Aspirations for the Coming Year

We’ve made lots of new friends and had so many interesting conversations. Let’s keep it going! What are your aspirations as we approach a new year?

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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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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Talks with Buddhist Geeks

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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New AMAZON Review – Rebel Buddha

5.0 out of 5 stars very nice clear synthesis, November 16, 2010 By Robert W. Smith “Robert Smith, Ph.D.” (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews (VINE VOICE) (REAL NAME) This review is from: Rebel Buddha: On the Road toMORE…

REBEL BUDDHA is winning friends and influencing people in the blogosphere

The New York Journal of Books – “…the even-handed approach that Ponlop takes toward dismantling the structures of Buddhism to let their original force emerge speaks well for his mission. He brings from his Asian upbringing into his Western livelihoodMORE…

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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You can discuss Rebel Buddha with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

The Tricycle Book Club has chosen Rebel Buddha as its November 2010 selection.  What this means is that the Tricycle Book Club page will host a discussion all month long, open to all registered members of the Tricycle Book ClubMORE…

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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Rebel Buddha is fomenting a global uprising

Editions will be published in Italian, German, French, and Dutch. A spoken-word version will be released by  Translations into other languages are coming.

The rebellion begins on November 9, 2010

when Shambhala Publications drops Rebel Buddha.  Pre-order now from Shambhala Publications or Amazon.  Dzogchen Ponlop was named one of the Top Ten Buddhist Teachers Living in America by the Huffington Post.