The Kindness Cure

David Desteno, professor of psychology at Northeastern University, writes in The Atlantic, that Mindfulness meditation is best known for its positive effects on our brains and bodies. Its most powerful influence, however, may be on our sense of compassion. He interviewed Rinpoche for the article, and cites their conversation. Read the full article here: How Mindfulness Meditation Builds Compassion - The Atlantic Read more

Talk: Mindfulness Fuels Negotiation Success

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA--Professors. Psychologists. Professional Mediators. From around the world, they gathered for the 28th Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management, June 28-July 1, 2015. On the first day of the conference, Rinpoche helped attendees start their day with a brief teaching and guided meditation session from 6:30-7:45 AM. In the afternoon, he joined the IACM Executive Director and Ross School of Business professor Shirli Kopelman in presenting a novel session entitled: Leading with Emotion: Mindfulness Practices Fuel Negotiation Success. People ... Read more
Meaning of Abbreviations

* The following day is a missing or a double date accroding to Tibetan calendar.
BA Amitabha Buddha Day
BD Baden: unfavourable for putting up flags
BM Medicine Buddha Day
BS Shakyamuni Buddha Day
DP Dharmapala Day
LD Ludok: unfavourable for Naga Offering
LT Luthep: favourable for Naga Offering
ME Moon Eclipse: great day for accumulation of merit
NG Ngenpa Guzom: unfavourable for new project, e.g. gathering, inauguration
NN Nyinag: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
SE Sun Eclipse: a greater day for accumulation of merit
SN Shakngen: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
TN Tashi Nyima: auspicious day in a general sense
YK Yenkong: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
ZC Zangpo Chuzom: auspicious day, good for gathering

Duchen great anniversaries, special days of Buddha Shakyamuni, etc., good for accumulating merits.
Tsezang good days for accumulating merits
Naga Powerful long-lived serpent-like beings who inhabit in water, guard great treasure. Some great protectors of the Dharma are nagas such as Eight Major Nagas.