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Topic: Mipham

In the News (Mon 19 Aug 19)

  Biography of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche - Mipham.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
As well as being a meditation master, Sakyong Mipham is a poet and an artist, and he is very athletic.
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.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was born in 1962 in Bodhagaya, India, to Lady Könchok Palden.
www.mipham.com /biography.html   (318 words)

 The Shambhala Shop
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the leader of the international Shambhala community and holder of the Shambhala Buddhist meditation lineage of his father, the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
At the historic presentation of the Rigden Abhisheka in Halifax, March 2006, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gave 2 talks: the first being an introduction to the abhisheka; and then during the concluding feast a summation of the quintessential instructions found in the Scorpion Seal terma.
Mipham Rinpoche explores the three-fold process of coming into the stream of Buddhist teachings and meditation with an audience of new and seasoned meditators.
www.shambhalashop.com /pubsonline/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=84   (644 words)

 Dharma Fellowship: The Life of Mipham Jamyang Namgyal (1846–1912)
Mipham Namgyal possessed an experimental mind, and while in retreat, he also tested out what powers are available in the human being for psychic development.
Although Mipham was fascinated throughout his life by the great potential that exists in authentic occultism (sang-ngak), he nevertheless refused to use his own powers in any way that might cause harm to living beings.
The real Mipham, the yogi-saint whose exploits remained hidden from public view, the fully Enlightened One known as Mipham Jamyang Gyamtso Namgyal, is remembered as the beloved father of the mountain ascetics who are free of activity, having, as Dudjom Rinpoche says, "abandoned the cares of this life." Mangalam.
dharmafellowship.org /biographies/historicalsaints/mipham-namgyal.htm   (3704 words)

 The Karmapa Issue
The 17th Karmapa's father is the third reincarnation of the 1st Mipham Rinpoche, the head of 13 Nyingma monasteries in Kham, Tibet, and a descendant from many generations of doctors and learned medical scholars.
In the early 1980s, Mipham Rinpoche's yidam (a personal deity in Vajrayana Buddhism) predicted to him that if he took a consort that he would produce several sons who would be great bodhisattvas.
As man and wife, Mipham Rinpoche and Dechen Wangmo settled in an apartment rented from an old lady in the Bakor area of Lhasa on the same street that circled three-quarters around the famous Jokhang Temple.
www.karmapa-issue.org /history.htm   (1915 words)

 The Life of Mipham Jamyang Gyatso (1846–1912)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mipham Jamyang Gyatso (“Mipham the Great”) was born to an aristocratic family in 1846 in Kham, Eastern Tibet.
One of the seminal events of Mipham's life was being acknowledged and enthroned as the living embodiment of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.
Mipham Rinpoche reinvigorated the study of dharma and of Shambhala in the Nyingma as well as the Kagyü lineage.
www.mipham.com /jamgon-mipham.html   (1102 words)

 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Visits Chicago
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche began the interview saying, "I do yoga." He explained that he met K. Pattabhi Jois in Colorado through the senior ashtanga teacher Richard Freeman and has since visited Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, where he has had private ashtanga yoga sessions with him and his grandson Sharath.
Sakyong Mipham explained that in asana practice we attain suppleness of the body, while in meditation we attain suppleness of the mind.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will be teaching a course based on his book at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, July 1www.shambhalamountain.org 5-20.
www.yogachicago.com /may03/mind-ally.shtml   (1503 words)

 Sakyong Mipham
He is the incarnation of Mipham the Great, who is revered in Tibet as an emanation of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was born as Ösel Rangdröl Mukpo in 1962 in Bodhagaya, India.
Here he was greeted by thousands of people, not only as the Sakyong and the rebirth of Mipham, but also as living proof of the vitality of Buddhism, returning to the place that his father had left in 1959.
members.shaw.ca /shambhalaedmonton/mipham.htm   (710 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Making Friends With Our Minds
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, eldest son of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987) and spiritual director of Shambhala International, is unique in the world of spiritual leaders.
In 1995, he was formally installed as Sakyong, leader of both the spiritual and secular aspects of Shambhala, a Buddhist tradition emphasizing the basic goodness of all beings and teaching the art of courageous warriorship based on wisdom and compassion.
Mipham Rinpoche spoke with Nexus publisher Ravi Dykema in Boulder about his youth, about the meaning of enlightenment, about the art of meditation and the path of spirituality.RD: I have read that you have a lifelong commitment to creating an enlightened society.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=382   (4015 words)

 The Blazing Lights of the Sun and Moon by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche
Mipham wrote a short commentary, which I studied in Tibet; but I couldn't find it or any other commentary that had been brought to India.
PRAISE TO SARASVATI OR TARA22 In the expansive lotus-garden of speech of all the conquerors, With 100,000 melodious blooms of holy Dharma, You are a singing swan23 that shines as bright as moonlight.
MIPHAM'S PRAISE TO HIS GURUS By the sharp vajra-weapon of scripture and proper reason, Opponent asuras' arrogant power32 is overcome.
www.sacred-texts.com /bud/tib/sraltext.htm   (18829 words)

