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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Spiritual But Not Religious – Part I, The Spiritual Lone Ranger

Does being religious mean you’ve drunk the Kool-Aid? Can you be religious and keep your autonomy? Is there anything wrong with walking the spiritual path alone?

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Rebel Buddha on Shambhala SunSpace

Visit Shambhala SunSpace for a brief video with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explaining “what is a Rebel Buddha,” plus links to all of his previous articles published online by Shambhala Sun, as well as a lively discussion among blog posters aboutMORE…

Save the date and maybe save your mind!

Save these dates for stops on the Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom 2010 Tour! Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will be joined by panelists representing various traditions for an exploration of Western Buddhism and the experience of the modern‐day travelerMORE…

What Is Rebel Buddha?

How can our natural sense of rebelliousness help us on the spiritual path? How might it hurt us or others? Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explains the title of his new book, due out from Shambhala Publications on November 9, 2010.

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Don’t Meditate

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Do you ever sit for meditation, hoping for a peaceful experience? What ‘s your approach when it doesn’t happen? Dennis Hunter suggests it’s possible, and even practical, to forget about meditation completely when you’re sitting.

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Getting It Right

We created rebelbuddha.com to spark a lively, unstuffy interchange about Buddhist teachings, the questions they raise and the creative expression they ignite. To build a true and open community, we need your help.

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Publisher’s Weekly wants to wake up, too.

In an online article titled “Rousing the Sleepers,” Publisher’s Weekly lists 40 books coming out this fall that have the potential to break out at independent bookstores – and they include Rebel Buddha.  “Ponlop studied under some of the greatestMORE…

Truth or Trend?

Everyone is looking for The Truth, but just what exactly is truth? Can an idea be true today but false tomorrow? Or is there such a thing as timeless, immutable truth? How do you know the difference between a feel-good fix and the truth that calms all sufferings?

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