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: Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. This is the first talk of a weekend series given on June 6-7, 2020: In our lives we tend to relate to the world as if it is other. The category encompasses almost everything that we can think of: the weather, the government, the coronavirus, our boss, our adversaries and even our loved ones. Other also includes our unpredictable all-consuming thoughts and emotions. In this dynamic with the world where it seems as if things are always happening to us beyond our control, we have little agency and often encounter suffering and confusion. Mahayana teachings on interdependence encourage us to look deeper into our unconscious assumption that we are separate from our world. They teach us how to poise our mind in a more inclusive way and can heal even our most troubling relationships with other. These teachings form the basis of the bodhisattva path which give clear and practical instructions for a meaningful compassionate and healthy life, and helps us to develop a sense of unconditional well being.