October 2017

Understanding Karma
with Joseph Evans, authorized Buddha Path dharma teacher
Sunday, October 22nd
7-8:30 pm
The Yoga Center 

There are lots of ideas about what karma is, from a mysterious, ominous force that controls our lives, to something cute written on a coffee shop tip jar. But the Buddhist principle of karma is actually very simple: it is the power of thinking, or the energy of past thought that remains in present moment thinking.

Join us for a discussion of karma and learn how to create more positive karma and reduce negative karma in daily life. We will start with a few minutes of shamatha meditation and a reading of the short text, ‘How to Knowingly Practice The Four Noble Truths of The Enlightened’.

Buddhism is training in good thinking, which is contained in five types of intentions: renunciation, compassion, faith, love and wisdom. The methods in this class help to increase positive thinking, the cause of happiness and condition for others’ happiness, whether in sitting meditation or in everyday life.

Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5-15 (for using the space; the remainder supports the activities of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation)

Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 13 years, and has completed eight months of retreat, immersed in study, contemplation and meditation in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Buddha Path practice with local sangha
Regular practice with sangha on Monday evenings. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.

Retreats
For deepening your practice, there are many opportunities at the Dzogchen Retreat Center in Oregon, from one-day events to one-week retreats, to months-long internship programs: Coming up are the 2017 Autumn Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat (October 22-29) and Lhabab Duchen – Buddhist Mother’s Day (November 10). Retreat schedule at the DRC 

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September 2017

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Joseph Evans with H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Practicing self-confident wisdom
with Joseph Evans, authorized Buddha Path dharma teacher
Sunday, September 17th
7-8:30 pm
The Yoga Center 

According to the Buddhist view, ‘I am present moment thinking only’. The past no longer exists, but how we think about the past greatly influences now and the future. The accumulation of self-confidence teaches us how to see ourselves purely: ‘I am good, my nature is good. I did good things in the past, I am doing good things now, I can do good things in the future, and I will.’ Using simple techniques, we can change our negative perceptions about ourselves into positive ones, and accumulate the positive karma of self-confidence.

Suggested donation: $5-$15 (for using the space; extra offerings go to the Dzogchen Shri Singha Association). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Buddha Path practice with local sangha
Regular practice with sangha on Monday evenings. Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details.

Retreats
For deepening your practice, there are many opportunities at the Dzogchen Retreat Center in Oregon, from one-day events to one-week retreats, to months-long internship programs: Coming up are the 2017 Autumn Dzogchen Buddha Path Retreat (October 22-29) and Lhabab Duchen – Buddhist Mother’s Day (November 10). Retreat schedule at the DRC 

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Teachings with our local dharma teachers

How to start a regular meditation practice
with Joseph Evans, authorized dharma teacher
Sunday, June 11
7-8:15 pm
The Yoga Center

Group practice with local sangha
Contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for details

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April-May 2017 Schedule

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Teachings with our local dharma teachers

Teaching on ‘Who am I?’ with Jessica Montgomery
Sunday, April 23rd
7-8:15 pm
The Yoga Center

Teaching on ‘Clear Purification: the art of letting go’ with Joe Evans
Sunday, May 7th
7-8:15 pm
The Yoga Center

Suggested donation: $5-$10 (for using the space; extra offerings go to the Dzogchen Shri Singha Association). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Weekly Buddha Path practice

When: Mondays at 7 pm. No practice April 24th, May 1st or May 8th
Where: contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for location

February-March 2017 Schedule

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Intro to Buddhism class

In this five-session class, we will explore the fundamental Buddhist principle of the five positive thinkings—renunciation, compassion, faith, love and wisdom—which are the cause of your happiness and a condition for others’ happiness. The five positive thinkings are simple, easy to hold and practice, yet they open up to the vast and profound lineage of Shakyamuni Buddha. In each session, we will start with calm abiding meditation, then explore one of the ‘five positive thinkings’ in depth and learn simple methods for applying them in daily life. Taught by Jessica Montgomery and Joseph Evans, both long-time students of Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

