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.
You may browse directly to any of the calendars to find out more about the teaching schedules of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Namgyel, or Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. In addition, you can 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.)
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Catalog of VDKR’s paintings from the October 2007 exhibition “Natural Vitality”, held in New York City at the Tibet House.
An introductory guide to cultivating patience and opening your heart to difficult circumstances from leading Buddhist teacher, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.
At the 2015 Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar, Kongtrul Rinpoche gave detailed instructions on the practice of shamatha, which he encouraged all of his disciples to study carefully.
Compassion arises naturally when one comes to perceive the lack of solid distinction between self and other. The Buddhist practice is known as tonglen, in which one consciously exchanges self for other.
Faith is a thorny subject these days. Its negative expressions cause many to dismiss it out of hand, but Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel urges us to reconsider.
Life is uncertain. We never know what happens next. And yet, despite uncertainty, we continue to search for a place to rest.
Compilation of tsewa teachings 2016-2017
This is a call to a revolution of the heart. In Tibetan Buddhism it is taught that one of the most essential qualities of enlightenment is tsewa, a form of war
Uncommon Happiness is Dzigar Kongtrul’s commentary on Shantideva’s eighth century text The Way of the Bodhisattva. It is also a testament to this brilliant teacher’s compassionate and compelling style.