Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Be Wise, Go Kind: Uncertainty as an Opportunity

An Online Weekend Retreat with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

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Be Wise, Go Kind: Uncertainty as an Opportunity

Many of us are facing an uncertain reality where our routines, habits, and norms have shifted beneath our feet. This space of uncertainty can be scary, but by connecting with our natural wisdom and compassion, uncertainty becomes a wonderful opportunity for positive change. During this retreat we will have a chance to look at our life’s purpose, create opportunities for embodying kindness, and begin to craft our own personal roadmap to living fully and meaningfully in the face of uncertainty.

This online retreat will feature teachings by acclaimed Buddhist teachers Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen. Personal explorations and guided meditations will be led by Nalandabodhi senior teachers Mark Power and Lee Worley.

During this weekend you will:

  • create opportunities for embodying kindness and compassion
  • learn practical tools to work with others in society for positive change
  • develop skills to live more fully and meaningfully in the face of uncertainty

Let’s make this time meaningful. Join us for a profound weekend of inner and outer discovery!


Details and a Zoom link will be emailed to you upon completing registration. View the retreat schedule here.

Recordings will be available for 30 days after the retreat for all those who register but cannot attend all or some of the “live” sessions.

Teachings will be in English. There will be live simultaneous translation into Chinese, German, Portuguese and Spanish.


Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely celebrated Buddhist teacher and the author of Emotional Rescue, Rebel Buddha, and other books. Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi, an international community of Buddhist centers. One of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche is known for his keen intellect and humor, for launching the #GoKind initiative, and for his outreach to communities internationally.
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Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was born in Nepal and entered the monastery at age thirteen. In 1981, Lama Tenpa and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche enrolled in the first class of Rumtek Monastery’s Karma Shri Nalanda Institute in Sikkim, India. Lama Tenpa completed his studies with an Acharya degree in 1991. Following his graduation, he taught Buddhist philosophy at the institute for two years. Under the guidance of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, he then entered a three-year retreat in Pullahari, Nepal.
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Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

Mark Power

Mark Power

Mark Power has over 30 years of experience supporting, training and coaching people to bring their lives into alignment with their most important values. His approach uses his Four Core Strengths of Presence (physical, cognitive, emotional and relational) to develop self-awareness, deepen self-acceptance, and lead with self-confidence.

As young man he went “on the road” exploring North America.
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Mitra Lee was born in Glen Cove, New York. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College with a BA in English and Drama, and later from The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Her acting career led her to discover Buddhism in 1973 while attending a theater conference in Boulder, Colorado, where she was invited to teach acting at the Naropa Institute. While teaching, she began meditating and attending talks by Naropa’s founder Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

In 1975, Chogyam Trungpa asked Lee to head the Theater Studies program at Naropa. While shepherding the theater program through its early years, she also helped launch the Ngedon School of Buddhist Studies.
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Lee Worley

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