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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On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror.
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On the spiritual path we speak of enlightenment. But how do we reconcile the idea of enlightenment with what we see when we look in the mirror, when insecurities, doubts, and self-centred tendencies arise in our minds? Dzigar Kongtrul suggests that such experiences are not a problem if we are able to simply let them arise without judging them or investing them with so much meaning. This approach to experience is what Kongtrul calls self reflection.
Self reflection is a practice, a path, and an attitude. It means taking an interest in that which we usually try to push away. With self reflection we take liberation into our own hands and accept the challenge and empowerment in Kongtrul’s title: It’s up to you
“Like Dzigar Kongtrul himself, this book is warm, direct, and potent. Its intimacy is transformative.”– Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author of “Turning the Mind into an Ally”
“Penetrating, original, accessible and utterly authentic, this is the heart of Buddha’s teaching, delivered with the disarming candor and captivating insight of a great teacher who has reflected deeply on the Dharma, the mind and modern life. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche has written an enthralling and practical book, which speaks to us all with an exceptional clarity, about confusion, uncertainty and fear, about fearlessness and courage, and about awareness, joy, sanity and freedom. This is a book which I cannot recommend highly enough.”- Sogyal Rinpoche, author of “Tibetan Book Of Living and Dying”