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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During the Mahayoga Sadhana Retreat (a week-long intensive sadhana retreat) held in late summer at Pema Osel, our center in Vermont, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and MSB students accumulate feast-offering prayers in order to dispel obstacles on the spiritual path and increase harmony in the world. We invite you to share in the merit of this practice by submitting prayers on your own behalf or for those in need. Prayers are read aloud each day, and during the practice, Rinpoche and his students keep those prayers in mind.
The monetary offering that traditionally accompanies a prayer request is used to purchase feast offerings for the practice.
Please put the text for your prayer request at the bottom of the checkout page in the “Order Notes’ box,