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Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society

For twelve Sundays Nalandabodhi Connecticut is offering a book discussion group on H. H. Karmapa’s book Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society. Below is a summary of the fourth chapter and a list of contemplations related to this chapter that will be the basis of our online discussion of this chapter on Sunday June […]

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EAST COAST WINTER RETREAT 2018

Eight Verses for Training the Mind 2018/19 Winter Retreat Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 through Tuesday,  Jan. 1, 2019 Beautiful new location:  Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT   Registration is now open!   Cultivate your path to deeper meditation practice… Skillful compassion requires a foundation of calm abiding (through shamatha meditation) and the clarity of insight which we can cultivate through progressive stages of analytical meditation. This uncovers […]

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Difficult World, Peaceful Mind

                  {Words of Wisdom from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche} We have so many kinds of suffering in our world––natural calamities, earthquakes, hurricanes. It seems as though all of the elements are attacking us. At least the sky hasn’t fallen yet. We cannot control natural calamities, but at the […]

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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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