The Secular Buddhist interviews Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

 

In this interview Rinpoche discusses the benefit of breaking free from old myths and outdated cultural trappings “…. we need to find a way to connect these ancient teachings on wisdom with our contemporary sensibilities. Only by stripping away irrelevant cultural and social values will we see the full spectrum of what this wisdom is in its naked form and what it has to offer our modern cultures.”

 

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