Category Archives: Happiness

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche gives talk at BuddhaFest LA

BuddhaFest debuts in LA

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will be one of six well-known Buddhist teachers giving a talk at BuddhaFest LA, held on June 2-4. After seven years in Washington, DC, BuddhaFest will debut in Los Angeles at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. As one of the leading festivals in the country to focus on mindfulness and […]

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Meditation practice free of cultural baggage

Meditation free of cultural baggage

The following post, “Backpacking East to West” by Mitra Karl Brunnholzl, is part of a series by Nalandabodhi Mitras on American Buddhism. How important is it to get free of the Asian baggage we may have picked up along with our meditation practice? How can we tell if we’re clinging to the familiar for its own […]

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How to practice meditation in your busy life: View the world as your cave

Meditation Practice: View the world as your cave

The following post, “Staying in My Cave” by Mitra Lee Worley, is part of a series by Nalandabodhi Mitras on American Buddhism. What does it mean to practice the discipline of meditation, when your kids or your co-workers are driving you nuts? When you keep making mistakes? If you can’t get away to a cave, how […]

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Choosing a spiritual practice: How do we know what works?

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The following post, “How Do We Know What Works?” by Mitra Karl Brunnholzl, is part of a series by Nalandabodhi Mitras on American Buddhism. When we’re choosing a spiritual practice, a path or even a meditation teacher, what guidance can we rely on — how do we know what works? Even though a friend may be […]

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches at Omega Institute

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches at Omega Institute this October during “Compassion, Forgiveness & Resilience: A Buddhist Approach to Finding Strength Through Right Action,” along with David Kaczynski, brother of the “Unabomber,” and author Michaela Haas.

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How Do the Buddhist Teachings Become a Lifestyle?

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How do we know when the Buddhist teachings become part of our lives? What are the signs? In a candid interview, Mitra Dean Tyler Dewar shares some thoughts about the process.

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Secret to happiness: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explains

What is the secret to happiness? In an interview recently aired on Univision for the international television program Yoga Con Luz,  Nalandabodhi’s founder and spiritual guide, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, was asked about the elusive nature of happiness. What is the secret to being able to feel peace and stillness in our modern, hectic world? In response to the […]

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Seattle hosts Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl teaching on The Heart Attack Sutra

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This coming weekend January 22-24, Nalandabodhi Seattle will host Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl, who will be teaching at Nalanda West event center on the Heart Sutra, often cited as the most famous and popular of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings.

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on Compassionate Action and the Power of Emotions

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Last week Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche taught on Compassionate Action in New York. This weekend he teaches on the power of emotions in Washington D.C. This theme follows the recent teachings given by His Holiness Karmapa in Seattle on A Call to Compassionate Action.

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