When: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7-8:15 pm
Where:  The Yoga Center

February 5th: ‘renunciation: letting go of negative thinking’—Jessica

February 19th: ‘compassion: finding the cause of suffering’—Joe

March 5th: ‘faith: seeing your goodness’—Jessica

March 19th: ‘love: the glorious energy of rejoicing’—Joe

April 2nd: ‘wisdom: who am I? what is my nature?’—Jessica

Everyone is welcome. It’s okay to attend just one; you don’t have to sign up for all five classes. Suggested donation: $5-$10 (for using the space; extra offerings go to the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Authorized dharma teacher Jessica Montgomery (Pema Dang Tsul-tso) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 7 years, and has completed 2 months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. She loves dharma, and is excited to share what she loves with you.

Authorized dharma teacher Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 12 years, and has completed more than six months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.


Ongoing Buddha Path practice

When: Mondays at 7 pm
Where: contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com for the address


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Practicing Peace in Challenging Times
Dzogchen Buddha Path Salt Lake City Teachings

When: March 10-12, 2017
Where: Wasatch Retreat Center

Dzogchen Shri Singha Association of Salt Lake City is pleased to invite visiting teacher, Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young, for a weekend of Buddhist teachings at The Wasatch Retreat Center (Episcopal Church Center of Utah), 75 South 200 East, SLC UT, 84111.

Friday March 10, 7-9 pm ‘Transforming Suffering
Saturday March 11, 2-5 pm ‘What is Happiness?’
Sunday March 12, 2-5 pm ‘Refuge

This weekend workshop on ‘Practicing Peace in Challenging Times‘ offers time-tested solutions of Buddhist wisdom to the various problems of modern life.

Suggested donation: $50 for all three sessions, or $15 for Friday evening only, $30 for Saturday only, or $30 for Sunday only. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

ABOUT JIGME LAMA SEAN D. YOUNG
Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young, Padma Jigme Dorje, is an authorized Lama and Dharma Teacher in the Dzogchen Lineage of Buddhism. Sean has studied with his root teacher His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for over 17 years and has directly assisted Rinpoche with the first three editions of the Buddhist book, The Buddha Path. Jigme Lama has also graduated from five Dzogchen Lineage Internships along with many seasonal retreats beginning with the first US 10-day retreat led by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in 2000, near Fruitland, Utah. In 2014, Jigme Lama also received an advanced degree of Vajra Yoga Practitioner at the first Dzogchen Lineage Internship commencement ceremony at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA. In the same year, Jigme Lama was authorized by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, along with eight other Lamas, as a Venerable Archarya Lama. The Lamas were selected through a dynamic process of divination, prayer, Rinpoche’s 10-year evaluation, and a majority vote of the 2014 Dzogchen Lineage Internship Sangha.

Jigme Lama’s teaching activities began with teaching introductory Buddhism courses in 2002. Since then, Sean has taught hundreds of students in public teaching events, university guest lectures, weekend workshops, seasonal Dzogchen Lineage retreats, and tutoring during Dzogchen Lineage Internships.

Jigme Lama aspires to embody the principle of inclusiveness, dedicating his life to practicing and teaching the Dharma and serving as President of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation, while being a loving husband and father, and maintaining a career as a creative professional. Jigme Lama is currently supporting the publication of future editions of the Buddha Path and other texts and aspires to fulfill his teacher’s aspirations to help establish a stable Dharma system to promulgate the Dzogchen lineage throughout the world and benefit all beings.

For more information, contact:
Joe Evans, coordinator, Dzogchen Shri Singha Association of SLC
Phone: 801-403-9880
saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com

Fall 2016 Schedule

Introduction to Buddhism and Buddha Path practice

New class starting in September: This weekly class will focus on basic principles of Buddhism and introduce simple tools for reducing worry and stress, calming the mind, developing love, compassion, and joy. Each session will be a short practice from The Buddha Path, followed by informal dharma discussion. Everyone is welcome; no previous experience required. By donation.

