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: Jean Wilkins. Jean reflects on how her experiences with the dying have deepened her understanding of impermanence and her appreciation for the importance of patience and being fully open to the present moment. Recognizing the impermanence of all things enables us to see that life and death are intertwined. Cultivating familiarity with uncertainty can empower us to accept the certainty of death. Our capacity to exercise patience gives us the courage to face all experiences fully, enabling us to make decisions about the circumstances of our death that will support our intention to accept it without fear or resistance. It is important to make aspirations about how we want to experience our death in order to attain a fortunate rebirth. Practices that enable us to keep an open heart, develop patience, deepen tsewa, and connect to our buddha nature will all prepare us for a good death and higher rebirth.