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: Bob Reid. Bob explores the importance of cultivating a positive attitude to death and a clear vision for our rebirth. Dying will be easier if we have confidence in our genuine, warm-hearted connection to the Three Jewels. Beings passing through the bardos will encounter four opportunities to influence their rebirth. Generally, only advanced practitioners are prepared to seize the first two opportunities, which offer the possibility to attain enlightenment. But less advanced practitioners may seize the third and fourth opportunities: to take rebirth either in the Pure Lands or in the human realm. Pure Land traditions, which are practiced by the majority of Buddhists, are also woven into Tibetan Buddhism and play a significant role in the ngondro and tsok practices of the MSB Sangha. We can cultivate the intention to be reborn in the pure lands or in the human realm through prayer, aspiration, and dedicating our merit.