At stop sign, turn right onto Porter. Turn into
second driveway on right.


Wednesday, September 24
7-9 pm
Private Event
Location to be announced

Gathering for students interested in starting or joining a Buddha Path
practice group in Portland or studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga
Rinpoche. Buddha Path practice session, Q&A and potluck. If you have
any interest in formally becoming a Buddhist thru ceremony, starting or
joining a practice group or asking Khenpo to formally become your
teacher please email us or talk to the staff
at one of the events.

(Individuals may also personally request to take refuge, a special
ceremony to formally become a Buddhist.)



Thursday, September 25

7-9 pm
Pringle Hall Community Center
606 Church Street
Salem, Oregon
(in Pringle Park behind Salem hospital)
Positive Energy of Body, Speech and Mind



Friday, September 26

7-9 PM
Yoga Center of Corvallis,
111 NW 2nd Street, Corvallis
Positive Energy of Body, Speech and Mind


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Eugene, Oregon
September 27–28, 2003




Positive Energy of Body, Speech and Mind
Saturday September 27th
7-9 PM
Foolscap Book Store
780 Blair Street, Eugene, Oregon

The Buddha Nature of All Sentient Beings
Sunday September 28th
7-9 PM
Foolscap Book Store
780 Blair Street, Eugene



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