May bodhicitta, precious and sublime, arise where it has not yet come to be. Where it has arisen may it never fail, but grow and flourish more and more.
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.
Browse to any of the calendars to find out more about the teaching schedules of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, or Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. 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: Lindsay Heppner. Lindsay reflects on how the recent and unexpected death of a dear friend has inspired her to reflect on her life, her relationships and the importance of her practice of the Dharma. Every experience offers a valuable chance to work with our mind, but the death of a loved one, heightening our awareness of the uncertainty of life and the suffering of loss, offers a particularly powerful opportunity to apply the wisdom of Buddhist teachings. The four immeasurables and the four thoughts that turn the mind to the Dharma remind us of the preciousness of our human birth, the impermanence, uncertainties and suffering of our lives, and the power of karma to determine the circumstances of our rebirth. These contemplations encourage us to view every experience as an invitation to cultivate a warm, open, and compassionate heart, and to strengthen our conviction in the wisdom of renunciation.