Be Wise, Go Kind, Live Fully

We may want to discover a deeper insight into the reality behind all these appearances, so that we can live our lives fully.

BE WISE, GO KIND, LIVE FULLY Course with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

We may want to discover a deeper insight into the reality behind all these appearances, so that we can live our lives fully.

What is Included

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Session 1: Introduction

Ponlop Rinpoche introduces the first element needed for living a full life: wisdom. Wisdom is different from intellect and is often obscured by the stumbling blocks of exaggerating and minimizing. Balance is a fundamental paradigm of wisdom. How do I find balance?

Session 2: What is Wisdom?

Wisdom has different components and needs certain conditions to flourish, which depend upon our lifestyle choices and positive attitudes. How do I create the best conditions for acquiring wisdom?

Session 3: Look Deeper: Get to Know Yourself

We learn to be wise by getting to know ourselves through contemplation and curiosity, among others practices. Ponlop Rinpoche offers 10 tips for looking deeper into ourselves and our experiences, and 5 key points to help guide us. How do I contemplate deeper?

Session 4: Look Wider: Get to Know Others

Wisdom is a balance between self and others. That balance brings us together rather than divides us. If we only think about ourselves, then we forget about others. How do I mindfully include others?

Session 5: What is Mind’s Nature?

Wisdom is the inherent nature of mind, but we aren’t always aware of it nor do we know how to connect with it. The same is true of our body wisdom. How do I tap into both my mind and body wisdom?

Session 6: Go Kind

Kindness and love are indispensable conditions for acquiring wisdom. Yet, we often encounter stumbling blocks along the way, like fear or feeling too vulnerable. How do I Go Kind with courage, intelligence and strength?

Session 7: Go Deeper into the Heart

When we go deeper into our heart, we discover generosity for ourselves and others. We can learn to be kind to ourselves and to others, and turn it into a habit. How do I make kindness a helpful habit?

Session 8: Go Wider into the World

To bring kindness into the wider world — with its social challenges, injustices and vast suffering — we need to connect with a true and honest sense of kindness. How do I genuinely shift my focus from myself to others?

Session 9: Go Kind in Action

After connecting with love and kindness, we then offer love and kindness to others through our actions. There are many ways to do that, and Ponlop Rinpoche gives 10 examples. What can I offer to others?

Session 10: Live Fully

The meaning of our life depends upon what we give to it. With a balance between self and other, a wise mind and open heart, we can learn to live fully and make our lives meaningful. How can I make my life truly meaningful?

Session 11: Live Well Now

Awareness is the key to living in the moment and when you live in the moment, you live fully. In addition to techniques found in Be Wise and Go Kind, Ponlop Rinpoche describes other tips and practices for living well in the moment, including one of his favorite’s — humor. How can I lighten up and bring laughter into my life?

About Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is the founder of freshmind™. Some know him as a Gen Xer-Rebel Buddha, others as one of the foremost scholars and meditation masters of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. However he is known, his warm inclusive humor, kindness, and wise teachings that lead to genuine knowledge and a wholehearted engagement in one’s life remain his undisputed hallmark.

Rinpoche is the founder, president, and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi, an international community of Buddhist centers. Recognized for launching the kindness initiative #GoKind, Rinpoche is also an author, poet, photographer, and visual artist. His books include Rebel Buddha, Emotional Rescue, and Mind Beyond Death, among others. For more information, visit his website:

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