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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Introductory talk on the Mahayana path given in Bohatch, Ireland in 2011.
In the modern world, our quality of life has improved through science and technology. However, if our inner condition is not regarded, we can suffer immensely in what appear to be perfect outer circumstances. Even as our material circumstances have improved, we may still live an inner life of fragility and isolation. The Mahayana path is a potent aid at this time — through self-reflection joined with the motivation of altruism, we learn to cultivate the Four Immeasurables as an antidote to our confusion and its manifold consequences.
“I have found this talk very helpful in reminding me that focusing on our own sense of struggle is not a winning strategy.”
— Mark Duggan, Dublin, Ireland
Bohatch, 2011 MP3 CD • One Talk • Running time 2 hours, 10 mins