The Art Of Living Together

As a world community, we have one shared heart.

The Art Of Living Together Course with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Most of us believe we achieve success by ourselves alone, yet a closer look reveals our interdependence. Understanding that truth leads to a shared vision, which benefits ourselves, others, and our world community. There’s an art of living together, and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shows us how.

“As a world community, we have one shared heart. — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche”

What is Included

*All courses and meditations are included in paid subscriptions along with all short videos, articles, and quotes. If you wish to become a paid subscriber, please register HERE.

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.

Session One: Four Pillars of Community

To have a healthy local and world community, we need to understand interdependence. We are all interconnected; it is the ground we stand on. What pillars of support do we need for a healthy community?

Session Five: Awareness Discipline

With self-awareness, we learn about and know our own mind. Other-awareness includes curiosity about and knowing others. Why is other-awareness especially important today?

Session Two: Shared Vision

Understanding interdependence helps us see that everyone shares the same dream to be happy, even if it’s expressed differently. With a shared vision, why compete with each other?

Session Six: Self and Other

Awareness of self and others — our shared heart — is a key pillar for the community. With that awareness comes joyful discipline. What is joyful discipline, and why is it beneficial?

Session Three: Kindness, Care, and Love

We falsely believe being kind, caring, and loving means being weak, vulnerable, and unwise. How does being kind to others — in words and actions — help ourselves?

Session Seven: Respecting Boundaries

Respecting boundaries is crucial for building perfect community. How do we share our commonality, while still respecting boundaries?

Session Four: Our Shared Responsibility

Nothing is achieved by oneself alone. We are all interconnected and share responsibility for our world community. What elements help us accept and embody this truth?

Session Eight: Awareness Checklist

From remembering our original motivation to finding inner balance, there are seven reminders to help us work with our awareness. What are they?

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

Short Videos

Four Tips For Making A Difference

It is all too easy to become overwhelmed with the global challenges and local issues facing us ...

01:45

Is Your Mindfulness Stressing You Out?

We need mindfulness and relaxation to discover mind’s true nature, but balancing the two is not ...

02:53

The Art of Living Together

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

03:48

Peace In The Midst Of Violence

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

03:34

How to Respond to Bullying

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

02:58

Be Kind to Yourself

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

01:16

Be Patient with Yourself

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

03:25

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 ...

03:07

How do Emotions Work?

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

02:27

Surviving the Political Climate

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

02:22

Meditations

One Breath Meditation

One Breath Meditation is a simple method you can use anywhere, anytime, to bring you back to the ...

6:44

Body Breath and Being in Balance

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

12:17

Getting to Know Our Emotions

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

13:10

Gaining Insight

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

22:52

Pause & Relax

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

11:10

Calm Abiding

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

16:38

Notice Savor & Relax

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

09:56

Posture & Breathing

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

16:01

Courses

The Art Of Living Together

As a world community, we have one shared heart.

Mindfulness from the Outside In

Our mind is dramatic, a great storyteller, so working with mind is really fun.

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 ...

Articles

HOW TO ESCAPE FROM EGO

Experiencing this long stretch of pandemic stress, there is a sense of helplessness we all feel. ...

THREE THINGS TO DO WHEN A CHALLENGE POPS UP

Even when we have taken the time to contemplate our core values and our main aspiration in life, ...

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES THE POWER OF INTERDEPENDENCE

To overcome our struggles, we may need less subtle, or less privileged, methods for working with ...

LISTENING HEADS

Patience opens the door to resilience. It generates a gap, also known as Mindful Gap. That gap is ...

HELPING TEENS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA ANXIETY

It is my understanding that many teenagers today feel overwhelmed in response to the idealized ...

HOW TO WORK WITH PAST MEMORIES

Not long ago someone asked me this question: How do you work with a challenging memory from the ...

TWO WAYS TO GET TO KNOW YOUR MIND

Your mind is the agent of all your joys and sorrows, wisdom and confusion. If and when you get to ...

Quotes