Mindful Listening: The Music of Thoughts

How can we become good listeners? What might it mean to really hear and be open to ones own thoughts and feelings, and how is listening related to a spiritual path?

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Family Life as a Spiritual Path

Why do we feel especially triggered by family relationships? How can we transform challenging moments with our family and use those triggers effectively on our path?

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MeeMee HeeHee and the Way of the Bodhisattva

How can performance artists follow the bodhisattva path (the intention to care as much about others’ happiness as we care about our own)?

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s Aspiration for American Buddhism

What would be the key ingredient to a “melting pot” of American Buddhism — one Buddhism, rather than many? How can students of different Buddhist traditions help and support each other on the road to freedom?

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Western Buddhism: Work in Progress

Where are we going as Western Buddhist practitioners? What would a North American Buddhism look and feel like?

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A Day of Inner Exploration in Boulder

Psychotherapist Beth Patterson reports on the Rebel Buddha Tour event with Dzogchen Ponlop and other Buddhist leaders in Boulder, CO on Nov 27.   Photos: Boulder Theater – Brigitte Lause. Slideshow – Timothy Patterson.  All other photos -Jilli Bethany.

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The Tour Arrives in Toronto!

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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Rebel Buddha does HALIFAX

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 powerfulMORE…

Heating Up the Dharma: The Container Principle

In the West, and especially for Gens X, Y and Z, it seems there are as many ways to practice the Buddha’s teachings as there are bowls of microwave popcorn. What’s your recipe?

Image by The Kamikazen

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Spiritual But Not Religious – Part II, The True Heart of Religion

photo from flickr by Orange_Beard

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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