Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Emotions: Do we need to be rescued from them?

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche speaking on his “Emotional Rescue” book launch tour

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?

“We are usually overwhelmed and overpowered by our emotions when we are not paying attention,” Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche said. “The idea of rescue here is  connecting with our emotions to get to a safer zone.” He went on to say that emotions are widely misunderstood, even the positive ones. “So we get into painful situations in our life, but the basic nature (of emotions) is positive energy. There is so much creative energy there, and that basic energy can liberate us.”

Listen to the full interview with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche here.

Book Tour: Emotional Rescue with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

As part of the 2016 North American Tour for the book launch of “Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You,” Dzogchen Ponlop will give a talk and weekend workshop based on the book in New York City this weekend. Nalandabodhi New York and co-presenter The Interdependence Project will host the special program.

On Friday evening, May 6, Rinpoche will give a keynote talk. Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, will then interview Rinpoche, followed by a book signing. On Saturday and Sunday, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will teach on the 3-step Emotional Rescue Plan for working with disturbing emotions. With his usual warmth and humor, he will  share the methods presented in his new book. Teachers from both The Interdependence Project and Nalandabodhi will lead experiential exercises throughout the workshop.

The event will be held at the Baryshnikov Performing Arts Center in New York City. Click here to register. On Monday May 9th, positive psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Boardman joins Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche for a conversation at The Rubin Museum of Art on managing negative emotions as part of the Rubin’s “Brainwave” Series.  Click here to register.

Next stop on the tour: Nalanda West in Seattle on May 20 – 22. Click here to register.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a renowned Buddhist teacher known for his warmth and wit. A lover of music, art and urban culture, Rinpoche is a poet, photographer, accomplished calligrapher and visual artist, as well as a prolific author. Rinpoche is founder and president of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist centers.