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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 on Awakening 24/7

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In May 2013, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was winding up his tour of the Northeastern US. In these closing remarks Rinpoche reminds us that our chance for awakening is always right here and now. Enjoy the video!

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on Mindfulness in Woodstock, NY

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Attendees at this weekend’s teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Karma Triyana Dharmacakra in Woodstock, New York (“Exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness”) may have heard a different approach to the dharma than they had expected.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is one of Buddhism’s most famed frameworks for working with the mind and awareness, both on and off the meditation cushion. . . .

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Mitra Tyler Dewar on Generosity

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Thank you, Nalandabodhi Canada, for permission to repost the first selection from their new Paramita of the Month series of email posts, featuring our beloved Mitras. What’s a “paramita”?

Why is generosity the first paramita?
Our habitual minds are very much oriented to focusing outwardly, and particularly on our possessions, whereas the path to awakening has a lot to do with relaxing our tight minds and opening up our awareness. That’s one way we could look at the Mahayana’s approach to the “accumulation of merit”: we want to open our minds up by getting its tendrils connected to the experience of other beings.

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