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 15, 2014 - This note and photos were sent to us from Sarah and the Guna Norling sangha. While fans cheered for football, I am sure these animals cheered for their good fortune on this Saga Dawa in Brazil. On the same Friday, a group of Thrangu Rinpoche's students released lobsters into the frigid Maine waters - below are their stories. Yesterday, June 13, on the full moon of Saga Dawa we did the practice of saving lives. 2,108...   [Read more]
March 19, 2014 - Below is a note from the Guna Norling Sangha with a video, describing their most recent life release on March 16, of 2680 crabs. Then a note from our friends in Maine who freed 160 lobsters into Casco Bay. Please enjoy and rejoice in this great practice. Dear Noble Sangha and Friends, Today, Chotrul Duchen, we release 2.680 lives! The Sangha went out early in the morning, on a day luminous with diligence and joy, putting...   [Read more]
March 8, 2014 - March 2, 2014 marked Losar, the new year, within the Tibetan calandar, welcoming in the year of the Wood Horse. It is a Tibetan tradition to gather on losar morning at monasteries to offer katas, white offering scarves, and new year's greetings to the Lamas. In Bir India, Kongtrul Rinpoche's home town, this was followed by raising new prayer flags in various community locations, food and drink with families and a...   [Read more]
March 1, 2014 -   For several years the MSB sangha in Brazil has engaged in a consistant and inspiring practice of life release. Sarah Gomes has often sent descriptions and photos of their previous life release adventures, some of which can be found in the news archive. Here they present an opportunity for us all to participate in this meritorious practice. Please join in and rejoice in this paractice of life release.Dear Noble Sangha...   [Read more]
January 25, 2014 - Guna Norling's Structure Is in Dangerous ConditionJoin the Matching Grant which expires 1/26/2014 Guna Norling is Mangala Shri Bhuti's retreat and practice center in Bahia, Brazil. The center is maintained through the love and care of a few students and supports a growing sangha whose wish is to follow the Longchen Nyingtik path as laid out by Kongtrul Rinpoche. The beauty and vivid natural environment of the location...   [Read more]
January 15, 2014 - This well-known Western expression, "to put yourself in other's shoes", expresses the Eastern notion of bodhicitta quite well. To know experience from another's perspective. To consider a point of view that isn't based entirely on the "bubble" of our own way of thinking. There must be something universal about the importance of switching view points in this way. But what is the starting point for making this switch? In...   [Read more]
January 1, 2014 - ལོ་འདིར་འཛམ་གླིང་ཕྱོགསམཐར་ཁྱོན་ཡངས་པོར།   ནད་མུག་མཚོན་སོགས་འཇིགས་ཀུན་རབ་ཞི་ཞིང།  དཔལ་དང་འབྱོར་པས་སྐྱེ་རྒུའི་སེམས་ཚིངས་ནས།   ཀུན་ལ་གཞན་ཕན་བྱམས་བརྩེའི་སེམས་ལྡན་ཤོག།  ཅེས་པའངརང་གནས་བསམ་གཏན་གྱི་ཁང་བུ་ནས་  མཆོག་གསུམ་སྤྱི་དང་ཁྱད་པརསྙིགས་མའི་མགོན་མཆོག་མཚུངས་ཟླ་མ་མཆིས་པ་གུ་རུ་པདྨ་ཀ་ར་དང་རྗེ་བ རྩུན་འཕགས་མ་སྒྲོལ་མ་ལ་གསོལ་བ་རྩེ་ཅིག་ཏུ་འདེབས་པ་ལགས་སོ་སོ་སོ། ཀོང་སྤྲུལ་འཇིགས་མེད་པས་ཕྱི་ལོ༢༠༡༤ གནམ་ལོ་གསར་ཚེས་ཉིན་སྦྱར་བའོ...   [Read more]
December 26, 2013 - Dzigar Kongtrul Rinopche returns to the LINK teachings on January 5, 2014, at 10 am. The LINK is Mangala Shri Bhuti's weekly, Sunday webinar, where Rinpoche, Dungse Jampal Norbu, Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, and students of Mangala Shri Bhuti discuss dharma from a personal perspective. To celebrate Rinpoche's return  to the LINK after a year's hiatus, we will broadcast the live stream of his LINK on LIVESTREAM. This...   [Read more]
November 11, 2013 - Dear Friends, The Year of the Sangdo Palri Temple has been a tremendous success. We have raised $450,000 of our $525,000 goal. Thank you to the many donors whose generosity and care for the Temple Project have contributed to this achievement. With those funds we purchased an exceptional American red cedar out of which we’ve crafted the beautiful woodwork on the exterior. We’ve waterproofed the Temple’s verandas with...   [Read more]
November 4, 2013 - The MSB students in Brazil sent us this note describing their recent life release  - or "tsetar" practice. On auspicious days they engage in this practice, freeing crabs and other animals into the mangroves. We appreciate hearing news from our Brazilian friends and it gives us all a chance to rejoice in this incredible activity. Enjoy the letter and photos. To find out more about the practice of tsetar go here. If you...   [Read more]