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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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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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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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Always Looking for Freedom!

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In Mexico City this March, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche made the audience laugh in personal recognition, as he painted various pictures of our constant quest for whatever we think will bring us “freedom.” In this video clip, Rinpoche humorously points out how our concept of freedom changes from year to year, at each stage of life.

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DPR Teaches in NYC: Dependence and Interdependence

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On May 11 and 12, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche gave three talks at Tibet House in New York City.

During the morning session on Saturday, DPR pointed out that the main message of the Buddha is to work with our mind in order to gain a deeper realization:

“Our minds are like wild horses, running this way and that. They’re very beautiful, but untamed. We must first tame them with the lasso of mindfulness, or recollection.

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