The celebrated Tibetan tulku and meditation master Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche has announced a new collaborative project called “freshmind,” an interactive website that pools together a range of study resources aimed at making Rinpoche’s teachings more accessible to contemporary minds.
“For the past year and a half, a small group of kind collaborators has been working with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche to develop a website that offers his teachings, with a focus on secular Dharma,” the freshmind team shared with BDG. “The site includes courses, guided meditations, short videos on various topics, and inspirational quotes—tools intended to help apply the teachings to everyday life.”
Based on the values of kindness, knowledge, integrity, accessibility, relevance, and benefiting others, the freshmind site offers free and paid access to a wide variety of resources and tools that can help practitioners implement constructive change in their lives, open up to greater awareness, build more fulfilling relationships, and live happier, more reflective lives.
“Discovering the truth of who we really are leads to freedom and freedom leads to happiness. We all want genuine happiness, but how do we get there? freshmind offers an accessible and relevant pathway to that transformation. Rooted in time-honored wisdom, freshmind is curated for contemporary minds.” (Nalandabodhi)
In addition to Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, the team behind freshmind includes: Mark Power, a long-time practitioner and teacher with experience as a chaplain and palliative care consultant; Carlos Ferreyros, a senior student under Rinpoche, a meditation instructor, and a communications specialist; Juli Goetz Morser, a writer and editor, and a student of Rinpoche for more than 10 years; Daryl Chonka, a musician and media producer; and Barbara Witt, an art director and graphic designer.
“Life can feel overwhelming these days with the impact of war and sickness, violence and inequality, the distraction of social media, and the 24/7 news cycle,” freshmind shared. “Many of us seek a deeper meaning, a wish to unravel why things are the way the are, or find ways to make constructive changes that open us up to greater awareness, a more fulfilling relationship, a better life. Sometime we just want to stay calm in the midst of our busy lives? freshmind helps us find balance and strength on a daily basis, connect with what’s positive, and discover our capacity for lasting happiness.” (freshmind)
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Born Karma Sungrap Ngedon Tenpa Gyaltsen in 1965 at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, northeastern India, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is the seventh Dzogchen Ponlop and an abbot of Dzogchen Monastery in what is now Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China’s Sichuan Province. A senior tulku in the Nyingma lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism and an accomplished Karma Kagyu lineage holder, he has earned renown as a Dharma teacher, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar, and a meditation master.
Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi, an international community of Buddhist centers, and the founder of the Nitartha Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. He is known as a poet, calligrapher, visual artist, and the author of several books, including Emotional Rescue (2017 Penguin Publishing) and Rebel Buddha: A Guide to a Revolution of Mind (2011 Shambhala).
Emotions get their power from a simple but deep-seated source: our lack of self-knowledge. — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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