Mangala Shri Bhuti News

Welcome to Mangala Shri Bhuti’s News page. Here you'll find articles and updates about the activities of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, as well as the students and centers of MSB throughout the world.

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September 21, 2015 - Six-months pregnant, I wanted to make my last trip to Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling before I would be laying low for the next few months prior to giving birth. Two subway trips, a train ride, and a four-hour car trip later, I joined over a hundred other interested sangha members in Vershire, Vermont, to hear from Kongtrul Rinpoche about the valued tradition and practices of Dzogchen. This was the first time I was hearing...   [Read more]
September 12, 2015 - On fourth of July weekend 2015, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Shedra at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde in Leggett, California where Kongtrul Rinpoche continued his teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra. The live teachings at Gomde, provide the opportunity for local Mangala Shri Bhuti and other dharma students to come together to connect as community in the presence of the Teacher and to offer service.Rangjung...   [Read more]
August 30, 2015 - Kongtrül Rinpoche reveals his vision for the MSB Lineage in EuropeAugust 2015In early August 2015, the European sangha welcomed Kongtrül Rinpoche back to Ireland with great joy and celebration, following an absence of several years.  Rinpoche’s visit was hosted at Bohatch by Mangalam Dharma Group Europe. Bohatch is a beautiful site in the countryside near Mountshannon in East Clare overlooking Lough Derg. A 100-person...   [Read more]
August 21, 2015 - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche refers to the Nygima Summer Seminar as Mangala Shri Bhuti’s “Thanksgiving”. While there were tsok feasts and a lively dance party, the true sentiment of the Thanksgiving holiday came through most in the collaboration and gathering that makes NSS possible: the car pooling, lunchtime planning sessions, work period, and spending time. NSS is the time for the MSB Family to come together – see those...   [Read more]
August 10, 2015 -  The Guna Norling sangha in Brazil sent this note and photos from their August 8th life release. Some Brazilian students who attended the 2015 Nyigma Summer Seminar, held in Colorado in July, presented a delightful slideshow one evening, describing what has been a consistent and profound practice for their community. Please enjoy the story and photos from our Brazilian friends. Many people at NSS who feel inspired by...   [Read more]
August 5, 2015 - On July 27, 2015 Sangdo Palri Temple in Crestone Colorado was blessed by a visit form Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche. Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche was recognized by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as the tulku of the great Gyurme Dorje, eldest son of Adzom Drukpa Rinpoche. At present he presides over all the annual ceremonies at Shechen Monastery in Nepal and at branch monasteries in Bhutan. He also gives guidance to the monks in three year...   [Read more]
June 30, 2015 - On June 6 and 7, 2015, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche held the Seventh Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar at Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling, in Vershire, Vermont. Kongtrul Rinpoche conceived the Modern Day Bodhisattva (MDB) teachings as a means to present the essence of the Buddhist Mahayana tradition in language and practices that are accessible to modern people, and easy to practice in the midst of our day. As he says, “We are born...   [Read more]
June 7, 2015 - On May 9th and 10th, 2015, Pema Chodron graciously lead a retreat at Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling. Ticket sales contributed to the Sangdo Palri Temple project. With over 300 attendees, the center ran smoothly under the guidance of organizer Vanessa Waxman, and with the help of the volunteer teams and supportive sangha. The weekend consisted of teachings on the 12 nidanas (the interdependent links of origination) that...   [Read more]
May 9, 2015 -   TUDO BEM! This is how Bahians say everything is swell. And indeed things are swell at Guna Norling, down in Brazil. It had been over two years since Rinpoche’s last visit to Salvador -- the capital of Bahia, and site of MSB Brazil. The sangha there have come together and matured so beautifully in that time, led by intrepid Center Director Sarah Gomes. Over the last couple of years, they have completely renovated the...   [Read more]
April 24, 2015 - On May 9th and 10th Pema Chodron will lead an intimate retreat titled, “Getting off the Wheel of Suffering", where she will focus on the Twelve Nidanas, or Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination. She will explain how these these twelve links perpetuate confusions and suffering and point to the "gaps" in the links where we can step off the wheel of habitual pattern. This weekend teaching program will take place at...   [Read more]