Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches at Omega Institute - Nalandabodhi International

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches at Omega Institute

Is it possible to turn emotions into empowering energy? Channel pain into compassionate action? Understand the science and healing strategies behind post-traumatic growth?

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche teaches at Omega Institute this fall, along with David Kaczynski, brother of the “Unabomber,” and author Michaela Haas. The three teachers will help answer those questions during “Compassion, Forgiveness & Resilience: A Buddhist Approach to Finding Strength Through Right Action,” in a workshop to be held October 21-23, 2016.

Over the weekend, the three teachers will share stories and lectures plus proven meditation practices for changing suffering into strength and happiness. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will teach methods for transforming emotions into empowering energy; David Kaczynski will describe how he channeled pain into compassionate activism; and Michaela Haas will explore the new science behind posttraumatic growth.

Students will depart the workshop with new ways to find compassion, forgiveness, resilience, healing and happiness in difficult times.

Three Teachers on Compassion, Forgiveness and Resilience

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, the founder and president of Nalandabodhi, is a widely celebrated Buddhist teacher and the author of Rebel Buddha: A Guide to a Revolution of Mind. His latest book is Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You which will be released on May 3rd:

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David Kaczynski is the brother of Theodore Kaczynski—the so-called “Unabomber.” He is author of Every Last Tie: The Story of the Unabomber and His Family and lectures frequently on issues related to mental illness and compassionate, nonviolent action. He is the former executive director of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery in Woodstock, New York.

Michaela Haas is the author of Bouncing Forward: Transforming Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs. A longtime reporter, she is owner of HAAS live!, an international coaching company for media, mindfulness, and communication training. She has studied Buddhism for more than 20 years.

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