Shambhala Ngondro & Rigden Abhisheka with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

July 25–August 16, 2005

Tuition $698 + 22 nights

Ngöndro students applying to the Rigden Abhisheka should complete the following before receiving the abhisheka:

Four weeks of Shambhala ngöndro group retreat, at least two weeks of which should be done in a residential retreat setting led by a Shambhala acharya or other teacher authorized by the Office of Practice and Education. Up to two weeks can be completed in nonresidential two- to fourteen-day group intensives. Those who went to Seminary last year were encouraged by the Sakyong to return this year for the ngöndro dathün, which will run concurrently with Seminary. There will be no application process for attending all or part of the ngöndro dathün. Space will be limited, so please register early.

The Sakyong has asked that ngöndro students who plan to attend the abhisheka adopt the Shambhala ngöndro as their daily practice between now and the abhisheka ceremony. He has suggested that they divide the time before the abhisheka into four equal parts, devoting each part to emphasizing a particular ngöndro practice.


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

Program Contact: Jane Arthur.
Phone: 303-668-4055.

Financial aid is available for this program.