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: Greg Seton. Greg offers a framework for purifying our minds by transforming negative mindsets into a mindset of awareness. Mindsets are complex, habitual, often unconscious attitudes that shape our perceptions, form our attitudes and drive our intentions. Mindsets generate and are generated by our storylines about ourselves and the world. Negative mindsets are the source of suffering, but because we create them, we can transform them. We can do this by cultivating renunciation, compassion, and devotion. We generate genuine renunciation by gaining the wisdom and insight to see for ourselves the relation between our suffering and our negative mindsets. Compassion arises from renunciation. It is the desire for the suffering of all beings to end. By recognizing that, like us, all beings suffer from negative habitual mindsets, we overcome our self-centered attitudes and generate the wish for all beings to be free. Devotion, which arises from renunciation and compassion, cultivates an even deeper yearning to free ourselves from suffering. Expressed through supplication, devotion generates a sense of humility that frees us from our fear of seeing ourselves clearly and encourages us to see ourselves from a broader perspective. By generating renunciation, compassion, and devotion when we meditate, we can tame and purify our minds, cultivate the mindset of awakening, and gain freedom for ourselves and all sentient beings.