Mangala Shri Bhuti News
November 11, 2013 -
The Year of the Sangdo Palri Temple has been a tremendous success. We have raised $450,000 of our $525,000 goal. Thank you to the many donors whose generosity and care for the Temple Project have contributed to this achievement. With those funds we purchased an exceptional American red cedar out of which we’ve crafted the beautiful woodwork on the exterior. We’ve waterproofed the Temple’s verandas with the industry’s best system in order to ensure...
November 4, 2013 - The MSB students in Brazil sent us this note describing their recent life release - or "tsetar" practice. On auspicious days they engage in this practice, freeing crabs and other animals into the mangroves. We appreciate hearing news from our Brazilian friends and it gives us all a chance to rejoice in this incredible activity. Enjoy the letter and photos. To find out more about the practice of tsetar go here. If you would like to make a donation to any of the MSB...
June 24, 2013 - Integral BuddhismJune 26th, 6:30 PM Mountain TimeOsel Ling, Crestone, ColoradoListen via Live Stream. $10. Traleg Khandro Felicity Lodro will introduce Traleg Rinpoche’s teachings on how we can integrate all aspects of ourselves and our experiences into the path of enlightenment.Some suffering is unavoidable, such as old age, sickness and death. This type of suffering can be reduced through such activities as contemplation. Some suffering is avoidable. Avoidable...
June 5, 2013 - The Modern Day Bodhisattva Training Seminar aims directly at how we relate to our everyday experiences, in which we are challenged by our self-importance while naturally seeking happiness and freedom. In every experience, we have the opportunity to be preoccupied with narrow self-concerns, or to widen our heart with compassion for others—which is to become a bodhisattva.Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s Modern Day Bodhisattva teachings on on topics like the four immeasurables,...
March 13, 2013 -
Join us in making 2013 the Year of the Sangdo Palri Temple, a year in which we focus our energy, aspirations, prayers, and intention on making great progress on the Temple project. We aim not only for progress in the construction but equally in creating awareness about the Temple in the larger world.
We all need refuge – somewhere to turn for moments of quiet and peace or to be part of a bigger vision that relieves our self-focus. The Sangdo Palri Temple will be a...
February 25, 2013 -
On Friday, February 1, Vermont’s air was frigid and still, and the sky was magnificent crystal blue. That afternoon, a large truck came rolling up Pema Osel’s driveway, ending the Maitreya statue’s three-and-a-half-month journey from Nepal.
The Maitreya statue left Nepal at the end of October, after being disassembled and packed into seven large wooden crates. In Calcutta, India, he boarded a shipping container and took a long sea voyage around the tip of Sri...
February 10, 2013 - Kongtrul Rinpoche spoke today on the LINK webinar, giving his 2013 Losar, or Tibetan New Year, address. His topic: how letting go is the essence of practice, not talk of letting go, but deeply and truly letting go. To let go, we have to embrace change, the change that comes inevitably with life. We are faced with a choice to enter a new world or hold onto the old. Often, in this process, we walk the line between success and failure, and we must appreciate each, and...
February 4, 2013 - On January 3, as the Japanese year-end holidays drew to a close, members of the MSB Japan sangha gathered in Shizuoka Prefecture at our mountainside retreat center Tashi Chöling on the beautiful Izu Peninsula south of Mt. Fuji. The occasion was momentous, for this was to be the first drupchö ever held in Japan, to be conducted by Kongtrul Rinpoche, assisted by Dungse Jampal Norbu Namgyel. This was a high point for us in our development as a sangha, and we all felt...
January 10, 2013 - MSB is helping to keep the homeless in Denver warm this winter.
On the morning of December 20th, 2012, MSB Sangha members participated in the Denver Homeless Dana (giving) at the Holy Ghost Church in Downtown Denver. We distributed new warm hats, gloves, and socks, to over 200 homeless people in Denver. We also gave several nice warm coats that had been donated by Sangha Members. The gifts were well received as the temperatures in Denver were beginning to get very...
December 26, 2012 - During Kongtrul Rinpoche’s trip to Brazil in November 2012, he was interviewed by TVE in Bahai, Brazil. In this extensive interview Rinpoche answers questions ranging from what is the bodhisattva path to what is enlightenment, addressing the topics of god, karma, dharma and much more. We hope you enjoy this series of interviews.
Video of Entrevista com Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche - (TVE Bahia, Brasil) - Novembro 2012 - Parte 1/4