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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November 9, 2016 - "On this cheerful unaffected glorious day of democracy playing itself out, I am as shocked as many of you are, by the election results this morning. But, as Americans, we must respect the democratic system that our country was built upon, and welcome its results. Trump has won, and now we must see what happens next. While firmly believing in, and defending, one’s values and principles, we must also give this new...   [Read more]
July 28, 2016 - On May 21, 2016 Pema Osel released 255 lobsters . June 13, 2016, the day after Kongtrul Rinpoche taught a lovely, powerful, and inspiring Modern Day Bodhisattva Seminar at Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling, Vershire, Vermont - he and several students and friends, drove and met in Portland, Maine to release 490 lobsters back into the bay, where they would journey back to their new found freedom. The tide was low but all (...   [Read more]
July 9, 2016 - On Friday evening July 8th a large crowd of sangha and friends gathered at the First Congregational Church in Boulder, CO, for a talk, reading, and book signing of Rinpoche's new book, The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to the Compassionate Life, published by Shambhala Publications, and warmly hosted by the Boulder Book Store. You can watch the video from that talk here.   [Read more]
June 20, 2016 -     Late in April members of MSBJ gathered at Tashi Chöling, our mountain center on the Izu Peninsula, to prepare for our fourth annual drupchö, the first event of Kongtrul Rinpoche's spring visit to Japan. When Rinpoche arrived on the evening of the 28th, preparations were almost complete.    This year’s drupchö was to be something new for us. In the past we had held Rigdzin Düpa and Déchen Gyalmo drupchös, based on...   [Read more]
June 9, 2016 - This letter and these photos comes to us fron Sarah Gomes at Guna Norling in Brazil. The Brazillian sangha regularly engages in Life Release practices and we wanted to take a moment to share their work and offerings.   On May 8, we distributed over 170 food kits to homeless people. We also distributed water, clothes, shoes, blankets and sanitation supplies, and were able to involve not only sangha members, but also the...   [Read more]
May 22, 2016 -   A year in planning, Dungse Jampal Norbu’s first teaching tour on the west coast was about to begin. It was Friday, April 15 and three members of the MSB Sangha – Mary Mooney, Peter Matranga and I – were gathered at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport waiting to greet him. I say “waiting”, but the truth is that we were still folding our khatas, when a relaxed Jampal greeted us warmly. His flight from Denver had...   [Read more]
March 9, 2016 - Wonderful News from Guna Norling!   Guna Norling (MSB’s Mangalam Dharma Center in Salvador, Brazil) will hold its first group offering practice March 9-12. During this time, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and MSB students in Brazil will practice the sadhana of Rigdzin Dupa from the Longchen Nyingtik tradition.   Everyone is welcome to connect to and share in the merit of this offering related to Guru Rinpoche by requesting...   [Read more]
January 28, 2016 - Join the Mangala Shri Bhuti sangha gathered at the Sangdo Palri Temple on Losar 2016, the Year of the Fire Monkey, at 11 AM for a live-streamed address by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. You can view the broadcast here. The recording will be available for 30 days.      [Read more]
January 2, 2016 - On all the continents of this world, may happiness, joy, positive cause and effect, virtuous deeds, and merit increase immensely. By the power of this merit, may the elements come into equilibrium, and may disease and warfare cease. May poverty and hunger vanish, and may all threats to the planet be pacified. May glory, wealth, good economic conditions, lifespan, and authentic goodness auspiciously and joyously radiate...   [Read more]
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]

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