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.)
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Rinpoche and Dungse la were both born on October 23rd! We have a long-standing tradition of presenting them each with a birthday gift on behalf of the Sangha. If you feel inspired, we have created this birthday gift fund to which you may contribute. Thank you for your contribution.
A fund to support the ongoing operation and maintenance of Phuntsok Choling, MSB’s Main center in Colorado.
The Mangala Shri Bhuti sangha provides parsonage support for our teacher, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, and his family.
Rinpoche and the sangha undertake the practice of life release, or tsetar, six times a year. Students and friends gather in Portland, Maine to purchase lobsters from the local suppliers.
Sangha dues support the general operation of Mangala Shri Bhuti and allow students to contribute to and support its larger vision in the service of others.
In 1999, in honor of the passing of his mother and great practitioner, Mayum Tsewang Palden, Kongtrul Rinpoche initiated a program of traditional offerings, prayers, and dana (“generosity practice”) in India. Known as the Offering and Dana Pilgrimage, this practice each year takes Rinpoche, Dungse-la, and participants to Bodhgaya, Saranath, and other sacred sites in India, to present myriad offerings and carry out dana activities with the positive intention that they bring benefit to countless beings.
Donate to the Samten Ling Fund. These funds will be used to support the ongoing functioning of Longchen Jigme Samten Ling and the Sangdo Palri Temple. Uses of these funds include: building and cabin upkeep, road maintenance, and utlities.
Each year we request a divination for Kongtrul Rinpoche’s shabten for the coming year. The divination, or mo as it is called in Tibetan, designates specific prayers to be completed by the students.
The Milarepa Fund seeks to continue this meritorious and joyous tradition here in the West, specifically at, “Longchen Jigme Samten Ling,” Mangala Shri Bhuti’s retreat center in Crestone, Colorado.