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


Wisdom In Action

Also Seane Corn, Acharya Fleet Maull and Angel Kyodo Williams, Sensei

July 8–12, 2015

Awake in the World will be coming to the land. Online, some 18,000 people tuned in to listen, practice, and experience the teachings of an amazing cast of top thought leaders, wisdom holders and social visionaries. They were discussing putting wisdom into action in our everyday lives. Now we’re creating the opportunity for only a […]