Recently Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche spoke with Buddhist Geeks co-founder Vincent Horn to explore several key points related to the development of a more contemporary Buddhism. They explored some ideas from Rinpoche’s new book, Rebel Buddha, including the idea that there is an essential aspect to Dharma that goes beyond culture, the ways that teachings on emptiness are often confused or misunderstood, and the nature of enlightenment and the possibility of awakening in the here and now.

The Rebel Buddha 2010 Tour, associated with the release of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s book, began in NYC, then went on to Halifax and Toronto. The Tour arrives in Boulder-Denver on Nov 27  and Seattle on December 5. Come join us!

Listen to  the full interview here.