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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 24, 2013 - Integral BuddhismJune 26th, 6:30 PM Mountain TimeOsel Ling, Crestone, ColoradoListen via Live Stream. $10. Traleg Khandro Felicity Lodro will introduce Traleg Rinpoche’s teachings on how we can integrate all aspects of ourselves and our experiences into the path of enlightenment.Some suffering is unavoidable, such as old age, sickness and death. This type of suffering can be reduced through such activities as...   [Read more]
June 5, 2013 - The Modern Day Bodhisattva Training Seminar aims directly at how we relate to our everyday experiences, in which we are challenged by our self-importance while naturally seeking happiness and freedom. In every experience, we have the opportunity to be preoccupied with narrow self-concerns, or to widen our heart with compassion for others—which is to become a bodhisattva.Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s Modern Day Bodhisattva...   [Read more]
March 13, 2013 - Join us in making 2013 the Year of the Sangdo Palri Temple, a year in which we focus our energy, aspirations, prayers, and intention on making great progress on the Temple project. We aim not only for progress in the construction but equally in creating awareness about the Temple in the larger world.  We all need refuge – somewhere to turn for moments of quiet and peace or to be part of a bigger vision that relieves our...   [Read more]
February 25, 2013 - 

On Friday, February 1, Vermont’s air was frigid and still, and the sky was magnificent crystal blue. That afternoon, a large truck came rolling up Pema Osel’s driveway, ending the Maitreya statue’s three-and-a-half-month journey from Nepal.

The Maitreya statue left Nepal at the end of October, after being disassembled and packed into seven large wooden crates. In Calcutta, India, he boarded a shipping container...   [Read more]
February 10, 2013 - Kongtrul Rinpoche spoke today on the LINK webinar, giving his 2013 Losar, or Tibetan New Year, address. His topic: how letting go is the essence of practice, not talk of letting go, but deeply and truly letting go. To let go, we have to embrace change, the change that comes inevitably with life. We are faced with a choice to enter a new world or hold onto the old. Often, in this process, we walk the line between...   [Read more]
February 4, 2013 - On January 3, as the Japanese year-end holidays drew to a close, members of the MSB Japan sangha gathered in Shizuoka Prefecture at our mountainside retreat center Tashi Chöling on the beautiful Izu Peninsula south of Mt. Fuji. The occasion was momentous, for this was to be the first drupchö ever held in Japan, to be conducted by Kongtrul Rinpoche, assisted by Dungse Jampal Norbu Namgyel. This was a high point for us...   [Read more]
January 10, 2013 - MSB is helping to keep the homeless in Denver warm this winter. On the morning of December 20th, 2012, MSB Sangha members participated in the Denver Homeless Dana (giving) at the Holy Ghost Church in Downtown Denver. We distributed new warm hats, gloves, and socks, to over 200 homeless people in Denver.  We also gave several nice warm coats that had been donated by Sangha Members. The gifts were well received as the...   [Read more]
December 26, 2012 - During Kongtrul Rinpoche’s trip to Brazil in November 2012, he was interviewed by TVE in Bahai, Brazil. In this extensive interview Rinpoche answers questions ranging from what is the bodhisattva path to what is enlightenment, addressing the topics of god, karma, dharma and much more. We hope you enjoy this series of interviews. Entrevista com Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche - (TVE Bahia, Brasil) - Novembro 2012 -...   [Read more]
December 18, 2012 - Dear MSB Sangha,Below is a letter of prayer from Ven. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche in response to the tragic events in Newtown, CT:“This is the most incomprehensible tragedy of insanity. There is no way to even begin to understand what has happened. We can only sit with the overwhelming sadness and loss of the innocent. The guardian of humanity could not have to face anything more grave than losing the young unopened buds...   [Read more]
December 13, 2012 - In November of 2012, Kongtrul Rinpoche travelled to Salvador, Brazil to teach the first year of the shedra program on The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, to direct a Sessions Retreat, to conduct the MSB Lineage Ceremony, and to bestow the Rigdzin Dupa empowerment to the Brazilian sangha. Among the other activities was a TV interview with Rinpoche and a life release of crabs and clams. MSB President, Scott Gallagher and...   [Read more]