Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Teacher and Rebel Buddha author Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche has been a frequent contributor to the Shambhala Sun's magazine and blog. Browse them here.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in the Shambhala Sun
What the Buddha Taught
Buddha offered a progression of
teachings appropriate to people's different spiritual needs. Dzogchen
Ponlop Rinpoche outlines the three turnings of the wheel of
Meditation: Catch and Release
"Catch your thoughts and release them. You don’t need to bang them on the
head and try to kill them before throwing them back. You can just
acknowledge each thought and then let it go."
Within," "Getting to Know Your Mind," "Two Aspects of the Mind, " and "Stuck in the Conceptual World" — from Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s article in the January
2011 Shambhala Sun magazine.
If we use them as opportunities to work with our mind, all our
mistakes, confusion, and difficulties become an unerring path of
awakening. This is the essence, says Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, of
the Buddha’s wisdom for difficult times.
We can see awakening in the world
around us, but we can also turn the telescope inward and look directly
at our mind. In the Vajrayana school of Buddhism, we discover that this
very mind is the mind of the Buddha, and what we’ve been searching for
so long has been right in front of us all the time.
The Wisdom of the Body & The Search for the Self
From the impermanent to the heroic to
the sacred — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on how the view of body changes
and evolves in the three vehicles of Buddhism.
Finding Your Buffalo
"What you are looking for is your own happiness, peace of mind,
and enlightened nature. You may find someone else’s version of it, but
it is not the same as finding your own."
Resting the Busy Mind
How do we rest and relax our minds? There are a number of things that can help. Meditation is one of the best.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche discusses mindfulness, love, and relationship at a special Shambhala Sun "What the Buddhists Teach" weekend.