Sakyong Mipham on Your Practice and Life

Ray: Your first book, Turning the Mind Into an Ally, serves as a guide for training the mind with meditation practice. Your second book, Ruling Your World, is more broadly philosophical. At the same time, it seems designed to help people make their practice practical and relevant to day-to-day life. I already am using one…

Sakyong Mipham on the Shambhala Buddhism community

Ray: Rinpoche, what is your intention for the Shambhala community? Mipham: Right now the main theme is how Shambhala can be relevant in terms of what is going on in the world. A lot of these centers started with people just getting together and meditating. I think Shambhala can be a very strong force as…

Sakyong Mipham on Windhorse

Ray: Please describe Shambhala’s character. What distinguishes Shambhala from other Buddhist traditions? Mipham: The Shambhala teachings are coming from the point of view of integrating spirituality into everyday life, as opposed to being monastic. Shambhala is a Buddhist tradition — in particular, a Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. The first king of Shambhala was taught by the…