Teachers

The Online Retreat Be Wise, Go Kind: Uncertainty as an Opportunity, features teachings by acclaimed Buddhist teachers Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, together with personal explorations and guided meditation by Nalandabodhi senior teachers Mitra Mark Power and Mitra Lee Worley. 

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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