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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The Power of an Open Question and The Logic of Faith, by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel. Two books that explore Buddhist teachings and the path.
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Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel has studied and practiced Mahayana Buddhism and the Vajrayana tradition of the Longchen Nyingthik since meeting her teacher Dzigar Kongtrol Rinpoche in Nepal in 1985. As his first Western student, she has been intimately involved in his work and bringing Buddhist wisdom to the West.
The Power of an Open Question looks at how we can access our deepest intelligence and most powerful insights through questions. It guides the reader to ask challenging questions and respond to uncertainty with inquisitiveness and a sense of wonder. It offers a provocative, playful, and spiritually enriching journey of contemplation in a world that is complex and always changing. Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2010, 114 pages.
The Logic of Faith is “a bold, playful, and engaging book, full of insight and heart.” – Pema Chodron. Elizabeth uses traditional Buddhist teachings on dependent arising to lead the reader on an experiential journey to discover the essential interdependence of everything. Through exploration we discover that faith and logic work together in a playful and dynamic relationship that reveals the profoundest kind of truth beyond the limits of “is” and “is not.” Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2018, 135 pages.