Words of Wisdom from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


Happy Birthday to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche!  Read the latest message from the leader of the Shambhala global community:

Every day, through the power of our mind, we are setting up our own value system. There are many things happening that we can’t control. But with the help of meditation, we can control our own intention and involvement. At this crossroads, can we step out the door with a focus—to be kind, to contemplate life’s dreamlike quality, or to look carefully at our fears before giving in to aggression? When we maintain confidence in our strengths, we are creating a sustainable internal environment that will have a potent effect on the world.  – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


  is the leader of Shambhala, a global community of meditation practitioners committed to realizing the inherent goodness in humanity. He is the author of several books, including The Shambhala Principle.

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