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I have been studying the dharma in conjunction with this sangha since 2009. I began the online study program in 2013 and I became a formal student by taking the Lineage and Boddhisattva vos August
of 2016.


I am a musician and teacher who lives simply on a family farm in Vermont. I have had a lifelong interest in philosophy and psychology, and an ongoing desire for a path—a way to live that includes a larger view than modern Western life usually offers.

Main teachers

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche


I am a disciple (formal student) of Rinpoche who wishes to deepen my
practice, and this retreat is recommended as a way to do that.
Mangala Shri Bhuti, a Tibetan Buddhist Sangha under the guidance of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpiche, in the tradition of the Longchen Nyingtik lineage offers “Sessions”, a nine-day retreat of 20 students with our teacher, Kontrul Rinpoche, in the Samten Ling Temple in
Crestone Colorado.
This teaching and retreat is designed to help each student find a path which leads them closer to their Buddha Nature.


an original piece of music performed for the group

Cost breakdown

flight and connections $400, food $200, housing $200,
donation to teacher $200, and 7%

Funding until

05 November 2017 (Ended)

Amount Requested