Mangala Shri Bhuti News

Welcome to Mangala Shri Bhuti’s News page. Here you'll find articles and updates about the activities of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, as well as the students and centers of MSB throughout the world.

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August 11, 2014 - Art Salon at the Weiss’s On the evening of July 15th, during the height of the Nyingma Summer Seminar Sangha Retreat, over a hundred people arrived at the home of Laura and Barry Weiss in Boulder, Colorado, for a salon, an exhibition of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s new works, named WIDE EYE Festive and crowded, colorful and exhilarating - with people spilling out onto the verandas, front and back - the warm summer...   [Read more]
August 6, 2014 - After nine precious days of teachings, celebration, and retreat at the 17th Nyingma Summer Seminar,  we thought to take a few moments and reflect on what just happened. This NSS brought us together to hear the teachings on the three yanas from our three teachers and brought us together as a community under the umbrella of our mutual yearning to connect to a deeper part of our being, and to each other. Along side the...   [Read more]
August 3, 2014 - The following reflection from the 2014 Illustrious Moon camp was sent to us by Dungse Jampal Norbu, the camp's illustrious leader. In it's fourth year, the camp has been a formative experience for many of the sangha kids and uninited them as a close extended family. For all of the families involved I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Dungse la for shining his care and wisdom upon these fortunate kids...   [Read more]
August 1, 2014 - Mindrolling International — 30 July 2014 Mindrolling Ladrang, Mindrolling Monastery and Mindrolling International are delighted to announce the birth of the grandson of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen and Minling Sangyum Sonam Paldron. Mindrolling Jetsün Dechen Paldron and Kunda Britton Jigdral Gyatso gave birth to a son who has been named – Dungse Gyurme Jigdral Garwang Dhondrub Wangyal (Unchanging Fearless Lord of the...   [Read more]
July 6, 2014 - On Tuesday, May 5, Dungse la arrived in Sarasota Florida for his first talk of an east coast teaching tour. He spent four days on the New College of Florida waterfront campus, hosted by Ganga Devi who studies Tibeten Budhdism. Dungse la spoke to an audience of students, professors, and alumni on Primal Values; a method of establishing one's own ethical center according to what one finds to be most authentically and...   [Read more]
June 15, 2014 - This note and photos were sent to us from Sarah and the Guna Norling sangha. While fans cheered for football, I am sure these animals cheered for their good fortune on this Saga Dawa in Brazil. On the same Friday, a group of Thrangu Rinpoche's students released lobsters into the frigid Maine waters - below are their stories. Yesterday, June 13, on the full moon of Saga Dawa we did the practice of saving lives. 2,108...   [Read more]
March 19, 2014 - Below is a note from the Guna Norling Sangha with a video, describing their most recent life release on March 16, of 2680 crabs. Then a note from our friends in Maine who freed 160 lobsters into Casco Bay. Please enjoy and rejoice in this great practice. Dear Noble Sangha and Friends, Today, Chotrul Duchen, we release 2.680 lives! The Sangha went out early in the morning, on a day luminous with diligence and joy, putting...   [Read more]
March 8, 2014 - March 2, 2014 marked Losar, the new year, within the Tibetan calandar, welcoming in the year of the Wood Horse. It is a Tibetan tradition to gather on losar morning at monasteries to offer katas, white offering scarves, and new year's greetings to the Lamas. In Bir India, Kongtrul Rinpoche's home town, this was followed by raising new prayer flags in various community locations, food and drink with families and a...   [Read more]
March 1, 2014 -   For several years the MSB sangha in Brazil has engaged in a consistant and inspiring practice of life release. Sarah Gomes has often sent descriptions and photos of their previous life release adventures, some of which can be found in the news archive. Here they present an opportunity for us all to participate in this meritorious practice. Please join in and rejoice in this paractice of life release.Dear Noble Sangha...   [Read more]
January 25, 2014 - Guna Norling's Structure Is in Dangerous ConditionJoin the Matching Grant which expires 1/26/2014 Guna Norling is Mangala Shri Bhuti's retreat and practice center in Bahia, Brazil. The center is maintained through the love and care of a few students and supports a growing sangha whose wish is to follow the Longchen Nyingtik path as laid out by Kongtrul Rinpoche. The beauty and vivid natural environment of the location...   [Read more]

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