Authorized dharma teacher Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje) has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 12 years, and has completed more than six months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Sunday evenings, 7-8:15 pm at The Yoga Center

No practice on November 27th


Guest Teacher Alejandro on September 4th

For our first session in September, we will have guest teacher Alejandro Anastasio, stopping in from the Boise Dharma Center. Don’t miss this – he is awesome!! (And FYI, Joe will still be there, too).

Sunday, September 4th, 7-8:15 pm at The Yoga Center

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AlejAndro Anastasio, authorized Dharma Teacher of the Buddha Path AlejAndro is an authorized dharma teacher who has studied Buddhism for the past 14 years under the direction of his root teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. He has attended numerous week-long seasonal retreats with Khenpo Rinpoche and has attended the 2012, 2013, and 2016 Dzogchen Lineage One Month Internship and Drupchen where he received instructions and blessings to teach. AlejAndro’s dharma teachings are simple, deep and humorous, with a focus on application in one’s daily life. He is currently the director of the Boise Dharma Center, in Boise, Idaho. 


Ongoing Buddha Path practice: new location and time!

Starting September 12th, we will meet at the Tibetan Community Center (135 West 2950 South) every Monday at 7 pm. For these sessions, we dive right into practicing The Buddha Path, so it is recommended to attend at least introductory class, first. Please let us know if you plan to attend: saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com.

No practice on Oct. 31 (Halloween)

May-June 2016

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Online teaching with H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche:

“The Ten Powers of Buddha Shakyamuni”

First Day via Ustream at:
9pm MST on Friday, 13th of May, 2016

Second Day via Ustream at:
11am MST on Saturday, 14th of May, 2016

Happy Buddha’s Birthday!
Happy Enlightenment Month!

Saturday, the 21st of May, 2016, is the 15th lunar day of the fourth lunar month, is a full moon and the 2,942nd Sacred Anniversary of Buddha’s Great Enlightenment, Saga Dawa Duchen. To commemorate this auspicious day, our kind teacher, His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, will give two sacred live internet teachings regarding the Ten Powers of Buddha Shakyamuni.

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation is honored to invite all Sangha and friends to gather together on Friday, the 13th of May, and Saturday, the 14th of May, 2016 to watch and listen to these auspicious teachings. Rinpoche may also answer some of your questions if time allows.

Watch the Broadcast Live Online

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Upcoming Retreats at the Dzogchen Retreat Center 


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May 28th through June 4th

with Venerable Archarya Thabgye Lama, Erik Drew Jung

The curriculum includes in-depth teaching on the fundamental principles of Buddhism as presented in Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s practice text The Buddha Path. This program’s engaging approach is designed to give students real-world skills for coping with the stressors of modern life by laying out a solid foundation for Dharma practice, on and off the cushion. Seating is limited, so please register early.
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summer

June 19th through June 26th 

with H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

This is a rare opportunity to spend a week learning and practicing with an authentic Dzogchen master! If you are new to Buddhism or want to deepen your practice, this is a great way to explore the fundamental principles of Buddhist meditation. Seating is limited, so please register early.
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internship

July 3rd through August 4th

Since 2008, the annual Dzogchen Lineage Internship Program has been an intensive course of study and training in the view, meditation, conduct, and result of Buddhist Sutras and Tantras. This program integrates scholastic methods with personal instruction and meditation techniques to allow students to progress infallibly and swiftly from a logical understanding of the Dharma to the unwavering realization of Dzogchen. This internship program is a rare and precious opportunity for contemporary students to study and train in the methods of the Dzogchen Lineage.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
A great opportunity to ‘test the waters’ and generate good karma!
Please contact saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com


Introduction to Buddha Path practice

Teaching and practice from The Buddha Path with Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje)

The Yoga Center, 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings, 7-8:30 pm

May 15th: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
May 29th: Developing compassion
June 5th: CANCELLED – (no practice)
June 19th: Five points of powerful practice

