Bodhisattva Vow with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

January 7, 2007

Tuition $25 +

The Bodhisattva vow will be offered by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche during the monthlong Winter Dathün Meditation Retreat. As shrineroom space is extremely limited, a small number of people not attending the retreat but wishing to take the vow and attend the ceremony will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the Bodhisattva vow ceremony is not public and is open only to those who are taking the vow or who have already taken the vow.

There is a $25 fee for those taking the vow and an additional $15 visitor fee for each guest (limited space available for guests). You must arrive at Shambhala Mountain Center on Friday January 5th by 10am in order to complete the required interview. Please bring a letter of recommendation from your meditation instructor as well as a teacher’s gift. The vow itself will be offered on Sunday, January 7th.

If you would like to take the Bodhisattva vow, please register below or by calling (888) STUPA-21 by Wednesday, January 3. Please note that the call center will be able to assist you after January 1.

The price listed reflects the cost of taking the vow. A very limited number of beds may be available for those wishing to stay overnight. Local lodging information is also available upon request. For further information contact our Housing Department directly at (970) 881-2184, ext. 235.

If you any questions or concerns regarding the event, please contact Kate Baker at or (970) 881-2184, ext. 425.

The registration options provided below are for the vow ceremony and reception. Housing and meals are NOT provided with this registration. For those taking the vow, register for the “Cabin Tent Double” option. If attending as a guest, register for the “Cabin Tent Single” option.

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.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.