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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We’re pleased to offer the Living Dharma: Sacred World (2022) teachings as an Audio-Video Study Set, providing complete access to video recordings of all talks for one full year for self-paced contemplation and review, plus audio recordings of those talks good for a lifetime.
Audio recordings are available as a separate product. The audio recordings are downloadable and yours to enjoy indefinitely.
In the 2022 Living Dharma program, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel explores the meaning of sacred world in the context of the Buddhadharma.
When people talk about the world as sacred, it often sounds like they are living in a deep state of denial. War, destruction, and natural disaster seem integral to human experience. Even when we sit in meditation, we sometimes feel pummeled by our own thoughts and emotions. What is sacred about that? And yet, we have the capacity to experience the world with tremendous depth, compassion and courage. Sacred world, in the context of the Buddhadharma, comes from broadening our capacity to go beyond our dualistic tendencies – the tendencies to brace against suffering and try to manufacture happiness. The teachings on sacred world begin with the Buddha’s most foundational teachings and run through every aspect of Buddhist wisdom.
This weekend program includes teachings, discussion groups and guided meditations.