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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Temple University, Philadelphia

Sat., May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm –

Join us for a special day of dharma at Temple University with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Rinpoche will give two talks on bodhicitta, a central concept in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Bodhicitta, or “mind of awakening,” is often described as the seed of liberation. It is the mind that gives rise to the wish for all beings to be free from suffering, and to attain liberation for the welfare of others.

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Compassion 101

Often when we talk about compassion we ask, “How I can increase my compassion?” And the Buddhist teachings do say that we need to expand our compassion. But practically speaking, we need to increase our resilience and our heedfulness.

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Accepting the Gifts that Uncertainty Offers

We all worry about our future and how things are going to turn out. But if we focus too much on outcomes, we’ll miss out on the life we’re actually living. There are no set-in-stone permanent outcomes, but instead, a continuous unfolding of our lives. Seeing uncertainty as growth and discovery takes a leap, but this view can help ease anxiety and build acceptance of what is happening now.

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Nitartha Summer Institute

Fri., July 5, 2019 – Sat., August 3, 2019 @ All Day –

Join Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, and other teachers for an integrated program of meditation and Buddhist studies at this year’s Nitartha Summer Institute. The program will be held at a beautiful location in Salem, Oregon, and there are multiple options for dates and classes.

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Happy Year of the Earth Pig

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche sends his greetings by video to friends worldwide, with wishes for the Lunar New Year and encourages making practical aspirations based on kindness and gentleness towards ourselves and others during this Year of the Earth Pig.

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