DPR’s Engaged Rebel Buddhism

“The Buddha himself was not just interested in ultimate truth and the liberation of individuals from their suffering. He thought deeply about the welfare of society, and his teachings reflect the connection between the development of the individual and social institutions of all kinds. He taught that we must begin our spiritual journey by working with ourselves and developing our own understanding. Then, step-by-step, we reach a level of realization in which we can open our hearts to all living beings. In this way, the progressive development of the individual becomes the basis for the development of social harmony and cohesion.”

– Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, from Rebel Buddha 

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