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.)
Mangala Shri Bhuti Store
(Open to MSB students and non-students who have completed Courses 1-3 and Foundations Course 1)
The central Buddhist teaching on Dependent Arising and the Twelve Links is the one teaching which includes all others. The general principle of Dependent Arising shows how all conditioned phenomena arise in dependence on other phenomena, whereas the specific teaching of Twelve Links of dependent arising shows how the suffering of cyclic existence arises and how it can be brought to an end. In personal terms, the Twelve Links provide a template for understanding how we habitually recreate our suffering moment to moment due to ignorance and craving and how we can permanently eliminate this suffering through practice. There are ten classes in this course, each class involving roughly 2.5–3 hours of related readings and/or recordings.