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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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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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Welcome to our new website!

After months of planning, collaboration, and hard work, we’re very happy to share the new and improved Nalandabodhi International website. Over the coming months we will be gradually moving all of our center websites over to this new design as well. We invite you to look around and explore!

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Happy Year of the Earth Pig

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche sends his greetings by video to friends worldwide, with wishes for the Lunar New Year and encourages making practical aspirations based on kindness and gentleness towards ourselves and others during this Year of the Earth Pig.

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How Our Differences Can Make Us Stronger

Buddha’s teachings say there are all kinds of sentient beings. We are not just restricted to being male, female –– one, two, three or four types, and so on. Buddha taught that the variety of beings in the universe is actually infinite! – by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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When Is Meditation Non-Meditation?

The dharma path is nothing other than working with your own mind. In Buddhism, one of our most powerful tools for working with the mind is meditation. Meditation is about seeing who you are, seeing your mind, through which you can discover your mind’s nature. — by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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