Happy Year of the Earth Pig

On this day of celebration of the lunar new year, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, the founder and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi International, shares good wishes for all. Rinpoche encourages making practical aspirations based on kindness and gentleness towards ourselves and others during this Year of the Earth Pig. What a wonderful way to begin!

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Emotions

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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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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