Cheerful Lunar New Year! Nalandabodhi to celebrate Wood Horse year on March 2

Friday, January 31 marks the dawning of the new lunar year of the Male Wood Horse, according to the Tsurluk astrological system of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Cheerful lunar new year! May your lives be abundant with the richness of dharma, with its trainings in wisdom and compassion, and of all positive conditions to support you and your families, and all those whose lives connect with yours. May all be auspicious!

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Kindness Deconstructed

In Ponlop Rinpoche’s latest article, he teaches us that the most practical, everyday way of working to increase kindness in this world, is to work with the opposites of loving kindness, with our habitual patterns and disturbing emotions. Great compassion involves great risk. You have to leap.

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Before You Send that Angry Email

Watch Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche give a concise teaching from his book Emotional Rescue. Rinpoche reminds us that when dealing with the emotion of anger, it is oftentimes a good idea to take a mindful gap before acting.

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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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