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Tara Drupchen: dispelling obstacles and fears

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In the midst of a turbulent time in our country, Nalanda West and Nalandabodhi Seattle held their first Tara Drupchen, a three-day practice intensive. In all wisdom traditions, loving-kindness is often cited as an antidote to fear. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Tara symbolizes loving-kindness and compassion and is said to have promised to dispel the fears […]

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Emotional Rescue Tour concludes at Nalanda West

The North American Tour for the launch of Dzogchen Ponlop’s new book, “Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You,” rolled to a close May 20-23, at Nalanda West in Seattle. About 300 people attended the warmly received Friday night program and book signing, with tickets donated […]

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Congratulations to the Winners of Emotional Rescue Scholarships

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Congratulations to the winners of two scholarships who will receive this weekend’s Emotional Rescue training with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at Nalanda West. Nalanda West is pleased to have been able to donate these two Emotional Rescue scholarships through Compassionate Action Network (CAN), who selected Clara Koch and Lara Gandara-Flynn to receive the program scholarships. As part of the selection process, applicants […]

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Emotions: What makes them workable?

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On April 30, OmTimes Magazine posted an interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, renowned Buddhist teacher and author of “Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You.”  The interviewer asked Dzogchen Ponlop, “What is it about our emotions that makes them workable? They seem to be at […]

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Emotions: do we need to be rescued from them?

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On April 27, Conscious Talk Radio interviewed author and celebrated Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche about his recently released book, “Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You.”  Program hosts Brenda Michaels and Rob Spears asked Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche why do we need rescuing from our emotions? […]

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Emotional Rescue Tour: Next stop New York City

Join Dzogchen Ponlop for a talk and workshop based on his new book, Emotional Rescue

On Friday, April 4, before a lively crowd at Temple University in Philadelphia, Dzogchen Ponlop kicked off the 2016 Emotional Rescue North American Tour for his newly released book, Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You. The widely celebrated teacher and author of Rebel Buddha: A […]

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Stepping into Awareness

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The inaugural Awareness Enabled Life Positioning workshop auspiciously debuted on the weekend of the Vernal Equinox at Nalanda West. Alongside approximately thirty participants, I spent Saturday and Sunday exploring my life, values, strengths and aspirations. Led by Mark Power, we examined our situations, reflected on our gifts and our talents, determined strengths that would support […]

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Three key points of Buddhist path

At a recent weekend teaching, Acharya Lhakpa Tshering and several participants enjoy lunch together.

Acharya Lhakpa Tshering will return to Nalanda West on March 11 and 12 to discuss three key points of the Buddhist path. Over the weekend, Acharya will teach from the great Tibetan master Tsongkhapa’s work, “Three Principal Aspects of the Path.” These essential points condense the entire range of the Buddhist teachings, making an easy-to-remember template for practitioners of any level. […]

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Karmapa Seattle 2015

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Like so many others, we are rejoicing in the news that His Holiness Karmapa will soon be returning to the United States! His Holiness will participate in many events during his spring tour, organized by numerous dharma centers, universities, and groups in different parts of the country. For the 2015 visit, Karmapa Foundation is serving […]

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Awake in Seattle: A Celebration of Meditation, Joy and Laughter!

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Let’s just say we had a marvelous weekend. Awake in Seattle was Nalanda West’s thank-you to the Pacific Northwest community, and especially to Seattle, for 10 years supporting our programs and courses. We listened, contemplated, meditated, ate great food, and enjoyed each other’s company while checking out Nalanda West’s Five Fields of Knowledge. We celebrated […]

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