Instructor: JOSEPH EVANS


Joseph Evans (Orgyen Shiwo Dorje) has been studying Buddhism with H. E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche since 2004, and is a devoted practitioner of The Buddha Path. He has completed seven summer retreats at the Dzogchen Retreat Center in Eugene, Oregon in addition to numerous seasonal retreats. In September 2018, he received the esteemed title of Dharma Acharya Instructor.

A dharma teacher known for his clear, sincere, compassionate and analytical teaching style, Joseph organizes local sangha activities and gives frequent dharma instruction and teachings. In addition to his dharma activities, Joseph is a professional musician, a violinist in the Utah Symphony Orchestra since 1996, and holds music degrees from the University of Utah (B.A.) and the Manhattan School of Music (M.A.).

To fulfill the aspirations of his kind teacher, Joseph wishes to fully complete the path of the Dzogchen Lineage in this lifetime, help all beings realize their full potential of true happiness, and help create a peaceful and harmonious society in this world. To that end, he wishes to bring practical dharma teachings that inspire others to increase well-being and happiness, establish Dzogchen Lineage dharma centers, temples and schools in the United States and Japan, and to bring dharma to life for countless people through music.

"Joe had a fantastic ability to communicate clearly, with supporting detail. I appreciated learning about what he had to teach."-Bruce J.

JOSEPH EVANS is currently teaching:

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JOSEPH EVANS has previously taught:

  • Principles of Buddhist Meditation
  • The Four Noble Truths: Buddhist Principles for a Happy Life
  • The Seven Relationship Unities: A Buddhist Perspective on Relationships
  • Mantra, Meditation, and Meaning: Sacred Music of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Tibetan Buddhist Meditation -- An Introduction