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The Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche - Video Biography

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The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, is one of Tibet’s highest and most respected incarnate lamas. He teaches workshops on meditation, compassion and leadership throughout the world. His two books, the bestselling Turning the Mind into An Ally, and the prize-winning Ruling Your World have inspired people from all walks of life. He is a poet, artist and athlete who runs marathons to raise money for Tibet. In 2006 he offered the first Living Peace Award to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Planet magazine has named him on of the thirty global visionaries of our time. The Sakyong -literally, "earth protector" -is king of Shambhala. The first king of Shambhala was empowered directly by the Buddha. The Shambhala tradition believes in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings. 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. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche leads a global community of over 150 meditation centers rooted in these principles. This is the legacy of his father the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who was instrumental in bringing Buddhism to the West. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is unique in that he bridges two worlds. He was born in Bodhgaya, the site of the Buddha's enlightenment and has studied with some of the greatest meditation masters of Tibet. He is the incarnation of Mipham the Great, one of Tibet’s most influential teachers. His father brought him to the west at an early age so that he could continue his education in Europe and North America. Sakyong Mipham descends from king Gesar of Ling an enlightened Tibetan warrior hero. He also holds the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is ruler of Shambhala, 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. He is married to Princess Tseyang Palmo, daughter of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, head of the Ripa lineage. Poet, artist, author, marathon runner, meditation master, teacher and ruler, Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche is a renaissance man for our time. KI KI SO SO ASHE LHA GYEL LO

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Duration: 3 minutes and 14 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: hmaclaren on Aug 25, 2010

The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche. From © Copyright 2007 Mipham J. Mukpo. Shambhala, Meditation, Mindfulness, Buddhism. Produced By Centre Productions, Creative personnel James Hoagland, Jim Lindsey, Ethan Neville and Emily Sell.

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