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Happy Lunar New Year

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche sends his wishes for a Happy Lunar New Year.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche sends his greetings to friends and sangha members worldwide, with wishes for a  Happy Lunar New Year of the Fire Rooster Happy Lunar New Year! Nalandabodhi centers around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year, otherwise known as Losar in Tibetan. Every year in the Tibetan calendar is associated with an […]

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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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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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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche launches new website!

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This week Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche unveiled a lively, updated new personal website. The site consists of a interactive grid of moving parts that invite exploration. By clicking on large photo buttons, visitors will find much to discover: YouTube videos, art and humor pieces by Rinpoche, and of course, a current schedule of teachings . . . .

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Happy 2014 from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and the Nalandabodhi International sangha!

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2013: Celebrating dharma treasures received and shared

  In 2013, our Nalandabodhi sangha received an abundance of dharma treasures, and together, we shared them widely. Boundless appreciation for our sangha volunteers, who participated in creating these opportunities for so many to connect with the heart of awakening! Our hearts are filled with profound gratitude, most especially for our one and only Dzogchen […]

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Rejoicing in Nalandabodhi’s heartfelt offering to our troubled world

  Dear Sangha Family,   Every taste of dharma we have experienced is a gift we’ve received due to the kindness of others. It is an offering to us from our teachers, especially our beloved DPR, who tirelessly shares with us the wisdom of this great lineage. And it’s a gift from countless practitioners before […]

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Backpacking East to West

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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 sake, or if we’re revering the truth? How do we evolve a Buddhism that works for Westerners without creating new obstacles […]

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Heretic Buddhists

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Are we in touch with our rebel spirit, always questioning and testing? Can we take our “no fear” approach too far? Or, by rigidly holding to the “right” rules and rituals, are we actually losing spiritual ground and just shoring up the ego? Is it possible to cut ourselves off from our own clarity and […]

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Family Life as a Spiritual Path

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Why do we feel especially triggered by family relationships? How can we transform challenging moments with our family and use those triggers effectively on our path?

From my perspective, family life and relationship are among the most obvious and paradoxical of paths on which to practice the dharma. Nowhere are we more triggered nor more loving. In one moment, something our partner / child / parent does fills us with joy, and then suddenly, in the next moment, something they say hits us just the wrong way and we’re ready to live a life of solitude!

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