Ongoing Buddha Path practice schedule

For experienced Buddha Path practitioners: The local sangha meets at the SLC Main Library (conference room E, next to the children’s library downstairs) from 1:30-3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month:

May 22nd
June 12th
June 26th
July and August TBA

Please let us know if you plan to attend: saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com
Check for updates at saltlakebuddhapath.wordpress.com

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2016 Spring Schedule


Joyful Path, Joyful Result: 
Integrating Buddhist principles into daily life
An Evening with Venerable Acharya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young

Friday, March 11 at 7:00-9:00 pm
The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd)
Contact:  saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com
801-403-9880

$15 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young, Padma Jigme Dorje, is an authorized Lama and Dharma Teacher in the Dzogchen Lineage of Buddhism. Sean has studied with his root teacher His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for over 15 years and has directly assisted Rinpoche with the first three editions of the Buddhist book, The Buddha Path. Jigme Lama has also graduated from five Dzogchen Lineage Internships along with many seasonal retreats beginning with the first US 10-day retreat led by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche in 2000, near Fruitland, Utah. In 2014, Jigme Lama also received an advanced degree of Vajra Yoga Practitioner at the first Dzogchen Lineage Internship commencement ceremony at the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA. In the same year, Jigme Lama was authorized by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, along with eight other Lamas, as a Venerable Archarya Lama. The Lamas were selected through a dynamic process of divination, prayer, Rinpoche’s 10-year evaluation, and a majority vote of the 2014 Dzogchen Lineage Internship Sangha.

Jigme Lama’s teaching activities began with teaching introductory Buddhism courses in 2002. Since then, Sean has taught hundreds of students in public teaching events, university guest lectures, weekend workshops, seasonal Dzogchen Lineage retreats, and tutoring during Dzogchen Lineage Internships.

Jigme Lama aspires to embody the principle of inclusiveness, dedicating his life to practicing and teaching the Dharma and serving as President of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation, while being a loving husband and father, and maintaining a career as a creative professional. Jigme Lama is currently supporting the publication of future editions of the Buddha Path and other texts and aspires to fulfill his teacher’s aspirations to help establish a stable Dharma system to promulgate the Dzogchen lineage throughout the world and benefit all beings.

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SLC Dzogchen Spring Retreat
‘Joyful Path, Joyful Result’

A weekend workshop with Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation and Dzogchen Shri Singha of Salt Lake City are honored to announce the fourth annual Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat in Salt Lake City from Saturday March 12, through Sunday March 13, 2016. Students will observe a full-time weekend schedule of from 9 am to 5 pm under the instruction of Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young. The retreat will be centrally located at Wasatch Retreat and Conference Center in the Episcopal Church Center of Utah near downtown Salt Lake City. An urban retreat setting allows for deeper immersion into the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism while allowing participants the convenience and comfort of lodging at their homes with families. The 2015 Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat is designed to give students practical skills for coping with the stressors of modern life and for developing one’s innate love and compassion while bringing happiness to others. This year’s program is themed “Joyful Path, Joyful Result,” a simple and integrated approach towards integrating Buddhist principles into one’s daily activities surrounding work, family, and community.

Saturday & Sunday March 12th-13th, 9 am-5 pm

Wasatch Retreat Center in downtown Salt Lake City (75 South 200 East)

$50 for both Saturday and Sunday, $35 for Saturday only.
To register or for more details, contact Joe: saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com or 801-403-9880

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Introduction to Buddhism classes 
This spring, we are offering a series of classes that will focus on some key fundamental principles of Buddhism and introduce simple tools for transforming negative emotions, increasing one’s personal happiness and becoming a powerful condition for helping others. Each session will be an informal dharma discussion followed by short practice from The Buddha Path, a practice manual by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Classes are at The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd) at 7:00-8:30 pm.

February 21: Dharma is positive thinking

March 6: Letting go of negative emotions

March 20: The Four Noble Truths of the Enlightened

April 3: Practicing self-confidence

April 17: Creating good karma

May 15: Refuge is freedom–Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

May 29: Developing compassion

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience required. Drop in for any class, or plan to attend all to deepen your practice. Suggested donation: $5.

