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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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.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche teaches on the revered ninth chapter of Shantideva’s Bodhisattvacarayavatara (The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life).
Four introductory talks by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche on how self-absorption works given at Nalanda West in 2011.
A collection of essential Nyingtik lineage songs of aspiration and prayers sung by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.
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.