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 Lojong: Discovering Solidarity in Bodhicitta (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 midst of difficulties, especially those in our relationships, how do we choose to have a sense of solidarity rather than escalate the conflict? This depends on how deeply we view our self and others as the same in our wishes for happiness and to avoid suffering. To the extent that we are willing to work with our own mind according to the teachings on lojong, that much we will benefit from transforming adversity into an opportunity for awakening.
Dungse Jampal Norbu continues with his in-depth commentary on the practices of lojong and bodhicitta, this year exploring the third point of mind training: transforming difficulties into the path of Dharma.
Dungse Jampal Norbu teaches from the most famous lojong text, Seven Points of Mind Training, drawing on commentaries by great lojong practitioners. The weekend includes three live streamed teachings, discussion group, and Q&A.