This class will be taught by Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje), who has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 11 years, and has completed more than five months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

 


Buddha Path practice schedule
For experienced Buddha Path practitioners: The local sangha meets at the SLC Main Library (conference room E, next to the children’s library downstairs, unless noted otherwise) from 1:30-3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month:
2/28 (conf. room A)
3/13 no practice (during Spring Retreat)
3/27 no practice (Easter holiday)
4/10
4/24
5/8 no practice (Mother’s day)
5/22
Please let us know if you plan to attend. saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com

 

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Love and Compassion + Awareness and Wisdom = Dzogchen Lineage

Winter 2015-16 schedule

 


Buddha Nature and The Four Noble Truths:
Realizing Wisdom and Peace through Positive Thinking
An Evening with Venerable Acharya Lama Orgyen Zangpo

Friday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd)
Contact:  saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com
801-403-9880

$15 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Venerable Acharya Lama Orgyen Zangpo is a monk and authorized lama in the Dzogchen Buddha Path lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He has studied closely for many years with Tibetan meditation master H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, and is a resident of the Dzogchen Retreat Center USA. Kunzang Lama is a knowledgeable and accomplished teacher who presents the teachings in an easy-going and understandable style for all levels of practitioners.

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SLC Dzogchen Spring Retreat
‘Joyful Path, Joyful Result’
A weekend workshop with Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama
Sean D. Young

Saturday & Sunday March 12th-13th, 9 am-5 pm
Wasatch Retreat Center in downtown Salt Lake City (75 South 200 East)

Registration and other details will be announced soon!

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Introduction to Buddhism classes 
This winter season, we are offering four classes that will focus on some key fundamental principles of Buddhism and introduce simple tools for transforming negative emotions, increasing one’s personal happiness and becoming a powerful condition for helping others. Each session will be an informal dharma discussion followed by short practice from The Buddha Path, a practice manual by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. Classes are at The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd) at 7:00-8:30 pm.

December 6: The Four Noble Truths of the Enlightened

January 3: Creating good karma

January 31: Developing compassion

February 7: Practicing dharma in daily life

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience required. Drop in for any class, or plan to attend all four to deepen your practice. Suggested donation: $5.

This class will be taught by Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje), who has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 11 years, and has completed more than five months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

 


Buddha Path practice schedule
At the The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd): 12/20, 1/17, 2/21 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, exploring the Preliminary, Sutra, and Bodhicitta practices.

For experienced Buddha Path practitioners: The local sangha meets at the SLC Main Library (conference room E, next to the children’s library downstairs) from 1:30-3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month: 12/13, 12/27, 1/10, 1/24, 2/14, 2/28. Please let us know if you plan to attend. saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com

 

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Fall Schedule

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 Introduction to Buddhism course 

This four-class course will focus on some key fundamental principles of Buddhism and will introduce simple tools for reducing worry and stress, calming the mind, improving concentration, and developing love, compassion, and joy. Each session will be an informal dharma discussion followed by short practice from The Buddha Path, a practice manual by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. For those who are looking forward to the Dalai Lama’s visit to SLC in October, this will be a great way to get ready! Classes are at The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd) at 7:00-8:30 pm.

August 30: Positive Thinking–the cause of all happiness

September 6: ‘Who am I?’–the view of present moment thinking

September 20: ‘Refuge is Freedom’–Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

October 4: Awakening Compassion–the practice of tonglen

Everyone is welcome. No previous experience required. Drop in for any class, or plan to attend all four to deepen your practice. Suggested donation: $5-15.

This class will be taught by Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje), who has been studying with Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche for 11 years, and has completed more than five months of retreat in the Dzogchen Shri Singha lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Buddha Path practice schedule

We meet at the SLC Main Library (conference room E, next to the children’s library downstairs) from 1:30-3:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22. Please let us know if you plan to attend. saltlakebuddhapath@gmail.com