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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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]
March 20, 2015 - January 23, 2015 I flew out to Colorado for the first time in this life on January 16, 2015. With the help of Ani-la Jamgyal’s swift driving, Stanton Dossett’s hospitality, and Jen Kern's organizational skills I was able to attend the Words of My Perfect Teacher program and receive Rinpoche's full transmission of the Longchen Nyingtik ngondro practice.  Students from all over the country (and a few from Europe) packed...   [Read more]
January 24, 2015 - In 2011 Mangala Shri Bhuti began construction of the Sangdo Palri Temple in Crestone Colorado. The temple is a focal point for world peace, compassion and awakening, where visitors come to refresh their spiritual practice, make prayers and aspirations, enjoy the natural environment, and deepen their connection to the Longchen Nyingtik tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Since it's groundbreaking, many visitors have come to...   [Read more]
August 11, 2014 - Art Salon at the Weiss’s On the evening of July 15th, during the height of the Nyingma Summer Seminar Sangha Retreat, over a hundred people arrived at the home of Laura and Barry Weiss in Boulder, Colorado, for a salon, an exhibition of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s new works, named WIDE EYE Festive and crowded, colorful and exhilarating - with people spilling out onto the verandas, front and back - the warm summer...   [Read more]