Emotional Rescue with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

AUTHOREmotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting rollercoaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. Only by learning to relate to our emotions skillfully can we benefit from their richness and gain wisdom, instead of letting them control us. When we bring awareness to our emotions, something truly amazing happens – they lose their power to make us miserable.

When you begin to open your heart to the suffering of the world, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. How do we work with the intense emotions that arise, so we can find ways to act with compassion in our communities?

May 20-22, 2016, Nalanda West will host a very special program featuring our founding teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

In partnership with groups taking compassionate action throughout Seattle, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will teach on the 3-step Emotional Rescue Plan for working with disturbing emotions, from his new book Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Wisdom that Empowers You.

This program will combine in-person teachings from Ponlop Rinpoche (marked by his usual warmth and humor), as well as experiential exercises that give a direct taste of practical everyday methods taught by Rinpoche to work with and transform our emotions.


Friday, 20 May 2016 7:00p-9:30p
Saturday, 21 May 2016 10:00a – 5:00p
Sunday, 22 May 2016 10:00a – 12:00noon


Compassionate Action Network and Kirlin Foundation are generously sponsoring the Friday evening talk, book signing and reception. This event will be free to the public, however tickets are required as space is limited.

Weekend Program (including Friday reception)
General Audience $220.
Nalandabodhi Members, Students and Seniors $195.

The Friday night talk, book signing and reception is sold out.

Space is still available for partial weekend attendance. Suggested donation per talk is $50 general admission/$40 student/senior/Nalandabodhi member. Please register at the door Saturday or Sunday morning starting at 9:00am.

All sales are final.

Limited scholarships and work study are available. Please contact: info@nalandawest.org.

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Bookings are closed for this event.