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For the true happiness of all beings, Dzogchen Shri Singha Association of Salt Lake City offers classes, practice sessions, teachings and retreats on Buddhism. The main focus is increasing positive thinking such as love and compassion, both on the cushion and in everyday life.

Buddha Path meditation reduces worry and stress, promotes health, increases joy and happiness, creates positive conditions that benefit others, and leads to unsurpassable enlightenment.

The Buddha Path is a practice manual, written in English, compiled by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The Buddha Path also refers to Dharma, the cause of both temporary and lasting happiness — renunciation, compassion, faith, love and wisdom.

March 2015 schedule

Sunday March 1
7:00-8:00 pm
The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd)
Shamatha and ‘Principle Practice’
Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5

Sunday March 8
1:30-3:30 pm
SLC Main Library (conference room E, next to the children’s library downstairs)
Buddha Path practice
RSVP required: evansjoe108@gmail.com

Friday February 13
7:30-9:30 pm
The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd)
‘You Are The Path’: free public teaching with Jigme Lama Sean D. Young
See below for details…

Saturday-Sunday March 14-15
9:00 am-5:00 pm both days
Metcom Studios–352 S. 500 East, SLC
‘You Are The Path’: 2015 SLC Urban Retreat
See below for details…

Sunday March 22
1:30-3:30 pm
SLC Main Library (conference room E, next to the children’s library downstairs)
Buddha Path practice
RSVP required: evansjoe108@gmail.com

Sunday March 29
7:00-8:00 pm
The Yoga Center–4689 South 2300 East (Holladay Blvd)
Shamatha and ‘Principle Practice’
Everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5

Visiting Teacher Acharya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation and Dzogchen Shri Singha of Salt Lake City are honored to announce the third annual Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat in Salt Lake City from Saturday March 14, through Sunday March 15, 2015.

The retreat will be centrally located at Metcom Studios at 352 South 500 East 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. A general public teaching will be also offered on Friday March 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm at The Yoga Center, at 4689 S. Holladay Blvd.

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 “You Are The Path,” a simple and integrated approach towards integrating Buddhist principles into one’s daily activities surrounding work, family, and community.

Students will observe a full-time weekend schedule from 9 am to 5 pm under the instruction of Venerable Archarya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young. Jigme Lama is a Dharma Teacher of the Dzogchen Lineage and is authorized as a Lama by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche who is a 33rd generation Dzogchen Lineage Holder.

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Venerable Acharya Jigme Lama Sean D. Young

Space for the 2015 Dzogchen Urban Spring Retreat is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Fees will be $50 for both Saturday and Sunday, or $35 for just Saturday, and are set low to cover only expenses for the retreat. For more information, contact the retreat director below.

Joe Evans, Retreat Director Phone: 801-467-4371
Email: evansjoe108@gmail.com

ABOUT THE DZOGCHEN LINEAGE OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM

The teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni have been studied, transmitted, and protected unwaveringly up to the present day by the masters of the Dzogchen Lineage. Dzogchen literally means “Great Inclusion,” and it synthesizes the entirety of the Buddha’s teachings into a vast collection of 84,000 sutras and 6,400,000 tantras. The Dzogchen Lineage refers to the limitless expanse and continuous wisdom of Vast Awakening. This is Buddha Nature—the natural enlightened lineage of wisdom and compassion that exists in the mind of every sentient being. Practicing the Dharma is about increasing one’s own compassion, love, and wisdom—universal principles at the core all religions. The comprehensive approach of the Dzogchen Lineage balances intellectual study, powerful meditation techniques, and group practice to help people increase personal happiness, foster social harmony, and establish the roots of world peace. The intention of all Dzogchen Masters is to help all beings to transform anger into peace, hatred into compassion, jealousy into love, ignorance into wisdom, fear into bliss, stinginess into generosity, and suffering into true happiness—the enlightenment of Vast Awakening.

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ABOUT DZOGCHEN KHENPO CHOGA RINPOCHE

A vibrant and dynamic teacher, Khenpo Choga is a 33rd-generation lineage holder of the Buddhist wisdom lineage of Dzogchen. Rinpoche is a lama of Dzogchen Monastery and professor of the Dzogchen Shri Singha University. He has more than seven years of solitary cave meditation experience in the high Himalayas and embodies the qualities of a realized practitioner. He is a published author of numerous Tibetan and English books, including The Buddha Path, a practice book that encompasses all of Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha Path is now available in English and soon to be released in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian.

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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 the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Sean has studied with his main 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 Sean has also graduated from four Dzogchen Lineage Internship Programs 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. The Varja Yoga Practitioner degree is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree according to western academic standards.

Sean has also received teachings and guidance of teachers such as Lama Thupten Gyaltsen Dorje, Lama Dawa Rinpoche, and Khenpo Konchok Monlam Rinpoche. Following Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche’s guidance, Jigme Lama Sean began teaching introductory Buddhism courses in 2002. Since then, Sean has taught hundreds of students and is noted for his personal, accessible style while explaining Buddhist teachings in simple, everyday terms.

Sean embodies the principle of inclusiveness, dedicating his life to practicing and teaching the Dharma while being a loving and devoted husband and father, all while maintaining a career as a creative professional. Sean has over 17 years working in advertising as a copywriter, video editor, designer, and creative director working on a broad range of regional, national, and global clients.

Sean has also served on the Board of Directors for the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation since 2005, and is currently serving as an officer.

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