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: Chris Holland. Chris encourages us to respond to current historical crises with wisdom, compassion, and kindness by reconnecting with our buddha nature and remembering our deeper aspirations. A crystal unobstructed by impurities reveals its true nature, refracting light and revealing a rainbow spectrum; so too a mind cleansed of afflictions reveals its buddha nature. Citing the Uttaratantra Shastra, Rumi, and The Venerable Dzigar Kongrul Rinpoche, Chris emphasizes the need to “polish the crystal” of the mind by self-reflection, and by generating and extending kindness and compassion to ourselves and to others. Only through self-acceptance and self-reflection can we experience our buddha nature; recognizing that we share this buddha nature with all beings enables us to embrace our inseparability from others and from the universe itself.