Restricted Teaching: Viewing and listening to these recordings is restricted to members of Nalandabodhi who are formal students of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, or individuals who have his direct permission.
East Coast Student Retreat: With characteristic humor and insight, Rinpoche emphasizes the importance of bringing present awareness, compassion, wisdom, and contentment to every moment of our lives, even when our lives are filled with confusion and challenges. In these talks Rinpoche encourages us to make full use of the many practices we have learned and then take what we have learned during formal practice into our everyday lives. Rinpoche points out three approaches to awakening that are available only in the post-meditation context, not in the meditative state. In post-meditation, the present moment of insatiable desire provides the opportunity to cultivate contentment. Present awareness also allows us to notice and transform self-obsession into panoramic awareness of the presence and needs of others. Finally, present awareness in post-meditation provides unlimited opportunities to see the ultimate nature of rising emotions. In Talk Three, Rinpoche entertains numerous questions. In Talk Four, Rinpoche presents four actions (samgraha) that bodhisattvas adopt in order to bring benefit and awakening to others. In the final session, Acharya Lhakpa and Mitra Mark Power speak about self-cherishing and lead students through a practice of listening. 5 DVDs.