Unbroken lineages of wisdom traditions are rare in these times, and Kongtrul Rinpoche descends from a pure lineage of the Dzogpa Chenpo Longchen Nyingtik tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
We have two main study and practice centers in America: Phuntsok Choling in Colorado and Pema Osel in Vermont. Rinpoche teaches the core MSB programs at these two centers. In addition, MSB has several city centers or groups around the world where people gather for group meditation and study, and to listen to the LINK teachings together.
You may browse directly to any of the calendars to find out more about the teaching schedules of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Namgyel, or Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. In addition, you can view the upcoming events at Phuntsok Choling, Pema Osel, or find out who is giving the next LINK talk.
MSB is a part of the Longchen Nyingtik and Khyen-Kong-Chok-Sum lineages. (Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, and Terton Chokgyur Lingpa, collectively known as Khyen-Kong-Chok-Sum, were the heart of the Rimé, or nonsectarian, movement, which did so much to preserve and harmonize all schools of Tibetan Buddhism in the nineteenth century.)
Speaker: Elizabeth Ready. Elizabeth unfolds the meaning she has gained from contemplating the “Supplication to Guru Rinpoche”, a prayer written by Dzigar Kongrul Rinpoche for the MSB Sangha. She reflects on how the prayer, recited at the end of MSB programs and practices, invokes all the qualities that practitioners of all three yanas seek to cultivate: longing, refuge, aspiration, bodhicitta, conviction, confidence and devotion. She also includes details on the three types of devotion as defined by Khandro Rinpoche, and cites a recent program honoring the parinirvana of the 16th Karmapa, which is available on Youtube.