Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on Awakening 24/7

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!

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Buddhism

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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General

How to Relax in Mindfulness

Sometimes our mindfulness becomes too focused, too squeezed. When you focus too much on mindfulness, actually that can sometimes be counterproductive. But can you imagine totally relaxing? Relaxing 100% is almost not possible, right? – by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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Emotions

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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