Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche provided this teaching on Seizing Every Opportunity in Montreal, Quebec. This recording allows French-speaking students to experience a video recording in which Rinpoche's words are immediately translated into French (by Madame Esther Rochon). At the same time, this recording is fully accessible to English-speaking practitioners because Rinpoche taught entirely in English. This version of the DVD set also has English on the DVD cover.
This teaching is extremely helpful for any practitioner who aspires to bring the benefits of practice into his or her world. In four talks, Rinpoche provides a framework and profound advice on how we can recognize, seize, and maximize the opportunities to bring benefit that arise in every moment of our lives. He teaches extensively on the prerequisites for seeing opportunity, what opportunity means, recognizing our precious human birth as opportunity, recognizing disaster and crisis as opportunity, and recognizing that every moment provides the choice to be kind, open, and positive.
With kindness, clarity, and humor, Rinpoche shows us how to seize opportunity in every moment by joining outer experience with inner mind, having the confidence and bravery to practice kindness in every moment, and having the faith and insight to act even before we really know how present opportunity will manifest in the future.
Rinpoche taught entirely in English. Esther Rochon Translated Rinpoche’s teaching into French. This DVD set includes teaching and guided meditation provided by Lama Rabten Tshering and Mitra Mark Power. French translation for the meditation sessions was provided by Ghislain Auger.