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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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.
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, saturated with advice from an adept practitioner. Rinpoche guides us through intelligent reasoning to identify our deluded perception of a truly existing self and shows us the key to awakening from this fundamental confusion. By clarifying the essential meaning of the Buddhist path and introducing skilful methods to use along the way, he reveals our wisdom mind and challenges us to meet our intrinsic enlightened capacity.
“We must have a confidence that we. can actually abandon negative habitual patterns. The potential exists not only to renounce what is going on in our mind, but also to replace it with enlightened mind. The Dharma points us to who we really are, what we are capable of and what we can actually do with our lives and our minds. The purpose of being a genuine practitioner is to fully understand the wisdom of the Buddha’s enlightened teachings and to integrate our minds with these for the benefit of all beings.”
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