with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
How to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You
Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting rollercoaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. By learning to relate to our emotions skillfully we can benefit from their richness and gain wisdom, instead of letting them control us. When we bring awareness to our emotions, something truly amazing happens – they lose their power to make us miserable.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will teach on the 3-step Emotional Rescue Plan for working with disturbing emotions, from his latest book, Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Wisdom that Empowers You.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a celebrated Buddhist teacher and the founder, president, and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi, an international community of Buddhist centers.
He is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism, known for his sharp intellect, humor, and easygoing teaching style, for launching the kindness initiative #GoKind and for his outreach to communities internationally.
His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized Rinpoche as a reincarnate lama of the Nyingma tradition, the seventh incarnation in the Dzogchen Ponlop lineage. He was formally enthroned as the 7th Dzogchen Ponlop at Rumtek in 1968, at the age of three. Raised and trained by the Karmapa, Rinpoche’s formative years included extensive study. He received lineage transmissions from some of the greatest Buddhist masters from Tibet’s pre-exile generation: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche (chief Abbot of the Kagyu lineage), Alak Zenkar Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, his root guru. In 1979 (when Rinpoche was fourteen), the 16th Karmapa proclaimed Ponlop Rinpoche to be a heart son of the Gyalwang Karmapa and a holder of his Karma Kagyu lineage. In this way, Rinpoche came to hold the Kagyu lineage as well as the Nyingma lineage into which he was born.
Rinpoche holds lineages in both Indian and Tibetan Buddhism’s two most profound traditions of meditation: Mahamudra (“The Great Seal”) and Dzogchen (“The Great Perfection” or “Great Completion”). Under the close personal tutelage of the greatest masters of the 20th century, Rinpoche has trained in the wide variety of methods that these traditions offer to gain a thorough understanding of the mind and an expansive, direct realization of the mind’s true nature. Some of the masters who guided Rinpoche in meditation through instruction and transmission include the 16th Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, and his present-day root guru, the great scholar-yogi Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.
Weekend teaching schedule (times to be confirmed) :
7pm to 9pm Friday 15th November
10am to 5pm Saturday 16th November
10am to 1pm Sunday 17th November