Crucial Point

The Journal of Mangala Shri Bhuti

Crucial Point is a biannual, full-color journal featuring articles by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, and other teachers in the Longchen Nyingtik lineage.

We are delighted to announce that the 2015 edition of Crucial Point is now available. Articles include

"How to Meditate in the Gaps" Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche explains how to meditate on the spot in the midst of everyday life
"Patience: A Guided Meditation"Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche helps us practice staying with our pain as a way of cultivating freedom and dignity
"Going the Distance"Dungse Jampal Norbu’s reflections on refuge in the Three Jewels.=
"Advice from Me to Myself"Patrul Rinpoche reminds himself, and us, not to “get carried away by this fake and empty life”
"In Praise of Emptiness"Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche explains his motivation for writing The Mirror of Essential Points
"Take the Time"Suzy Greanias encourages us to take the time for daily meditation and explains how to transition from daily activity to the cushion
"Working with Fear"Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel looks at the relationship between fearlessness and bodhicitta
"A Child of the Mountains"In part three of his life story, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche talks about early experiences in retreat and at Mindrolling Monastery
"The Three Fierce Mantras" Commentary on The Way of the Bodhisattva from “The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech”
All proceeds from the Crucial Point are used to support the production of the journal. Thanks for your interest, and we welcome your feedback.

Crucial Point is available in two formats:

Full-color print magazine + Free Digital PDF: $14 

Digital PDF: $8

Please note: The full-color, bound paper magazine also comes with a free digital PDF. The PDF is available for immediate download and viewable on any desktop or mobile device. With either purchase, you will need to set up a free account with MagCloud to order. You will only need to do this once, enabling you to purchase future editions as well.

Please contact the Crucial Point if you have any questions.