8/1/11- Los Angeles, CA
"His Geekiness" DPR Attends 'Buddhist Geeks' Conference
Buddhist Geeks, are not as the name may suggest, cosplay devotees decked in Shaolin monk robes or Jedi garb...they are instead the Western face of an eons old religion. They are teachers, psychologists, professional bloggers, scientists, lawyers, et. al. trying to reconcile and integrate an ancient and contemplative practice with a contemporary culture that seemingly values neither.
→ Read full article on LA Weekly website
01/18/11 - Hong Kong, China
Quick Visit to a Fast City: DPR in Hong Kong
On his last night in town, in a yoga studio in Wan Chai, Rinpoche had a discussion with students about exploring the mind and the power of radical questioning.
1/6/11 - London, UK
"You don't need the 'right' kind of zafu to be a Buddhist"
Writing for London's Guardian newspaper, Ed Halliwell reviews DPR's latest book:
... Rebel Buddha is a strong candidate for dharmabook of the year, but the message could usefully be applied beyond the Buddhist fringe. After all, what religious, philosophical or scientific tradition has not been misused by the human psyche in this way? Forms and concepts are useful, if held with the lightness their insubstantiality deserves, but as soon as we squeeze them tightly, they begin to twist out of shape, becoming barriers rather than aids to waking up.
→ Read the Full Review
12/14/10 - Kathmandu, Nepal
DPR Visits Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche in Nepal
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12/21/09 - Kathmandu, Nepal
Letter from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Dear Sangha Friends, I recently had the great fortune to visit and spend time with my guru Khenpo Rinpoche at Tek Chok Ling in Kathmandu, Nepal. Rinpoche is doing very well and he is cheerful and happy to see students and give teachings. → Read More
KTGR Doha: A Dreamlike Song of Appearance-Emptiness
12/19/09 - Bangkok, Thailand
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Joins
Compilation Committee Meeting for
the Common Buddhist Text Project
During a recent meeting of the Compilation Committee for the Common Buddhist Text Project that occurred December 18-19 at Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University in Bangkok, Thailand, much progress was made toward the goal of creating a common Buddhist text.
05/01/09 - Bangkok, Thailand
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Participates in International Council of United Nations Day of Vesak Conference
In May 2009, Buddhist scholars, practitioners, and teachers were invited to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in a ground breaking conference. Occurring during Vesak, the holiday that celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of the Buddha, the ICUNDV (International Council of United Nations Day of Vesak),
along with the Thai Government and the United Nations Economic and Social
Commission for Asia and the Pacific, hosted a multi day conference.
03/18/09 - Deer Park, Bir, India
DPR Gives Address at Translating the Words of the Buddha Conference, Deer Park Institute
On Monday, March 16th, 2009, the Translating the Words of the Buddha conference began with an introduction by the conference chair, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, followed by statements from HH The Dalai Lama, HH Sakya Trizin, HH The Karmapa, and the late HH Mindrolling Rinpoche. These were followed by a keynote by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
03/09/09 - Hong Kong, China
DPR Returns to Hong Kong in 2009
As DPR entered the filled-to-capacity shrine room of the Hong Kong Karma Kagyu Buddhist Society, the look on everyone's face said it all - one of sheer joy. The Karma Kagyu Buddhist Society is located in Wan Chai, at the heart of Hong Kong city, and was founded in 1980 by H.H. the 16th Karmapa. Ponlop Rinpoche, then aged 15, was attending His Holiness during this tour.
Watch photo slideshow from this visit
11/28/08 - Taipei, Taiwan
DPR meets with Hong Kong Actor Chapman To and his wife, Crystal
On November 28th, 2008, DPR met with Hong Kong Actor Chapman To and his wife, Crystal, who received Buddhist Refuge vows and the name Namkha Wangmo. See website for photos. 香港演員杜文澤及太太田蕊妮在台北拜會竹慶本樂仁波車.
02/06/08 - Hong Kong, China
DPR Teaches at Hong Kong University and Karma Kagyu (H.K.) Buddhist Society during his 2008 Visit
Between January 9th and February 6th, 2008, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche paid a visit to Hong Kong that was very busy and also extremely beneficial to his local students. Rinpoche has been making regular teaching visits to Hong Kong since 1989.
