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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December 5, 2017 - A Town Meeting about the Legacy Project - December 17th, 12pm MST We invite you to see this as a sangha wide effort to preserve and maintain the teachings we have received for the benefit of future generations of students of MSB and practitioners of Buddhism in general. We would invite anyone with an interest, especially students involved or wishing to become involved in Transcribing, Transcript Reviewing, Cataloging,...   [Read more]
April 18, 2017 - From our Sangha in Europe: Here in County Clare, thirteen of us gathered and read prayer requests aloud before releasing more than 4'000 worms on the bank of the Bleach River at Orgyen Ling, followed by recitation of the liturgy Increasing Life and Prosperity. When checking on the worms after a short walk towards Lough Graney, we discovered that most had already disappeared safely into the earth. From Pema Osel: On...   [Read more]
February 14, 2017 - On December 5, 2016, Dungse Jampal Norbu and Jasmine arrived at Osaka Itami airport, and the Mangala Shri Bhuti Japan (MSBJ) sangha including Oka, Dai and Maki, greeted them and expressed appreciation for Dungse la’s first official teaching in Japan. It was a wonderful time from the very beginning with Dungse la, starting from seeing a vivid rainbow on the way to Rokakkudo-temple (the Belly Button temple) in the early...   [Read more]
December 11, 2016 - On May 21st, the Wheel Day Saga Dawa Düchen, the retreatants at Samten Ling as well as the ever growing Crestone Sangha community gathered with Rinpoche in the garden of his home, the Tsering Yangchil.  We formed a large circle with two ice chests full of worms in the middle and did the Tsetar practice together. We released 3,060 worms. This was the first time Rinpoche was present for this practice at his home though...   [Read more]
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]