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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Each year we request a divination for Kongtrul Rinpoche’s shabten for the coming year. The divination, or mo as it is called in Tibetan, designates specific prayers to be completed by the students.
Each year we request a divination for Kongtrul Rinpoche’s shabten for the coming year. The divination, or mo as it is called in Tibetan, designates specific prayers and accumulations that should be accomplished to support the long life, good health, removal of obstacles, and general activity of the teacher, for the benefit of beings. The shabten of a teacher is connected to and affects all his students, so as a sangha we collectively engage in the prayers and accumulations for Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s shabten. From our sangha, we send an offering to the Lama who performed the mo as well as to his nunnery or monastery requesting the monks and nuns to also perform that particular year’s shabten. If you would like more information you may write to our Shabten Coordinator.