02/08/08 - Seattle, WA
DPR Joins Losar Celebration at Nalanda West
for the Lunar New Year of the Earth Mouse, 2008-2009
On the morning of February 8th, from the imposing edifice of Nalanda West at the eastern borderlands of Fremont came a strange harbinger of auspicious good cheer, as Nalandabodhi students began to gather and sample freshly brewed Tibetan chang in preparation for the ascent to the shrine room.
Listen to audio recording of DPR's New Year address and
remarks by Mark Power, Nalandabodhi Executive Council Chairman
12/14/07 - Seattle, WA
DPR Gives Teachings on Compositions by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche: "Fifty Verses on Dependent Arising" and "The Sadhana of Mahamudra"
Students of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and of the Dzochen Ponlop Rinpoche gathered in Seattle weeks before the turn of a new year to listen to the teachings on dependent arising and on the profound path of bliss-emptiness Mahamudra, as taught by Khenpo Rinpoche to Ponlop Rinpoche.
11/30/07 - Seattle, WA
Under The Needle: Bringing Buddhism to a wired Seattle
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche interviewed by Mike Lewis for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer daily newspaper. Under the Needle is a feature showcasing Seattle and the people who live here.
09/23/07 - New York, NY
"Mind Beyond Death" Weekend Program in New York City
Rinpoche's book is as much about how to live than how to die or go beyond death. Rinpoche emphasized that we should be more concerned with how we live our lives in the NOW. By the time we are dying or dead it will be too late to compensate for lost time during our lives by relying on esoteric bardo practices.
08/04/07 - Tacoma, WA
DPR Teaches at 2007 Nitartha Institute Summer Program
Often called a "buddhist intellectual boot camp" by Rinpoche, Nitartha is one of the most rigorous and delightful intensive trainings in the teachings available in the West.
Watch video about Nitartha Institute for
Higher Buddhist Studies shot at the 2007 Summer Program
07/21/07 - Ukiah, CA
DPR Interviewed by Michael Toms on New Dimensions Radio
From the Buddhist perspective understanding our mind is key to understanding life and death. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explains the nature of mind and how to use this understanding to rid ourselves of needless suffering and fear.
04/28/07 - San Francisco, CA
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Offers Plenary Address
at Annual Meeting of the Association of Professional Chaplains
The audience included nearly 800 chaplains, a diverse group of professional spiritual caregivers, from around the United States. Rinpoche spoke on the topic of 'Facing Death - the Sacred Horizon,' which for many of the participants was their first introduction to a Buddhist perspective of death and dying.
03/31/07 - Seattle, WA
DPR Attends 'Mind Beyond Death'
Book Signing, Lecture and Art Show
More than 250 people attended a celebration of the publication of DPR's new book, 'Mind Beyond Death.' Open to the public, this event attracted a broad audience of newcomers, curiosity seekers, old Buddhists, new Buddhists, neighbors, health care professionals, artists, scientists, and scholars.
03/27/07 - Seattle, WA
DPR Interviewed by Ron Reagan on 710 KIRO News Radio
The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche talks with Ron Reagan about Tibetan Buddhism and his new book, Mind Beyond Death.
03/01/07 - Ithaca, NY
'Mind Beyond Death'
released by Snow Lion Publications
With warm informality and profound understanding of the Western mind, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche makes the mysterious Tibetan teachings on the bardos--the intervals of life, death, and beyond--completely available to the modern reader.
Read the introduction to this book
10/26/06 - Ithaca, NY
'PENETRATING WISDOM: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra'
released by Snow Lion Publications
Rinpoche's recently released book, Penetrating Wisdom, provides a penetrating insight into the Buddhist paths of Dzogchen and Tantra.
Read excerpts from this book
09/01/06 - Seattle, WA
DPR Gives Keynote Address at Nalanda West's First Ecumenical Conference: 'Spiritual Perspectives on Dying Well, Caregiving and Healing Grief'
In his address, DPR set a theme echoed throughout the event: in order to die well we must learn how to live well.
Watch video of DPR's Keynote Address
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