Sights + Sounds

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche addresses these key questions: How can we change our pattern of response to difficult situations? And what can we bring to the table that will make a real difference in the world? Recorded at Nalandabodhi New York City, 2013.

Being in the Present Moment

Mitra Tyler Dewar describes what it means to “be in the present moment,” and why it can be so powerful.

Why Meditate?

Mitra Lee Worley talks about some of the reasons why people practice meditation, and explains how you can make it an exploration to discover what works for you.

How Can Meditation Help Children?

Mitra Mark Power explains how meditation can support children in their daily challenges, and suggests a simple approach.

 

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We’re cultivating our intelligence as opposed to expanding or upgrading its contents. It’s like brightening a room by putting a higher-watt lightbulb in a lamp. Suddenly we can see everything in the room much more clearly.

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

STUDY

In the Buddhist path, we accumulate knowledge in three ways: through study, contemplation, and meditation.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

MEDITATION

The practice of meditation is basically a process of getting to know yourself by becoming familiar with your mind.

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

MEDITATION

When sitting meditation is practiced over time, the mind begins to fall naturally into a resting state, which allows us to be fully present in our life.

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

MEDITATION

The position of your body has a very direct and powerful effect on your mind. An upright posture enables your mind to rest naturally in a calm and peaceful state.

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

MINDFUL ACTIVITY

Once you join practice with day-to-day life, every corner of your world offers you a way to explore wakefulness, whether you’re in a shrine hall or on the street.

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

MINDFUL ACTIVITY

When we’re genuinely engaged in a process of working with others, we’re automatically working with ourselves as well.

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

MINDFUL ACTIVITY

The act of bringing your mind into the present is an act of self-discipline. The tendency of mind to move this way and that … is brought to a halt.

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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