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 students and non-students who have completed Courses 1-3)
The Four Marks of Existence are the central tenets of the Buddhist path.
The Four Marks of Existence are the central tenets of the Buddhist teachings, which distinguish them from all other religions and philosophies. In order to understand even just the thesis statements about these four marks, it is necessary to know precisely how all knowable phenomena are included within the categories of the five skandhas, and how clinging to their identity leads to suffering. This course clarifies what the four marks and five skandhas are and how knowing more about them matters in practice. There are seven classes in this course, each class involving roughly 2.5–3 hours of related readings and/or recordings.