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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A High Time in Halifax!

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Debra Ross, Manager of Outreach for the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University, reports on the Halifax event, featuring panelists Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Tyler DewarCarolyn Rose Gimian, and Scott WellenbachPhotos by Marvin Moore.

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Talks with Buddhist Geeks

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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.

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Rebel Buddha Tour hits NYC

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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.

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Towards An American Buddhism

America is such a melting pot. How can we have a genuine American Buddhism? What will it look like, feel like, taste like?

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Rebel Buddha is here!

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.

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Dharma Practice and Language

Can I really practice dharma in my own language? Won’t something get lost in translation? What language did the Buddha actually speak?

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How Is Meditation Like a Snickers Bar?

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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?

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The Art of Buddhist Inquiry . . . Q & A with a Smile!

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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?

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Staying in My Cave

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What does it mean to practice the discipline of meditation, when your kids or your co-workers are driving you nuts? When you keep making mistakes? If you can’t get away to a cave, how can you face your demons?

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