Mangala Shri Bhuti Centers
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.
Located in the mountains near Boulder, Phuntsok Choling is the central meeting place for the sangha in Colorado. Students gather on Sunday mornings for group meditation and to hear the LINK teachings. A nyinthun, or extended meditation practice, is offered once a month along with other alternating practice periods. Phuntsok Choling also hosts several annual teaching and practice programs, including the Nyingma Summer Seminar, in this serene and picturesque setting.
Pema Osel, MSB's study and practice center on the East Coast, sits among hills in a peaceful secluded valley near the Connecticut River. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche's vision for Pema Osel is that it serve his own students as well as the larger Buddhist community on the East Coast. Each year Kongtrul Rinpoche teaches the Modern Day Bodhisattva and Dzogchen Seminars here, and the community gathers on Sundays to sit and to listen to live web streaming of the LINK teachings.
Osel Ling is MSB's Mangalam Center in Crestone, Colorado. Here students gather for weekly LINK teachings and host various teaching programs and community activities. Drop by for a visit anytime.
Tashi Gachil is MSB's center in Kyoto. The Japanese sangha gather weekly for teachings and study groups, and Kongtrul Rinpoche teaches here once a year. Anyone is welcome to visit. In Izu, students gather at Tashi Choling for group and individual retreats.
Guna Institute is MSB's seat in India. A spacious communal shrine room housing the Kangyur is where participants gather for classes and practice sessions. Guna Institute recently concluded its fifth year of its Translator's Degree Program, and will begin a teaching schedule open to the public in the spring of 2013.
Guna Norling, overlooking the ocean in Salvador de Bahia, is MSB's seat in Brazil. Rinpoche teaches an extended public program here each November. Guna Norling also serves as a community retreat center and Mangalam Dharma Center. Students gather there weekly for group practice and study.
Students and friends gather at these various locations for group meditation and to listen to the LINK teachings. Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel each offer teachings at these centers annually. For contact information or to find out about the activities happening at these centers, see Mangalam Dharma Groups or Mangalam Center Programs.
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Samten Ling, MSB's private retreat center, has been supporting the MSB sangha since 1995. Samten Ling is a self-sufficient world, offering retreatants a balanced mix of solitude and support that facilitates their deep engagement with the practices of this path. Our aspiration is that Samten Ling serve as a fertile ground on which the essence of the Longchen Nyingtik Lineage may ripen in many beings, now, and long into the future. Samten Ling is open to formal MSB students only.