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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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]
August 6, 2014 - After nine precious days of teachings, celebration, and retreat at the 17th Nyingma Summer Seminar,  we thought to take a few moments and reflect on what just happened. This NSS brought us together to hear the teachings on the three yanas from our three teachers and brought us together as a community under the umbrella of our mutual yearning to connect to a deeper part of our being, and to each other. Along side the...   [Read more]
August 3, 2014 - The following reflection from the 2014 Illustrious Moon camp was sent to us by Dungse Jampal Norbu, the camp's illustrious leader. In it's fourth year, the camp has been a formative experience for many of the sangha kids and uninited them as a close extended family. For all of the families involved I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Dungse la for shining his care and wisdom upon these fortunate kids...   [Read more]
August 1, 2014 - Mindrolling International — 30 July 2014 Mindrolling Ladrang, Mindrolling Monastery and Mindrolling International are delighted to announce the birth of the grandson of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen and Minling Sangyum Sonam Paldron. Mindrolling Jetsün Dechen Paldron and Kunda Britton Jigdral Gyatso gave birth to a son who has been named – Dungse Gyurme Jigdral Garwang Dhondrub Wangyal (Unchanging Fearless Lord of the...   [Read more]
July 6, 2014 - On Tuesday, May 5, Dungse la arrived in Sarasota Florida for his first talk of an east coast teaching tour. He spent four days on the New College of Florida waterfront campus, hosted by Ganga Devi who studies Tibeten Budhdism. Dungse la spoke to an audience of students, professors, and alumni on Primal Values; a method of establishing one's own ethical center according to what one finds to be most authentically and...   [Read more]