Newsletter March 2024


Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 3, 2:00-3:30 Riwo Sang Chod (smoke offering)

Tuesday, March 5, 4:00-6:30 Dakini Day puja

Saturday, March 9, 10:00-2:00 Sangha Work Party

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30pm Book group opens to new members

Tuesday, March 19 - Tuesday March 26 Decho (anniversary of Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche's Parinirvana)

Saturday, March 23, 10:00-2:00 Tara Dancing

Sunday, March 24, 2:00-4:00 Lama Tsering, TLC on Zoom

March 19-26 Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche's Decho

Everyone is welcome to join this special event hosted by Orgyen Dorje Den. Attend in person or online for as many sessions as you would like. Click image for the event's page.

Sunday, March 3 Riwo Sang Chod

We began this practice to participate in beneficial activities and avert hindrances prophesied 1200 years ago. Click here to learn more.

"Through the Tibetan traditional sang (incense smoke) offerings, we practice generosity of the body, energy, and mind by giving the very best we have to offer to all the beings that live alongside us." Lama Lena

Saturday, March 9th Sangha Work Party

Mark your calendar and join Dorje Ling for a day of camaraderie from 10:00 - 2:00

Your assistance is needed, both indoors and outdoors, to keep the Shrine Shining, the plants growing and the meditation cushions clean. Weather dependent on some activities, but the time and activities shared with others builds a strong and beautiful sangha. Bring some snacks to share.

Book Group: Open to New Members Beginning Tuesday, March 19

Our book study group is for anyone interested in reading popular titles to classic texts on Buddhism. We meet online Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. You don’t need to be an experienced practitioner to join!

Upcoming Titles

Buddha, by Karen Armstrong

followed by

Reflections on Silver River, Tokme Zongpo's Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, with commentary by Ken McLeod

Please email to let us know if you would like to join.

Sunday, March 24th Lama Tsering

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Regular Events at Dorje Ling

These ongoing events are open to everyone.

Visit our Event Page

Ngöndro Practice

Sunday mornings 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Attend in person

or zoom

Mark Fry will be leading the practices in March. 

Ngondro Zoom Link

Meditation Class

Wednesday nights

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Attend in person

(There will be NO MEDITATION CLASS on

Wednesday March 27)

Braulio will be facilitating this month. We usually do three 15-minute meditations exploring a variety of techniques, along with guided meditations recorded by Alan Wallace.

Dakini Day Puja

Tuesday, March 5th

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Attend in person

or zoom

Puja Zoom link

Special Announcement: Purchase of Shakyamuni Buddha Statue

Our Shrine Room has long enjoyed a beautiful representation of Guru Rinpoche gifted to us by Gyatrul Rinpoche. Now we are buying a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. 

We have chosen a stone statue from Indonesia, 38 inches high, and weighing around 300 pounds. The purchase price and delivery cost of this statue add up to about $2,000, a real bargain amidst the many statues we looked at. 

If you would like to participate in the purchase of this new statue, look for a separate email with a donation link. We will let you know when it is seated and you can all come and visit!

New Statue

We just received this beautiful statue of Samantabhadra/ Samantabadri, Yab-Yum, acquired in Kathmandu, Nepal by one of our Sangha members. It is really galvanizing, shiny with a timeless quality. Right now, it sits on Gyatrul Rinpoche’s throne altar: remember to look for it.  Thank you!

Saturday, March 23, 10:00-2:00 Tara Dancing

Dear Friends of Sacred Dance,

Spring is (almost) in the air and I look forward to celebrating the Spring Equinox with you at PIMC. Come join us as Candle and I weave the rejuvenating elixirs of meditation, sacred dance movement, sound bowl healing, and community. 

Om Tare,


When: March 23, 2024, Sat. at 10 am - 4 pm

Where: PIMC  6536 SE Duke St Portland, OR.

Website info (scroll down a bit):

Here is the acceptiva, direct link to register:

Additional Links

Tashi Choling, Center for Buddhist Studies

Orgyen Dorje Den, Tibetean Buddhist Center

Yeshe Nyingpo Mexico, Center for Buddhist Studies

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