Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
The founder and president of Nalandabodhi, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, is a widely celebrated Buddhist teacher and an advocate of American and Western Buddhism. A lover of music, art and popular culture, Rinpoche is a tech-savvy poet, photographer, and visual artist. He brings the essence of the Buddha’s message to modern audiences with humor and practicality. He is also the founder of Nitartha International, a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to preserving the contemplative literature of East Asia.
Rinpoche is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is known for his sharp intellect, humor, and easygoing teaching style.
Rinpoche is author of several books, most recently, Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You (available for pre-order). Other titles include Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom, Mind Beyond Death, Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, and Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra. He is a frequent contributor to Buddhadharma: A Practitioner’s Quarterly and the Shambhala Sun. His writings also appear in issues of Best Buddhist Writing and other anthologies. You can connect with Rinpoche on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @rebel_buddha, and you will find his posts on blogs such as Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Shambhala Sunspace and others. +more