Mangala Shri Bhuti News
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
December 18, 2012 - Dear MSB Sangha,Below is a letter of prayer from Ven. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche in response to the tragic events in Newtown, CT:“This is the most incomprehensible tragedy of insanity. There is no way to even begin to understand what has happened. We can only sit with the overwhelming sadness and loss of the innocent. The guardian of humanity could not have to face anything more grave than losing the young unopened buds that were on their way to bloom. We pray that...
December 13, 2012 - In November of 2012, Kongtrul Rinpoche travelled to Salvador, Brazil to teach the first year of the shedra program on The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, to direct a Sessions Retreat, to conduct the MSB Lineage Ceremony, and to bestow the Rigdzin Dupa empowerment to the Brazilian sangha. Among the other activities was a TV interview with Rinpoche and a life release of crabs and clams. MSB President, Scott Gallagher and Finance Director, Polly Banerjee were fortunate to...
December 3, 2012 - This coming week we prepare to raise the third floor roof on the Temple. This complex structure is the pinnacle achievement of this phase of construction. We invite you to watch this update that takes you into the preparations in words and images. And stay tuned this coming week for regular updates on our Progress Report blog. Or follow us on Twitter for daily images and notes from the job site.
Video of November 2012 Construction Update
October 3, 2012 - On a moonlight evening last week, students and friends gathered at the house of Barry and Laura Weiss, in Boulder Colorado, for an exhibition of recent abstract expressionist paintings by Kongtrul Rinpoche. The show featured a number of works painted by Rinpoche over the last five years in India, but included smaller bodies of paintings created during visits to Crestone during that same time period.
For Rinpoche, painting, or creativity, is part of what makes us human...