The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, is one of Tibet's highest and most respected incarnate lamas. The Sakyong—literally, "earth protector"—is king of Shambhala. The first king of Shambhala, Dawa Sangpo, was empowered directly by the Buddha.
The Shambhala tradition emphasizes confidence in the enlightened nature of all beings—windhorse—and teaches courageous rulership based on wisdom and compassion. It holds that these qualities are ultimately more stable than aggression and greed. It shows how to use worldly life as a means to ripen this spiritual potential. It practices turning the mind toward others as a discipline that creates lungta, windhorse, the ability to attain success that occurs from acting virtuously. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche leads a global community of over 200 meditation centers rooted in these principles.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is unique in that he bridges two worlds. The eldest son of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche http://www.shambhala.org/teachers/vctr/ , who was instrumental in bringing Buddhism to the West, he is the incarnation of Mipham the Great http://www.sakyong.com/jamgonmipham.php , who is revered in Tibet as an emanation of Manjushri, the buddha of wisdom. He descends from the Tibetan warrior-king Gesar of Ling. He also holds the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
He is the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is spiritual director of Shambhala http://www.shambhala.org , a borderless kingdom of meditation practitioners committed to realizing enlightenment and social harmony through daily life. He is the lineage holder of Naropa University, which is dedicated to advancing contemplative education.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was born in 1962 in Bodhagaya, India, to Lady Könchok Palden. He spent his early years receiving a Buddhist education, later joining his father in the West, where he continued his study of Buddhist philosophy and ritual. He has studied with the great masters His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche http://www.shechen.org/sub_teachers_d...—teacher of the HH Dalai Lama and the king of Bhutan—and HH Penor Rinpoche http://www.palyul.org. He is married to Princess Tseyang Palmo, daughter of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, head of the Ripa lineage.
The Sakyong has written two books, the national bestseller Turning the Mind into An Ally http://tinyurl.com/3yhgj2, and the prize—winning Ruling Your World http://tinyurl.com/3cbus6 . He is a poet and an artist. He has run marathons to raise money for Tibet through the Konchok Foundation http://www.konchok.org. In September 2006 he offered the first Living Peace Award to HH the Dalai Lama at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya in Colorado. He travels extensively, teaching throughout the world.
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The Sakyong -Biography, Schedule, Contact, etc.
Facebook page: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid...
Sakyong's web site at http://www.sakyong.com for daily text messages with the Sakyong's contemplation of the day.
Sakyong.com Online Archives http://www.sakyong.com/archive.php
These Online Archives have video, audio and written teachings of the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche.
BOOKS & MEDIA http://www.sakyong.com./booksandmedia...
Shambhala.org Teachings Library http://www.shambhala.org/teachings/
This Teachings Library has video, audio and written teachings of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche.
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Shambhala is a global community. There are more than 200 centers and groups around the world, as well as thousands of individual members.
Shambhala web site: http://www.shambhala.org
Shambhala -Affiliations The Global Mandala at http://www.sakyong.com/affiliations.php
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