Life can feel pretty overwhelming these days with the impact of war and sickness, violence and inequality, the distraction of social media, and a 24/7 news cycle. Many of us seek a deeper meaning, a wish to unravel why things are the way they are or find ways to make constructive changes that open us up to greater awareness, a more fulfilling relationship, a better life. Sometimes we just want to stay calm in the midst of our busy lives! freshmind® helps us find balance and strength on a daily basis, connect with what’s positive, and discover our capacity for lasting happiness.
We all want genuine happiness, but how do we get there? freshmind® offers an accessible and relevant pathway to that transformation. Rooted in time-honored wisdom, freshmind® is curated for contemporary minds.
The vision for freshmind® belongs to founder Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. 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 Buddhism. Still others know him as the founder, president, and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi, an international Buddhist Community However we know him, his hallmark is kindness, warm and inclusive humor, and teachings that lead to genuine knowledge, sparking a wholehearted engagement in one’s life. What you’ll find offered at freshmind® has been selected from thousands of hours of talks and lectures given by Rinpoche throughout the West.
Because mind is where everything happens. It’s where you experience emotions, develop beliefs, define your relationships and create expectations. “Fresh” is the moment before you dive into your many stories about the way things are. freshmind® shows us how to be open to each moment, free from all of our past habits, thoughts and cultural influences that, far from freeing us, have limited our happiness and freedom. A fresh moment is a fresh experience — a journey full of possibilities! Our wish is to take the journey with you.
Our goal is to inspire you — with daily doses of heart-warming, thought-provoking, and humorous bits of wisdom plus deeper dives into living a wiser, kinder, and more meaningful life. Our aspiration is for freshmind® to become a trusted resource, a relaxing retreat and genuine refuge from the frenetic pace of our world, a homecoming to your own true nature.