Theories about fear are found in all wisdom traditions, but we need the experience of transforming fear from within, by making it personal with a sprinkling of love and kindness. — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Fearless Course with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Throughout our human history, we have searched for a better way, tool, or remedy to overcome fear and enjoy greater happiness. In this course, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explains that we have been looking in the wrong direction! Instead of searching outside, we need to turn our gaze inward to transform fear. There are two types of fear, he says, wise and mistaken. We don’t need to worry about w se fear as it can help us. It is our mistaken fear that causes so much pain and confusion. Rinpoche shows us how to recognize and befriend fear with love and kindness, relaxation, and a healthy dose of humor.

“When we experience fear and confusion, we look outside for a remedy for our fear. But the remedies are inside.”

What is Included

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Free subscriptions include the Be Wise, Go Kind, Live Fully course, selected meditations, all short videos, quotes, and articles, with a new video uploaded monthly. If you wish to purchase Fearless, please register HERE.

Session 1: The Search

We constantly search for another tool or remedy to lessen our fear and increase our happiness. How do I recognize my habit of looking outside myself for relief from fear and confusion?

Session 5: Finding Balance

When our mind and body are calm and balanced, we then can explore our fear with a sense of open-ness, curiosity. How do I balance mind and body?

Session 2: Two Types of Fear

There are two types of fear: wise fear and mistaken fear. Wise fear can be beneficial; mistaken fear can cause pain and suffering. How do I become aware of the difference?

Session 6: Add a Little Love

The heart of all wisdom traditions includes loving-kindness. By adding a sprinkling of love and kindness, we can transform our fear. How do I add love and kindness when I explore fear?

Session 3: Add Humor to Fear

Fear is neither positive nor negative. It’s all about how you relate to it. Having a sense of humor helps. How do I learn not to take things too seriously, and include humor and openness?

Session 7: Enjoy the Ride

Fear of the unknown, of change and transition, is very common. We’re afraid of losing control. How do I let go of the wheel and let someone else drive, without becoming a backseat driver?

Session 4: Stay Calm Be Mindful

To begin transforming fear, we first need mindfulness and awareness to create a foundation of calmness. What happens to fear when I look at it with a calm mind?

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: dpr.info

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