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.
Debra Ross, Manager of Outreach for the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University, reports on the Halifax event, featuring panelists Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Tyler Dewar, Carolyn Rose Gimian, and Scott Wellenbach. Photos by Marvin Moore.
What is the essential Dharma, beyond culture? How can we understand emptiness clearly? Is enlightenment a real possibility for anyone? Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche recently explored these questions in an interview on Buddhist Geeks, brought to you again here.
The Rebel Buddha Tour has hit the road! Field reporter Shane Michael Manieri offers this report from Sunday’s event in New York. Photos by Helen Contino.
America is such a melting pot. How can we have a genuine American Buddhism? What will it look like, feel like, taste like?
Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom is now available. And if the author’s example is any indication, part of the spiritual path is not taking ourselves too seriously. So, in the spirit of rebel buddha, we’re introducing another fun mind-teaser: ever seen a pithy aphorism disguised as a drink ad? Go check it out.
Can I really practice dharma in my own language? Won’t something get lost in translation? What language did the Buddha actually speak?
If we want to taste the truth about our mind and our world, where should we begin? And what does meditation have in common with a Snickers?
What’s the value of questions and questioning? How can we make the best use of our questions (and answers) to see ourselves and situations with greater clarity?