 Amazon.com: Ruling Your World : Ancient Strategies For Modern Life: Books: Sakyong Mipham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mipham's spiritual tradition also place emphasis on applying these principals in our homes and communities, that the living wisdom be applied to society.
Mipham, the worldwide leader of Shambhala and the son of the late Tibetan teacher Chogyam Trungpa (who wouldn't love to be a fly on the wall in that house?) argues that people need to examine the me-centered spirituality of their lives:
Mipham's instructions on working with the mind are just as practical and encouraging as they were in his first book, Turning the Mind into an Ally.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0767920651?v=glance   (2499 words)

 Mipham Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Mipham's comentary cogently supports Maitreya's text in a detailed analysis of how ordinary confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom.
The Gateway to Knowledge is a condensation of the Tripitaka and its accompanying commentaries by the Tibetan Buddhist master Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche.
Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings into a unified body of textbooks, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Mipham   (585 words)

 Snow Lion Publications: Newsletter- Interview with Loppon Rechungpa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The idea of Mipham Shedra is that students keep their individual root gurus and their sanghas and continue with their path the way their lama wants them too.
Mipham Shedra, located in Boulder, Colorado, is a non-sectarian Vajrayana Buddhist educational institute dedicated to providing Dharma education to sincere Dharma students of all lineages and traditions.
The Mipham Shedra curriculum is based on and dedicated to propagating the teachings of Jamgön Ju Mipham, Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyamtso, the great 19th-20th century Nyingma scholar/practitioner.
www.snowlionpub.com /pages/N69_8.php   (797 words)

 Amazon.com: The Middle-Way Meditation Instructions of Mipham Rinpoche: Books: Thrangu Rinpoche,Thrangu,Ken Holmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mipham Rinpoche, a 19th century Tibetan scholar and practitioner, gives a definite explanation of the Middle-way Instructions.
One of Mipham Rinpoche's encyclopedic works on Buddhism was the Gateway to Knowledge and it is from this text that the Middle-way Instructions came from.
In this exposition Mipham Rinpoche explains the meditation techniques for developing compassion and expanding this state into the aspiration of bodhichitta.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0962802662?v=glance   (1215 words)

 Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship - Shechen
Despite being very religious, his father was not happy at all, because his first son was already a monk and he had no wish to let all the others embrace the monastic life.
Mipham Rinpoche immediately asked if my mother was pregnant.
It was there that Khyentse Wangpo and Lama Mipham's close disciple Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche (1871-1926) formally recognized and enthroned the young Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche as one of the five incarnations of this great lama.
www.shechen.org /teach_lifedkr_mat.html   (5717 words)

 Guest Biography - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
As the incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is revered in Tibet as an emanation of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.
Sakyong Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers.
There he was greeted by thousands of people, not only as the Sakyong and the rebirth of Mipham, but also as living proof of the vitality of Buddhism, returning to the place that his father had left in 1959.
www.embracingthejourney.com /bios/sakyongrinpoche.htm   (643 words)

 “Auspicious Connections” - Visit of the Sakyong 2001 - Konchok Foundation
The places connected with Mipham where the party visited are in the Golok region, several days jeep ride north and east of Surmang, also in Qinghai Province.
Included in the Golok group at this time was Je Kunde, whose grandfather was Mipham Rinpoche's brother, senior lamas from Weyen Monastery (one of the main monasteries connected with Mipham) and members of Lama Chonam's family who had invited the Sakyong to visit Golok.
This is the home of the Mipham family members, as well as the jumping off point for Mogyal Pomra, the sacred mountain of eastern Tibet connected with King Gesar.
www.konchok.org /visit-2001.html   (2468 words)

 Mipham Celebration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This year the Sakyong has accepted a request from Namdroling Monastery to be the patron and sponsor of the festival.
Namdroling Monastery is the seat of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche who recognized the Sakyong as an incarnation of Mipham and subsequently presided over his enthronement as Sakyong in 1995.
President Richard Reoch is representing Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at the Namdroling Monastery and has written a moving letter honoring the occassion.
www.dcn.davis.ca.us /go/hmchenry/Mipham04.htm   (243 words)

 Dharma Fellowship: Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The saintly Mipham Rinpoche not only perceived, without being told, that the mother was pregnant, but also announced that the child would be a boy.
Mipham Rinpoche, using his great clairvoyance, knew without question that the boy to be born was the reincarnation of a renowned, enlightened Tibetan master known as Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
Lama Mipham did not live long enough to see Tashi Paljor develop into a young boy, but he left instructions with some of his leading disciples concerning how the child was to be guided and trained.
www.dharmafellowship.org /biographies/contemporarymasters/kyabje-dilgo-khyentse.htm   (1443 words)

 Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, biographical data - Rangjung Yeshe Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mipham understood this to be his lama’s practical advice.
Mipham said, “If I am to be the Rigdzin King, Drakpo Chakkor Chen, the Wrathful Wielder of the Iron Wheel, I should be able to handle them.” When Mipham was staying near Ga To, the Chinese army came near, but was not able to come close to the lama’s residence, and had to go away.
This was translated and adapted from Samantabhadra Dharmakirti’s short biography of Jamgon Mipham, found in Mipham’s collected writings, by Lhobpon Rechungpa and Eric Forgeng, during the teaching of the Beacon of Certainty at Tashi Choling, in the Spring of 2003.
www.rangjung.com /authors/jamgon_mipham.htm   (2815 words)

 Snow Lion Publications
Introduction to the Middle Way presents an adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika, or "middle way;" teachings, which are designed to take the ordinary intellect to the limit of its powers and then to show that there is more.
With Jamgon Mipham's commentary, it is a definitive presentation of the wisdom of emptiness, a central theme of Buddhist teachings.
Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times, was an important member of the Rime, or nonsectarian, movement, which did much to strengthen and preserve the entire tradition.
www.snowlionpub.com /store/store.cgi?affiliate=Rangjung_Yeshe&page=pages/INMIWP.php   (301 words)

 Introduction to the Middle Way : Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham Top 10 Bestselling Books: ...
Mipham’s commentary, presented in thorough outline form, offers a point-by-point explanation of Chandrakirti’s meaning.
Mipham was an exemplary master, and is supremely qualified to offer commentary.
Carefully translated into English by the Padmakara Translation Group, Introduction To The Middle Way: Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara With Commentary by Jamgon Mipham is a seminal and highly recommended treatise drawn from the Madhyamika school of Buddhism.
www.orientalia.org /books-1570629420.html   (700 words)

 Contentlink - Ruling Your World
For the first time ever, revered spiritual leader Sakyong Mipham brings the lessons of the ancient Shambhala warriors and rulers to the Western world and shows us how to live our lives with confidence.
No one knows for sure whether this kingdom was real or mythical, but there are ancient guidebooks to this land and practical instructions for creating a Shambhala in your own world, bringing peace, purpose, and perspective into your life and environment.
Sakyong Mipham, the descendant of a warrior king, has inherited these teachings and gives us the lessons and myths of the great rulers and warriors of Shambhala.
www.contentlinkinc.com /ContentDetails.htm?ID=076792293X&type=ISBN   (669 words)

 H. E. Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche - First Incarnation
The history of the incarnations of the great Nyingma scholar, terton and meditational adept, Jamgong Mipham Rinpoche is surprisingly small considering the wealth of sutra and tantra commentaries which Mipham Rinpoche wrote during his first incarnation.
It is often stated that Mipham Rinpoche was one of the great figures of the Rimé movement because of the vastness of his scholarly works.
The first Mipham Rinpoche also spent many years in strict meditational retreat and displayed many signs of enlightenment.
www.mipham-rinpoche.org /FirstIncarnation.html   (118 words)

 Statement by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche - Konchok Foundation
I, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, spiritual and temporal head of the Shambhala Mandala, am completely committed to the development of Surmang, the spiritual home of my father Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa, and to supporting the welfare of Chokyi Senge Rinpoche, the Twelfth Trungpa Tulku.
On my visit to Surmang in 2001, the Twelfth Trungpa Tulku along with the other tulkus and leaders of Surmang, asked me, in a special ceremony held for this purpose, to care for and take responsibility for the affairs of the Surmang monasteries and their people.
The Mipham Institute in Golok has recently acquired all the necessary documents to become a full fledged non-profit organization.
www.konchok.org /sakyong-statement.html   (1332 words)

 Karmê Chöling - Ruling Your World & Refuge Vows with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Based on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book to be released in October, this program introduces the student to the basic view of our Shambhala Buddhist path.
Sakyong Mipham makes these teachings and myths relevant to the modern reader in a fresh and witty voice.
If you are unable to register on-line, please call 802-633-2384 or email registration to register for a program and report the problem.
www.karmecholing.org /program.php?program_id=3202   (609 words)

 Amazon.com: Mipham's Beacon of Certainty: Illuminating the View of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection: Books: John W. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mipham's text is terse and in need of unpacking even for Tibetans.
So perhaps Mipham's Beacon of Certainty is overly technical in its approach, but then Mipham's original composition is nothing if not a technical treatise.
If the author of Mipham's Beacon of Certainty had been perfectly literal in his translation of the term "zung-'jug", for example, he might have used "pair-joined" instead of "coalescent".
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0861711572?v=glance   (2111 words)

 Shambhala Meditation Group of St. Petersburg/Tampa FL - A letter from Diana Mukpo
He also traveled extensively in the Golok region and visited the Weyan Monastery which is connected with the Mipham lineage.
Mipham Rinpoche has also committed ongoing support to the Weyan Monastery in Golok as well as to other humanitarian projects.
The good new is that Mipham Rinpoche is also committed to taking good care of his own health.
www.shambhala-stpete.org /letter.htm   (456 words)

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