How do we handle “hot” situations and interactions at work? What’s the best course of action when faced with the edginess of other’s opinions and the necessity of needing to get something done?
Why label Buddhism as either secular or religious? Where does the debate about Buddhism’s institutional status originate?
What is the best way to relieve another person’s suffering? How do we as Buddhists relate to others who do not identify as Buddhist themselves, especially our family members?
How can impermanence be a source of joy for parents? What parenting wisdom can be gained by understanding that ‘nothing lasts forever’?
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?
How can the artistic method help us get out of our own way when manifesting positive, creative action in the world?
During a panel discussion with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Mitra Mark Power and Shastri Ethan Nichtern in the Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York City, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was asked, “What is your aspiration for Western Buddhism?”
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When asked about self hatred the Dalai Lama said, “Self hatred. What is that? But you have Budddha nature. How could you think of yourself that way?” How can Western Buddhists gain confidence in Buddha nature and nourish our capacity to offer lovingkindness to ourselves?
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?