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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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]
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]

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