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Summer 2004 USA Teaching Schedule

By Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master
His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

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

Record of Completed Teachings
April 30 through July 31, 2004


Last updated: August 15, 2004


Please note that all events on this page are past.

Date/Time City Event

Apr 30
through
May 4

Sante Fe,
New Mexico

Albuquerque and Sante Fe Overview

Albuquerque Teachings will be held at:

Divine Life Center
1331 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Suite 2N
Albuquerque, NM 87112-4462
Note: The Divine Life Center in the Mission Square Center, on the West side of Juan Tabo (between Indian School Rd. and Constitution) and is located behind the Steak on a Bun Restaurant.
Printable Map

Friday, April 30, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 1, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Monday, May 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Santa Fe Teachings will be held at:

Religious Science Center of Santa Fe
505 Camino De Los Marquez
Santa Fe, NM 87505-1837
Note: near St Francis and Cordova
Printable Map

Sunday, May 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Donations Suggested for all teachings, but no one turned away for financial reasons. Call 505-228-8020 with questions.

Fri,
Apr 30

7:00 -
9:00 PM

Albuquerque,
New Mexico

Arrival and Dharma Celebration

Divine Life Center in Albuquerque.
Directions and map above.

Sat,
May 1

6:00 -
8:00 PM

Albuquerque,
New Mexico

Positive Energy of Body, Speech and Mind

Divine Life Center in Albuquerque.
Directions and map above.

Sun,
May 2

6:00 -
8:00 PM

Sante Fe,
New Mexico

Self Healing With Wisdom Power

Religious Science Center of Santa Fe.
Directions and map above.

Mon,
May 3

7:00 -
9:00 PM

Albuquerque,
New Mexico

Questions and Answers on The Buddha Path

Divine Life Center in Albuquerque.
Directions and map above.

Tue,
May 4

7:00 -
9:00 PM

Sante Fe,
New Mexico

Questions and Answers on The Buddha Path

Religious Science Center of Santa Fe.
Directions and map above.

Date/Time City Event

May 5
through
May 9

Boulder City,
Nevada

Boulder City & Las Vegas Overview

For details, call 702-293-1685.

Wed,
May 5

7:00 -
9:00 PM

Boulder City,
Nevada

Arrival and Dharma Celebration

For details, call 702-293-1685.

Thu,
May 6

7:00 -
9:00 PM

Boulder City,
Nevada

Self Healing With Wisdom Power

For details, call 702-293-1685.

Fri,
May 7

7:00 -
9:00 PM

Boulder City,
Nevada

Dharma Celebration

For details, call 702-293-1685.

Sat,
May 8

6:00 -
8:00 PM

Las Vegas,
Nevada

The Enlightened Kingdom of Pristine Awareness

For details, call 702-293-1685.

Sun,
May 9

11:00 AM-
1:00 PM

Boulder City,
Nevada

The Buddha Path: Group Practice

For details, call 702-293-1685.

Date/Time City Event

Sat,
May 15

9:00 -
11:30 AM
Pacific Time

Global
Interactive
Webcast

orignating in

Marin City,
California

Analyzing Emotions
Broadcast #1 for Europe and Eastern United States

Visit the Broadcast Page for details including Khenpo's teaching times for your part of the globe and how to call or email your questions.

Bay Area people are welcome to join us in the live audience, but due to limited seating, please call us to reserve a seat in advance. More about this on the Broadcast Page.

Sat,
May 15

8:00 -
10:30 PM
Pacific Time

Global
Interactive
Webcast

orignating in

Marin City,
California

Analyzing Emotions
Broadcast #2 for Asia and Western United States

Visit the Broadcast Page for details including Khenpo's teaching times for your part of the globe and how to call or email your questions.

Bay Area people are welcome to join us in the live audience, but due to limited seating, please call us to reserve a seat in advance. More about this on the Broadcast Page.

Date/Time City Event

Sun,
May 16

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Portland,
Oregon

Managing Stubborness

Shrine Room, Chokhang, NWTCA, Northwest Tibetan Cultural Assn.
6225 NE Stanton, Portland, (one block south of Sandy Blvd.)
Dana (Sanskrit) voluntary monetary offering directly to the Precious Teacher
Suggested donation to PDI for the venue: $15 - $20
We are quite stubborn about this: No one turned away for financial reasons!
Note: One hour before the teaching, The Buddha Path books will be available downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
For more information: email: suzanhilto@aol.com, or call Suzan at 503-649-3174
The Portland Dzogchen Institute
www.PortlandDzogchen.org

Date/Time City Event

Tue,
May 18

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Eugene,
Oregon

Arrival and Dharma Celebration

For details, call 541-431-1066.

