Category Archives: Compassion

Tara: Liberation from the Eight Fears: A practice intensive weekend

Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21 Tara practice is said to help overcome fear and anxiety, enabling us to open our heart of compassion. The practice consists of visualizations, songs and prayers, composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Schedule each day: Tara Practice 10:00 – 11:45 Lunch 11:45 – 1:00 DVD […]

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The Four Immeasurables

Equanimity     Loving Kindness     Compassion     Sympathetic Joy A Two-Day Practice Workshop Sunday Jan. 21 and Jan 28, 9:30-4:00 The Four Immeasurables  is an important practice of the Mahayana path. Its objective is to train our minds in the four qualities of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity in order to […]

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Compassion and Altruism

Are compassion and altruism different? From a Buddhist point of view they are the same. Technically, however, altruism seems to mean that our sense of compassion expands to the point where we become devoted to the welfare of others. That doesn’t mean we don’t care for ourselves at the same time, but in practice we […]

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Lojong: Training for a Courageous Heart in the 21st Century

Friday Jan. 24 evening and Saturday Jan. 25 all day When the Bengali sage Atisha journeyed to Tibet in the 12th century, he discovered that Tibetans were far from the peaceful folk he had anticipated meeting. The practical slogan practice he designed has as much relevance for today’s world as for that ancient kingdom. Applying […]

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Winter Retreat: DVD Teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche


The Altruistic Heart: The Four Immeasurables Saturday Dec. 28 and Sunday Dec. 29 Find some peace and mindfulness for the end of the year… Nalandabodhi Halifax offers two days of shamatha meditation and DVD teachings by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, The Altruistic Heart: Training in the 4 Immeasurables. By beginning with cultivating gentleness and trust toward […]

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