Regular Events

General guidelines for our regular events: If attending in person, please arrive early.  Allow enough time to settle yourself comfortably - to greet others and arrange your seating and texts.  We will be starting at the scheduled time. In general, open conversation is better after the practice or class, rather than before.

Current pandemic guidelines:  Dorje Ling is open.  To ensure the safety and health of all concerned, please be fully vaccinated and boosted if you attend in person, and stay away if you are not feeling well or have had a known exposure to any COVID or flu.  Masking is optional.

Ngondro Practice & Teachings on Sunday

Dorje Ling is now open for in-person practice.  We offer the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro practice on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m., both in person and on Zoom.  Here is the Zoom link for the Ngondro.

The term Ngondro refers to the foundational practices common to all schools of Tibetan Budhhism.  The Dudjom Tersar Lineage is the name given to the large collection of teachings revealed by Dudjom Lingpa and Dudjom Rinpoche.  Dudjom Rinpoche was a major terton, or treasure revealer of hidden teachings.  He is considered one of the Hundred Great Tertons of the Nyingma lineage.

Dorje Ling is a Nyingma Center founded by Gyaltrul Rinpoche under the spiritual guidance of Dudjom Rinpoche.  Dudjom Rinpoche passed in 1987; many current practitioners met him when he visited Oregon and California in the early 1980s.  The concise practice we do on Sunday mornings is very fresh,  written by His Holiness especially for Western students.

Lunar Day Pujas

 Puja is a Sanskrit word which means worship.  A puja is a Deity Yoga ritual that generally involves liturgy and visualization.   Performing pujas is considered very beneficial for the energy of the Dharma Center and for the participants themselves.

Lunar Day Pujas are traditional Vajrayana Deity Yoga practices.  Most months, we  gather on the New Moon, and on the 10th and 25th days of the Tibetan Lunar calendar. For the next two months, December and January, Matthew Small will be leading the practices for the larger Tashi Choling community.

All currently take place at 4:00 p.m. and include a small tsok.  Watch our calendar for the confirmed dates each month.  We have texts available at Dorje Ling, or bring your own text if you have one.

Zoom Link and Everything You Need to Know About Our Pujas!

Download the Prayer List

Buddhism Book Study Group on Tuesdays

Our long-time book study group continued to meet all through the pandemic, and we have decided to continue our discussions on Zoom. We are currently reading The Power of Mind by Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Please email dorjelingpdx@gmail.com for more information, or to let us know you would like to join when we begin our next book.

Meditation Class on Wednesdays

Our weekly meditation class, led almost every week by Matthew Small, is helpful for beginners and for more experienced meditators.  We meet in person at Dorje Ling, at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Buddhist meditation is a practice of wakeful presence. During meditation, everything outside ourselves is left as it is. Attention is focused on the present moment. The purpose of meditation is to wake up from the maze of habitual distractions and dissatisfactions. The goal is to be simply present, to experience things as they are.

There are many different types of Tibetan Buddhist meditation.  Currently, these Wednesday evening practice sessions focus on a survey of different techniques, with short discussions, including the following:  silent sitting practices with awareness on the breath, like calm abiding;  analytical practices like insight meditation; loving-kindness or metta; and compassion meditations like tonglen, the practice of sending and receiving. 

Teachings & Empowerments - will return when possible

Upcoming Events

 Sangha Gathering and Potluck  Saturday, January 7, 2023 

2:00-5:00

New News:

Scheduling: Due to COVID concerns:

  1. please test if you may have been exposed recently.
  2. Please bring a mask. We will have the Sangha meeting from 2:15-3:15, masks required. Then we will share food and drink, masks optional.

Also:

If you have dharma items you would like to give away, please bring them; we will have a table set up for such gifts. Bring something and take something, it will be our own sort of open-ended dharma gift exchange.

And:

If you are new to Dorje Ling, yes, you are invited!. This party is open to all.

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