This event happened on May 19

Mahamudra: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche


May 19, 2024

1-2 p.m. EDT (New York), 
7-8 p.m. CEST (Berlin), 
1-2 a.m. HKT (Hong Kong) 

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Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event. Full refunds will be given for cancellation requests up to 1 hour in advance of the event.

Who can attend this event?

This program is open to everyone.


Translation from English will be offered in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

"The nature of mind is free, yet we are binding it every minute. That is the problem: we want it to be free, but we won’t let it be free." — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

The path of Mahamudra is a profound way of turning obstacles into opportunities. As Mahamudra practitioners, we begin to see that the antidote or solution to our obstacles is to be found within the obstacles themselves — nowhere else. This leads to a profound sense of openness and confidence in our capacity to remain unperturbed in the face of life’s challenges. In this event, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche will share how obstacles in life and on the meditator’s journey can become opportunities to awaken and how the freedom we are looking for is already present within our own hearts and minds.


Are you interested in finding a long-term solution to obstacles in your life? Do you long to find freedom within your own heart and mind? If so, we welcome you to join us in this teaching by the revered lineage holder Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.


In this program, you will learn:

  • how Mahamudra is a profound way of finding freedom within
  • how obstacles are opportunities for awakening
  • how you can continue to deepen your own meditation practice


A live teaching by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche followed by a Q&A session

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a widely celebrated Buddhist teacher and the author of Emotional Rescue, Rebel Buddha and other books. A lover of music, art, and urban culture, Rinpoche is a poet, photographer, accomplished calligrapher, visual artist, and prolific author. Rinpoche is the founder, president, and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi, an international community of Buddhist centers.

Rinpoche is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He is known for his sharp intellect, humor, and easygoing teaching style, for launching the kindness initiative #GoKind, and for his outreach to communities internationally.