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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