Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage. An incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is the dharma heir and son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Mountain Center’s founder. Sakyong Mipham is the spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers, and the author of the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally, as well as Ruling Your World ,  Running with the Mind of Meditation and The Shambhala Principle. His background embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. Born in Bodhgaya, India, the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and received his spiritual training from his father and other distinguished lamas. In addition to Shambhala, the Sakyong also holds the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. An avid poet, artist and athlete, he travels extensively teaching throughout the world.

Upcoming Programs by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


Scorpion Seal Assembly VI

June 12–23, 2014

  Open to participants who have already completed Scorpion Seal V and the practice requirements for Scorpion Seal VI. From  June 12-23, please join us for this potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path. Prerequisites: Scorpion Seal Assembly V Please read these important details before registering: Payment: A deposit of [...]

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sacred World Assembly

Also Acharya Adam Lobel and Acharya Christie Cashman

June 25–July 16, 2014

Please read these important details before registering: Participation: Participation in the entire Assembly is required Payment: A deposit of 50% of the total program cost is due upon registration. The full remaining balance is due on May 26th, 2014, 30 days prior to your arrival date. Shambhala Benefits: Please note that the following are current benefits that are [...]