Penguin’s New Author, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, author of Emotional Rescue, to Teach a series of Workshops based on his New Book in Philadelphia, Halifax, Washington DC, New York, and Seattle in April and May.


“Ponlop Rinpoche gives us here a down-to-earth guide to recognize, understand, transform and utilize the basic energy of even our negative emotions to live fresh and genuinely happy lives.”  — Richard Gere


SEATTLE, Wash., March 2016 – On April 19, the new book by acclaimed Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You (TarcherPerigee/ Penguin Random House) will be released to the public. During a five-city tour of the United States and Canada, the author will teach Emotional Rescue workshops based on his new book.

EMOTIONAL RESCUE from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on Vimeo.

Many know Ponlop Rinpoche as the author of Rebel Buddha: A Guide to a Revolution of Mind (Shambhala) which presented Buddhist teachings with a fresh, contemporary voice in the context of an emerging North American Buddhism, free of religious trappings.

At each stop on the Emotional Rescue book tour, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will teach his groundbreaking 3-Step Rescue Plan that shows how to free yourself from being a victim of emotions by gaining the awareness and understanding that helps you harness their power.

The tour, sponsored by Nalandabodhi, kicks off with an Emotional Rescue program on Monday, April 4 in Philadelphia, PA at Temple University. Rinpoche’s teaching tour continues with weekend workshops in Halifax, Nova Scotia April 15-17, Washington, DC April 22-24, New York, NY May 6-8 and concludes in Seattle, Washington May 20-22 at Nalanda West contemplative arts center.

dpr blue_retouched_no mic_WEB_Screen ShotDzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely celebrated Buddhist teacher and author who brings the essence of the Buddha’s message to modern audiences with humor and practicality. Rinpoche is founder and president of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist centers.


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