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: Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. In this pre-recorded talk given on October 27, 2001 at Samten Ling, Rinpoche explains the term nangwa chi lok. When appearances are seen as separate from the mind, dualistic tendencies arise. Rinpoche reminds us how the essence of Patrul Rinpoche’s teachings are to encourage us to withdraw from looking outward and to take refuge, instead, in the mind itself. To believe that obstacles are outside the mind is to lose the game of noble achievement. We must constantly search for a deeper notion of how to relate with the mind. Whatever arises in our experience we must learn to meet it, meet the habit, meet our situation. This is being responsible and present. If one can meet the situation, no matter how difficult, one can get through the world of pakchak. On the other hand if one complains like a prince or princess, one leaves the responsiblity of one’s peace of mind in the hands of outer circumstances.