Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche brought Rebel Buddha to the McInnes Room at Dalhousie University on the evening of Thursday, November 18, and blogger Debra Ross has filed a report on her blog. 

His opening remarks included this gem: “The most powerful agent for change and for transforming our own fixation, clinging and suffering rests within our own ability to work with our mind through the practices of contemplation and meditation. True freedom comes from pursuing an open-minded, inquisitive, ordinary human path to awakening and enlightenment.”

A panel discussed followed, moderated by Barry Boyce, and featuring Mitra Tyler Dewar, Carolyn Rose Gimian, and Scott Wellenbach, as well as Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.  The panel addressed the important question of what societal structures and social environments will be conducive to a “culture of awakening” and realization in the West?

 Read all about the evening here.