April 2018 News – Special Edition

by | Apr 9, 2018 | Newsletter

April News

There are several incredible events and opportunities to share with you this month, so we decided to make a special news edition for you!


  • – Return of Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche August 4-8th
  • – 15th annual Portland Buddhist Festival, Saturday, June 2
  • – Anam Thubten in Portland May 4-6th
  • – Rohingya Petition
  • – Gochen Monastery in Kham ~ Opportunity to Benefit
  • – Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro Practices April 15th and 22nd


Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche Returns to Portland
Saturday, Aug 4 to Wednesday, August 8th

Save the date! Samden Ling is honored to welcome back Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche for an extended retreat. This year he will teach on “The Precious Wishing Treasure” by Longchen Rabjam. Details and registration coming soon. Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche is one of the primary teachers at Shechen Monastery in Nepal which is home to approximately 1,000 monastics. He is a lineage holder of the Longchen Ngingthig Ngondro, and studied under Dzogchen master, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Rinpoche will be available for a few private interviews, and he can converse in English.

If you are interested in sponsoring a meal for Rinpoche, a personal interview, or volunteering for the retreat, please email Yangchen at events@samdenling.org.

15th Annual Portland Buddhist Festival

Saturday, June 2 Samden Ling will be participating in the festival this year. Please come by and visit us. In addition to Buddhist groups from all over the greater Portland area, there will be discussions, meditations and workshops focused on the theme of gratitude growing. A teen table for card/board games has been suggested, and there will also be an art tent for younger children. The festival will be held at Colonel Summers Park, SE 17th and Taylor in Portland, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Check out some photos from last year here.

Anam Thubten – Coming Soon!
Portland – May 4-6th

The Dharmata Foundation is pleased to host Anam Thubten in Portland this summer. He will lead a short guided meditation followed by a Dharma talk on Friday evening, and a weekend retreat on the important aspects of meditation on Saturday and Sunday.

Location: SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave, Portland
Cost: Friday Talk by donation. Retreat cost $150.
Registration: lw.allahdadi@gmail.com OR click here to register on Eventbrite

Rohingya refugees walk from Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

The Rohingya are fleeing Myanmar because of the extreme violence against them.

The Rohingya call this violence “the Buddhist Terror,” because it is supported by some prominent Buddhist monastics and justified through a profound distortion of the Buddha’s teachings.

Here are some ways you can support the Rohingya refugees:

1. Visit the Buddhist Humanitarian Website for more information

2. Sign the petition

3. Share this information with friends and sangha

Gochen Monastery in Kham

This is one of the Nyingma monasteries of Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, a student of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and the hidden yogi Lama Chimed Namgyal. Khenpo Dongyal Rinpoche is a frequent visiting teacher to Portland, and he was here last Fall teaching at Portland Insight Meditation Community and Dorje Ling.

Lama Jacqueline visited this remote and isolated monastery recently during her trek in Tibet, and noted they are in need of basics such as running water and bathrooms.

If you’d like to give even a small monetary gift, donations can be made through the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center. Click here to donate and see their holy site on this rugged and beautiful land.

Dzogchen Longchen Nyingthig Ngondro Practice – April 15 and 22nd

The month of April is dedicated to community support for the Longchen Nyingthig ngondro. We will focus on accumulations and Lama Jacqueline will include guidance.

All levels of training including beginners are welcome. Click here for More information. Please come to share this beautiful practice and also meet your new Executive Director, Yangchen (Margaret Janssen). See you soon!

Where: Tabor Space, Room 05
When: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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