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.

These are our Values

Kindness
Knowledge
Integrity
Accessibility
Relevance
Benefiting Others

Discovering the truth of who we really are leads to freedom, and freedom leads to 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.

With monthly courses, guided meditations and short videos, freshmind is designed to help you live a happier, kinder, more aware and meaningful life — that is our purpose

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.

Why freshmind?

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 — freshmind?

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.

Short Videos

The Art of Living Together

It's easy to become distracted these days and lose our deep and loving connection with family, ...

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Peace In The Midst Of Violence

Extending compassion to people causing harm is very important, but we misunderstand what that ...

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How to Respond to Bullying

There are negative and positive ways to react to a bully. Negative reactions empower them. The ...

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Be Kind to Yourself

Being kind to yourself is the first step to being kind to others. But being kind is often ...

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Be Patient with Yourself

We need patience and practice to work with our emotions, yet what we want is a quick fix or a ...

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How to Watch the News

To watch the news without anger or fear, we first need a sense of calm. Then we can look at the ...

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How do Emotions Work?

What are emotions? A dictionary defines them as an intensified mental state. The Buddhist view also ...

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Surviving the Political Climate

We need to remember the world has always had serious problems. How do we make a difference and ...

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The Habit of Negative Thinking

Studies show how easily we flip from positive to negative thinking and how deeply habituated we are ...

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Meditations

Body Breath and Being in Balance

Body Breath and Being in Balance enhances our sense of presence, awareness, and kindness — ...

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Getting to Know Our Emotions

Getting to Know Our Emotions is a meditation that brings awareness to our emotional patterns, ...

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Gaining Insight

Gaining Insight is a meditation and reflection practice. By combining meditation with careful ...

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Pause & Relax

Pause & Relax is a short but potent meditation. It introduces a moment of awareness, which can ...

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Calm Abiding

Calm abiding is a foundational meditation practice. It connects us with the qualities and ...

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Notice Savor & Relax

Notice Savor & Relax is an appreciation practice that enriches our life. First, we notice the ...

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Posture & Breathing

The seven point posture provides the stablity and foundation we need in meditation. Then we use our ...

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Courses

Puzzling the Pieces

Each of us is indispensable in completing the puzzle of life, in completing a perfect world.

Living Wide Awake

If we can penetrate and see the reality of our mind, in this very moment, then awakening or ...

Fearless

Theories about fear are found in all wisdom traditions, but we need the experience of transforming ...

Be Wise, Go Kind, Live Fully

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