Author Archives: Jessie Wei

Questions & Answers on Mindfulness with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Q: In the West today, mindfulness as a practice is being taken out of its Buddhist context and introduced without Buddhist language of any kind. We have mindfulness in business, mindfulness in the education system, and so on. What do you think of this, Rinpoche? Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: I’ve been contemplating that quite a bit. […]

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“How to Be Kind to Yourself”: Sage Advice from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dealing with Loss, Anger and Sadness Q: My partner and I just broke up. I don’t want to feel anger or jealousy, but I feel it anyway. I feel anger. How can I have compassion for myself? Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche: There are two questions here actually––one about hating someone and one about losing someone. In […]

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Nitartha Summer Institute 2018

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Introducing a New “Off the Cushion” Discussion Series

  Nalandabodhi Connecticut is excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of guided discussions in the coming months on several topics that deal with how to bring the dharma into our daily lives. Topics to be covered tentatively include: Spiritual Bypassing Buddhist Approaches to Dealing with Pain Buddhism & Race Bearing Witness […]

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Please join us for the 2017 Winter Retreat!

Stages of Meditation with Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, Acharya Lhakpa Tshering, and Mitra Mark Power You can watch or listen to our review sessions of teachings from the 2015 retreat (audio, video) and the 2016 retreat (audio, video). Cultivate your path to deeper meditation practice… Learn and practice calm abiding (shamatha) meditation and the stages of […]

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