Friday, July 30, 2010

Royal Baby For Halifax

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and the Sakyong Wangmo Khandro Tseyang, the king and queen of Shambhala, a worldwide network of urban Buddhist meditation centers, retreat centers and monasteries are expecting their first child in August in Halifax, Canada.In 2006, almost 1,500 people gathered at the Cunard Centre on the Halifax waterfront to witness the couple’s marriage.Rinpoche is the eldest son of Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala Buddhism. His marriage to his Tibetan princess represented a significant linkage of lineages for Buddhists around the world.The couple have decided to have the birth in their adopted home of Halifax, the spiritual capital of the worldwide Shambhala community.

His Eminence the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, is one of Tibet’s highest and most respected incarnate lamas. He is unique in that he bridges two worlds. The eldest son of the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who was instrumental in bringing Buddhism to the West, he is the incarnation of Mipham the Great, who is revered in Tibet as an emanation of Manjushri, the buddha of wisdom.

A series of motivational videos by the King

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