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Rigden Nepal Pilgrimage March 8-15, 2020

  • April 16, 2020

Foreign language translations can be found below, more are forthcoming and will be posted at this website. On March 8th, early in the Year of the Iron Mouse, 108 pilgrims entered retreat with the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo in Pharping, Nepal. The retreat was a time to reconnect and…

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Regenboog Boven Zee;Rainbow Above Sea

The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo Visit the Netherlands

  • October 31, 2019

English At the invitation of a group of European students, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo came to the Netherlands for a short visit in September. The idea for the visit arose from a trip to Nepal last spring by some sangha members who had traveled to pay their respects and…

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The Sakyong’s Visit to Vermont

  • September 6, 2019

This August at the invitation of a group of senior students, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was graciously hosted by Jeanine and Michael Greenleaf at their home in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Sakyong had arranged with family members Lama Pegyal and Lama Gyurme Dorje to gather together and preside over…

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The Cremation Ceremony Of Lady Konchok Palden

The Cremation Ceremony of Lady Konchok Palden

  • July 6, 2019

A number of years ago, a team was put in place to prepare for the inevitable time of Lady Könchok’s passing.  Former Shambhala President Richard Reoch gathered a team to prepare for these events, and Melanie Klein graciously took on the role of raising funds and assuming the role of…

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The Sakyong Returns To South America

The Sakyong Returns to South America

  • March 1, 2016

In the ten years since the Kongma Sakyong last came to South America a lot has happened in his world. To name a few—he opened the treasure of the Scorpion Seal Retreat, was married, and had three children, securing the family lineage of Shambhala.  A lot has happened in South…

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The Sakyong’s Year-End Practices

The Sakyong’s Year-End Practices

  • February 11, 2016

Mingling our intentions with those of the Sakyong, as he conducts year-end practices on behalf of the entire community by Walker Blaine As Shambhalians conclude the year of the Wood Sheep with practice to overcome obstacles that may have accumulated over the past twelve months, the Sakyong is also concluding…

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Jetsun Drukmo Begins Tibetan Studies

Jetsun Drukmo Begins Tibetan Studies

  • January 4, 2016

On the auspicious third day of the eleventh month of the Year of the Wood Sheep, the eldest daughter of the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo, Jetsun Drukmo, began her Tibetan studies. To begin, she was taught the Tibetan alphabet by her great uncle, Tulku Karma Shedrup, the brother of His…

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Grand Conclusion Of The Gongter

Grand Conclusion of the Gongter

  • November 24, 2015

The Gongter ends auspiciously with an Amitayus abhisheka and the Lingdro Dances by Walker Blaine The final day of the Gongter was one of forward vision and celebration. The conclusion of the reading transmissions and thanksgiving to Lhuntrul Rinpoche happened the day before, and the final empowerment occurred in the morning.…

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Sakyong Gives Talk At Gongter

Sakyong Gives Talk at Gongter

  • November 18, 2015

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Addresses Western Students at the Gongter Near the end of the Gongter, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gave an evening talk to the Westerners and English-speaking Tibetans attending the empowerments. About two hundred people attended the event, which was followed by a blessing line where everyone had an opportunity…

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