Mindful Listening: The Music of Thoughts

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How can we become good listeners? What might it mean to really hear and be open to ones own thoughts and feelings, and how is listening related to a spiritual path?

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Family Life as a Spiritual Path

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Why do we feel especially triggered by family relationships? How can we transform challenging moments with our family and use those triggers effectively on our path?

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MeeMee HeeHee and the Way of the Bodhisattva

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How can performance artists follow the bodhisattva path (the intention to care as much about others’ happiness as we care about our own)?

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s Aspiration for American Buddhism

What would be the key ingredient to a “melting pot” of American Buddhism — one Buddhism, rather than many? How can students of different Buddhist traditions help and support each other on the road to freedom?

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Western Buddhism: Work in Progress

Where are we going as Western Buddhist practitioners? What would a North American Buddhism look and feel like?

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A Day of Inner Exploration in Boulder

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Psychotherapist Beth Patterson reports on the Rebel Buddha Tour event with Dzogchen Ponlop and other Buddhist leaders in Boulder, CO on Nov 27.   Photos: Boulder Theater – Brigitte Lause. Slideshow – Timothy Patterson.  All other photos -Jilli Bethany.

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The Tour Arrives in Toronto!

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Megan Johnston, transcriber for Nalandabodhi Publications and Nitartha Institute, reports on Toronto’s Rebel Buddha event, featuring panelists Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Tyler Dewar, and Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath. Photos by Alison McAlpine.

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Rebel Buddha does HALIFAX

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche brought Rebel Buddha to the McInnes Room at Dalhousie University on the evening of Thursday, November 18, and blogger Debra Ross has filed a report on her blog.  His opening remarks included this gem: “The most powerfulMORE…

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Heating Up the Dharma: The Container Principle

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In the West, and especially for Gens X, Y and Z, it seems there are as many ways to practice the Buddha’s teachings as there are bowls of microwave popcorn. What’s your recipe?

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Spiritual But Not Religious – Part II, The True Heart of Religion

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Is it possible to find meaning through religion and still harbor questions? How can we follow a spiritual path without blindly accepting someone else’s answers?

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