BRAINWAVE Rubin Museum, New York City 2016
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche + Samantha Boardman
For the Rubin Museum’s ninth Brainwave season, neuroscientists and intriguing personalities explore the fascinating role of emotions in our lives and the world beyond.
Do you control your emotions, or do your emotions control you? Though most of us would like to boast that we have things under control, the reality is that we are often at the mercy of our emotional tides. Mastering that ocean is no easy task, but it’s one that highly respected Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche says is crucial: when we bring awareness to our experience of emotions, something truly amazing happens: they lose their power to make us miserable.
In this on-stage conversation, positive psychiatrist Samantha Boardman and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (author of Rebel Buddha and Emotional Rescue) compare notes on how to manage our emotions.
A book signing of Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy That Empowers You will follow the program. REGISTER HERE
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is a leading Buddhist teacher in North America. He is the founder and president of Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist study and meditation centers, and of Nitartha International. Rinpoche is most active at Nalanda West, in Seattle, Washington, which offers public programs by teachers from many traditions that support a meaningful, contemplative life. His previous books include Rebel Buddha: A Guide to a Revolution of Mind. His last appearance at the Rubin was with artist Bill Viola in a conversation about nothingness in 2010.
Samantha Boardman is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Attending Psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College. She received her BA from Harvard University, her MD from Cornell University Medical College, and an MA in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her papers have been published in Translational Neuroscience, theAmerican Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Boardman is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and The Huffington Post and a frequent guest on the Today Show. Through Boardman’s website, she shares scientifically backed insights that are life-enhancing and resilience-building.
Photo of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche by Michael J. Palma.