Sun,
May 23

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Eugene,
Oregon

Teaching on the Madhyamika, The Middle Way

Madyamika is a Mahayana Buddhist School whose doctrines are based on the notion that all phenomena is fundamentally void of inherent existence. Nagarjuna is considered to be the founder of the tradition, and his "Sixty Stanza's of Reasoning" will be the basis of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche's teaching.

EWEB Community Room
500 E 4th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-2465
Printable Map

For details, call 541-431-1066.

Fri,
May 28

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Eugene,
Oregon

Awakening Wisdom - Teen Enlightenment

Open and Honest Question and Answer Night. An event for and by teens. Free snacks.

New World Cafe
449 Blair Blvd
(Corner of Blair and 4th)
Eugene, OR 97402-4510
Printable Map

For details, call 541-431-1066.

Sun,
May 30

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Eugene,
Oregon

Observing the Observer

For details, call 541-431-1066.


Date/Time City Event

Fri,
Jun 4

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Salem,
Oregon

Who is the Creator of Heavens and Hells? -- Teachings On The Buddha Path

Pringle Hall Community Center
606 Church Street SE
Salem, OR 97301-3712
Printable Map
Closeup Map

Date/Time City Event

Sat,
Jun 5

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Portland,
Oregon

View, Meditation and Conduct of the Buddha Path

Shrine Room, Chokhang, NWTCA, Northwest Tibetan Cultural Assn.
6225 NE Stanton, Portland (one block south of Sandy Blvd.)
Dana (Sanskrit) voluntary monetary offering directly to the Precious Teacher are welcome
Suggested donation to PDI for the venue: $15 -- $20
No one turned away for financial reasons!
Note: One hour before the teaching, The Buddha Path books will be available downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
For more information
email: suzanhilto@aol.com, or call Suzan at 503-649-3174
The Portland Dzogchen Institute
www.PortlandDzogchen.org

Sun,
Jun 6

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Portland,
Oregon

The Ultimate Destination

Shrine Room, Chokhang, NWTCA, Northwest Tibetan Cultural Assn.
6225 NE Stanton, Portland (one block south of Sandy Blvd.)
Dana (Sanskrit) voluntary monetary offering directly to the Precious Teacher
Suggested donation to PDI for the venue: $15 -- $20
No one turned away for financial reasons!
Note: One hour before the teaching, The Buddha Path books will be available downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
For more information
email: suzanhilto@aol.com, or call Suzan at 503-649-3174
The Portland Dzogchen Institute
www.PortlandDzogchen.org

Date/Time City Event

Mon,
Jun 7

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Olympia,
Oregon

Discussion on Philosophy of Madyamika

Teachings in Olympia have been postponed until a future date to be determined.

Tue,
Jun 8

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Olympia,
Oregon

Self Healing With Wisdom Power

Teachings in Olympia have been postponed until a future date to be determined.

Date/Time City Event

Wed,
Jun 9

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Vashon Island,
Washington

Teachings on The Madhyamika

Trillium Retreat Center
12810 SW 236th Street
Vashon Island, WA 98070
Printable Map

For more information contact Dave at 206-463-1490.

Thu,
Jun 10

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Vashon Island,
Washington

Teachings on Thinking Universe & Space

Location to be announced at Wednesday night's event. For more information contact Dave at 206-463-1490.

Date/Time City Event

Sat,
Jun 12

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle,
Washington

Observing the Observer

Stonehouse Bookstore
10600 NE 68th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
Printable Map

For more information contact Marshall at 425-273-1334 or Robert at 360-385-2538.

Sun,
Jun 13

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle,
Washington

The Ultimate Destination

Dance Works
16641 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
(Across from Frankie's Restaurant at 166th Avenue in Redmond)
Printable Map

For more information contact Marshall at 425-273-1334 or Robert at 360-385-2538.

Date/Time City Event

Mon,
Jun 14

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Port Townsend,
Washington

Arrival and Dharma Celebration

Annapurna Center For Self Healing
538 Adams Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368-5805
Printable Map

ACFSH's phone is 360-385-2909. For additional event information please contact Kim Rushing at 360-344-4248.

Tue,
Jun 15

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Port Townsend,
Washington

Self Healing With Wisdom Power

Port Townsend School of Massage
1071 Landes Court
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Printable Map

Directions: Located above the Safeway Grocery on Simms Way. Parking for PTSM is in the left rear area of the Safeway parking lot; proceed up the path to the Massage School. Handicapped parking is available at the PTSM building.
Detailed Directions

PTSM's phone is 360-379-4099. For additional event information please contact Kim Rushing at 360-344-4248.

Wed,
Jun 16

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Port Townsend,
Washington

The Enlightened Kingdom of Pristine Awareness

Port Townsend School of Massage
1071 Landes Court
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Printable Map

Directions: Located above the Safeway Grocery on Simms Way. Parking for PTSM is in the left rear area of the Safeway parking lot; proceed up the path to the Massage School. Handicapped parking is available at the PTSM building.
Detailed Directions

PTSM's phone is 360-379-4099. For additional event information please contact Kim Rushing at 360-344-4248.

