Crucial Point, the annual dharma journal of Mangala Shri Bhuti, is available here:

The Journal of Mangala Shri Bhuti

Crucial Point is a full-color annual journal featuring articles by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, and other teachers in the Longchen Nyingtik lineage.

We are delighted to announce that the 2021 edition of Crucial Point is now available.

image of Sangdo Palri temple at night

Articles in this issue include:

    • Bodhicitta Sustains the World – Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche talks about the importance of bodhicitta for practitioners and for the world as a whole
    • Wisdom Productions – How the teachings have come to us during the pandemic 
    • The Ten Ways One May Mistake Dissimilar Things by Gampopa 
    • Like a Dream – Dungse Jampal Norbu discusses the mind training slogan “Consider all phenomena as a dream”
    • The Return of Marpa Stewart – A long-lost collaborator comes back
    • A Spontaneous World – Dungse-la speaks about “unborn awareness”
    • A Peaceful Death – Sasha Dorje Meyerowitz describes the inspiring last days of his mother, Vivian Bower
    • Pratityasamutpada – A distillation of Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel’s Middle Way teachings in 2020
    • Seagull on a Buoy – Elizabeth talks about how to align ourselves with wisdom
    • The Excellence of Solitude – Rinpoche comments on verses from Shantideva’s Meditation Chapter
    • A Cup of Tea – Rinpoche retells a classic story that illustrates the dreamlike quality of life
    • Moving Toward the Soft Spot – Reminiscences of Bob Lucas’ end of life compiled by Robin Correll
    • Never Stop Growing – Rinpoche encourages us not to get stuck in limited ideas about liberation

    Crucial Point 
    is available in two formats:


    Please note: The full-color, bound paper magazine also comes with a free digital PDF. The PDF is available for immediate download and viewable on any desktop or mobile device. With either purchase, you will need to set up a free account with MagCloud to order. You will only need to do this once, enabling you to purchase future editions as well.