Thursday, September 23, 2010

Launch of North American REBEL BUDDHA Tour 11/14/10 in New York City



There’s a rebel within you. It’s the part of you that already knows how to break free of fear and unhappiness.  This rebel is the voice of your own awakened mind. It’s your rebel buddha—the sharp, clear intelligence that resists the status quo. It wakes you up from the sleepy acceptance of your day‐to‐day reality and shows you the power of your enlightened nature. It’s the vibrant, insightful energy that compels you to seek the truth
‐ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

With uncommon clarity and authority, [Dzogchen Ponlop] offers a new vision for the future of Buddhism that is at once shocking and hopeful. This is a small book with a big message that is timely and important. 
‐ Pema Chödrön, bestselling author of WHEN THINGS FALL APART

The five‐city North American tour celebrates November 9th publication of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s provocative new book — REBEL BUDDHA: On the Road to Freedom (Shambhala). The tour, sponsored by Nalandabodhi International, kicks off on Sunday, November 14 at 10 AM in New York at Cooper Union’s Great Hall.

Distinguished teachers from varied Buddhist traditions will join Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in a lively exchange on Western Buddhism.  Panelists include:
  • Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, PhD, (Zen teacher, Abbott of the Village Zendo in New York ) , 
  • Shastri Ethan Nichtern (author One City: A Declaration of Interdependence (Wisdom Pubs, 2007), founding director of the Interdependence Project), 
  • Gina Sharpe (co‐founder of New York Insight Meditation Center) 
  • Mitra Mark Power
Throughout the day, in different formats, participants and panelists will explore the current state and the future of Western Buddhism, and the experience of the modern seeker through: 
  • teachings
  • music and video
  • contemplative exercises 
  • discussion 
The book tour proceeds to these cities:
  • Thursday, November 18 in Halifax, NS (McInnes Room at Dalhousie University)
  • Saturday, November 20 in Toronto , ON (Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library)
  • Saturday, November 27 in Boulder, CO (Boulder Theater)
  • Sunday, December 5 in Seattle, WA (ACT Theater)