November 13th is World Kindness Day

Often, we think that when we are kind to someone, it only benefits that person and not ourselves.  “But the reality is that acts of compassion have the power to transform the giver in unexpected ways.”

Think about how it feels when you commit a random act of kindness. Think about how it feels when you witness someone expressing genuine kindness to another. Participating in these acts benefit us in unanticipated ways. In the end, our acts of kindness are helping us more than others.

You can read an article on kindness written by our Teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, here.

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Path of Mindful Activity: Taking Every Day Life as the Path

Join in person or on webcast! Friday, February 14, 2020, and Saturday, February 15, 2020. Led by Stephanie Johnston and hosted by Nalandabodhi Seattle, this workshop offers teachings, reflections, guided meditations and experiential exercises for practitioners of all levels based on Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s Six Cornerstones of Our Practices on the Path of Awakening with emphasis on the first three cornerstones.

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Acharya Tashi Teaching in Petropolis, Brazil

Join us on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Petrópolis, Brazil as Acharya Tashi teaches on Shamatha meditation and the importance of calm abiding and how to use different methods of focus.

Everyone welcome! This workshop is taught in English and translated into Portuguese.

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