We get together the first and third Sundays (usually; this month is different) to practice The Buddha Path and do some learning about Buddhism together, as well.
These friendly and informal gatherings are open to everyone, with no previous training required. There is no charge; attendees will have the opportunity to make a donation to support the local Bend Dharma Center.
Practice compassion: bring a friend!
Feel free to dress in shoes that can be removed easily and comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Bring your cushion if you'd like; there will be cushions and chairs available.
The Buddha Path is a meditation book written by His Eminence Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche. The book and the teachings offer practical guidance for increasing our happiness and peace right now, as well as a true path to enlightenment. They also enable us to increase peace and happiness for all beings.
See www.dzogchenlineage.com (http://www.dzogchenlineage.com/) for more about Khenpo Choga and The Buddha Path. While you don't need a book to attend these practices, the book is available on Lulu.com (http://lulu.com/) at http://www.lulu.com/product/hardcover/the-buddha-path/15523246 .
Rinpoche is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DzogchenKhenpoChogaRinpoche . Our Bend Sangha also has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/105869929487506/ . You can join us there and also add your friends who might be interested.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I hope to see you soon! All my love and blessings, Mary