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How to Be Kind to Difficult People

  We have so many concepts about others, and sometimes even before we know that person, we’ve already given them this label: “Difficult.” It’s like a big tag they’re wearing whenever we see them. So I think what’s obstructing us from dealing with them is our prejudgments and preconceptions about who they are. We have […]

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Why Go Kind? Demystifying Kindness

At the end of a retreat in Malaysia earlier this month, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche spoke about how working with our mind is a way of helping others, how to make kindness a regular practice, and how to overcome the obstacles that prevent us from doing what we can to help.   Getting to know our mind […]

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Celebrating our Guru’s Birthday!

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Let us come together and celebrate Rinpoche’s birthday! When: 12 pm, June 24, 2017 Where: Nalandabodhi Centre 174 Spadina Ave, Suite 506 Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C2 Canada The celebration will include: Group Practice (such as the “Seven-Line Supplication to Padmakara”) Enjoying a potluck lunch and birthday cake Singing songs of realization and the life-long & […]

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Happy Losar! Aspirations of Love, Gentleness, and Inclusiveness for 2017

On Saturday, March 4, the Toronto Nalandabodhi sangha held our official Losar celebration, the auspicious beginning of the Tibetan Year of the Fire Rooster. As “Losar” means “new year” or “fresh year”, a dedicated sangha member gave our centre a thorough cleaning the evening before to let go of the old and bring in revitalized new beginnings. The Saturday celebration began with listening to a video message from our precious teacher, […]

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Just Pause

We live in an age where, whether we want it or not, we are bombarded with far more information than our minds can process. The flood of information at our fingertips can overload the senses and confuse us with a myriad of emotions. Overwhelmed? Dissatisfied? Conflicted? Check. Check. And well, check.  Most of us share […]

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