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: Natasha Carter. Natasha meditates on how the longing to be free of suffering is at the heart of Dharma. It is important to understand this longing from a Dharmic point of view. Desensitizing ourselves to suffering will only render us immune to the Dharma; trying to escape it by pursuing worldly concerns will not work, either. The aim of genuine Dharma practice is to cultivate our capacity to cherish and care for all beings; to do so we have to remain open to suffering, surrendering to what is. Instead of trying to satisfy our longing we should view it as a source of inspiration and devotion, and as a sign of our connection to others. The yearning to free ourselves and all beings from suffering is the essence of “mugu” devotion.