Date/Time City Event

Thu,
Jun 17

7:00 - 9:00 PM

San Juan Island,
Washington

Positive Energy of Body, Speech and Mind

1498 Wold Road
San Juan Island, WA 98250
(Just north of the lavender Farm.}
Printable Map

For more information contact Wendy at 360-378-3045.

Fri,
Jun 18

7:00 - 9:00 PM

San Juan Island,
Washington

Buddha Nature of All Sentient Beings

1498 Wold Road
San Juan Island, WA 98250
(Just north of the lavender Farm.}
Printable Map

For more information contact Wendy at 360-378-3045.


Date/Time City Event

Sat,
Jun 19

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Whidbey Island,
Washington

The Way of True Happiness

Whidbey Island
793 Ellwood Drive
Greenbank, WA 98239
Printable Map

Free admission. Donations appreciated.

For more information contact Michael or Shakti: 360-678-5657

Sun,
Jun 20

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Seattle,
Washington

Refuge Ceremony and Group Practice Initiation

Dance Works
16641 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052-4451
(In the shopping center across from Frankie's
Restaurant at Redmond Way and 166th).
Printable Map

For more information contact 425-273-1334 or 360-385-2538

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche returns to Seattle on June 20th to hold a Refuge Ceremony and Beginning Practice Session for the newly formed Seattle-area Dzogchen Practice Group. This will be the first practice session for this group, which intends to meet every week moving forward.

Taking Refuge is a ceremony where a practitioner promises to take protective shelter in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, which altogether are known as the Three Jewels. If you choose to participate in a refuge ceremony, the Master asks you to recite your promises to trust in, and have certainty in the Three Jewels. This is a beautiful Tibetan ritual where one receives many blessings from the Master.

For the conclusion of the ceremony, it is traditional for the student to bring or borrow a kata (a Tibetan greeting scarf, usually made of silk) which you present to the teacher. The teacher may keep the kata, or give it back by placing it around the student's neck. At this point, it is also Buddhist custom that one offers a gift to the teacher. This gift can be something precious, a thoughtful present, or a donation placed in an envelope. It is always placed on the table next to the teacher rather than handed directly. Then the master might offer you some holy water or blessed medicine to take, or some other token of exchange. At the very end it is common for the Master to tap the student's head with a holy book, and you may briefly converse with the teacher if you like.

It is not essential that you have a kata to take refuge or to receive a blessing, it is simply a beautiful ritual. If you'd like to purchase a kata ahead of time, they can be found at any Tibetan store. Two such stores in Seattle area are Lhasa located on University in the University district between 45th and 50th, and Pema Kharpa, located at 8554 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle.

Date/Time City Event

Sun,
Jun 27

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Eugene,
Oregon

Discussion on Space, Elements, and Thinking

EWEB Community Room
500 E 4th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-2465
Printable Map

For details, please call 541-431-1066

Printable Poster


Jul 4
through
Jul 25

7:30 AM -
9:00 PM

Eugene,
Oregon

Summer 2004 Dzogchen Retreat - 22 Days

Go on retreat for 7, 14, or 22 days with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in the beautiful countryside of Oregon. The primary focus of the teachings will be Chapter 7 of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva.

Retreat dates:  From Sunday July 4 to Sunday July 25, in three one-week sessions:
 
Session I:    Sunday, July 4 – Saturday, July 10
Session II:   Sunday, July 11 – Saturday, July 17
Session III:  Sunday, July 18 – Sunday, July 25

For details and registration, please visit the Summer 2004 Dzogchen Retreat page.

Date/Time City Event

Fri,
Jul 30

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Vancouver,
Washington

Teaching Topic TBD

So Many Books
1817 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660-2609
Printable Map

Public teaching by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, topic to be announced. Suggested donation for Dharma teachings is $20.

Organized by The Portland Dzogchen Institute
www.PortlandDzogchen.org

Sat,
Jul 31

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Portland,
Oregon

The Enlightened Kingdom of Pristine Awareness

Event Center
New Renaissance Books
1338 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210-2602
Printable Map

Please pre-register to reserve your seat. There is a $12 room venue fee paid to New Renaissance Books. To register, go to the "July Events at New Renaissance" page and scroll to the very bottom to locate Rinpoche's event.

Organized by The Portland Dzogchen Institute
www.PortlandDzogchen.org


Record of Past Teachings, Feb–Apr 2004
Record of Past Teachings, Sep–Dec 2003
Record of Past Teachings, Aug–Sep 2003
Record of Past Teachings, May–Jul 2003
Record of Past Teachings, Apr–Jun 2002


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