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To the first responders of the coronavirus pandemic, with deep appreciation…

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and the Sangha of Mangala Shri Bhuti, Would like to honor and acknowledge, with immense gratitude and deepest appreciation and respect, all those who, day after day, bravely and tirelessly risks their well-being to serve others in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We all thank you from the very bottom of …

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Cuidándonos Durante una Pandemia – Reflecciones de Nuestras Prioridades Mentales

Cuidándonos Durante una Pandemia – Reflecciones de Nuestras Prioridades Mentales. Extractos de una charla por Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche Consejospara transformar el miedo y cultivar la  Bondad ante la pandemia.   Todos deseamos que la agitación global debido al coronavirus no dure mucho, porque  si persiste, habrán efectos devastadores en muchos frentes. Esto es algo, que …

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Advice for Transforming Fear and Cultivating Kindness in the Face of the Pandemic

We all hope the global upheaval from the spread of corona virus does not last long. Of course, if it does persist there will be devastating effects on many fronts. That will be something none of us have seen in our lifetimes. Considering the challenge and difficulty that the whole world is facing, we must …

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To the First Responders of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and the Sangha of Mangala Shri Bhuti, Would like to honor and acknowledge, with immense gratitude and deepest appreciation and respect, all those who, day after day, bravely and tirelessly risks their well-being to serve others in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We all thank you from the very bottom of …

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Discovering the Jewel of the Sangha: Clarifying the Purpose of Sangha & Community

MSB Archive Newsletter Article by Vernon Mizner, Khenchung, first published in 1995 This month’s Study and Practice article is about the importance of Sangha. The points mentioned here are primarily a summary of comments Rinpoche has made over the years concerning Sangha, as well as some of my own contemplations based upon Rinpoche’s teachings on …

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The Significance of Guru Rinpoche in the Nyingma Tradition

A teaching by Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche given at Yanglesho, the Asura cave where Guru Rinpoche gained the 4th Vidyadhara level of accomplishment. For us as Nyingmapas, Guru Rinpoche is the embodiment of all sources of refuge. He is the emanation of all the buddhas of the past, regent of all the buddhas of the present, …

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Making Friends with the Mind: An Approach to Egolessness of Self

One of the points that has helped me as a pratictioner when I am out in the world, traveling, or simply not in retreat or the supportive context of, for example, a sangha event, is to constantly come back to egolessness of self. Not egolessness of dharma, not egolessness of other people and the emptiness …

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