Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the spiritual director of Shambhala. He also holds the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

He is the son of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. His background embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. Born in India in 1962, he received spiritual training from his father and from many of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of our time. He is renowned for his straightforward, practical approach teaching style and his skill at making even the most esoteric Buddhist teachings meaningful and relevant to an Western audience.


The Dalai Lama and the Sakyong


The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure explains the Shambhala principle of ‘basic goodness’ and ‘enlightened society’ and is written as a dialogue with his father, Chögyam Trungpa.

His bestselling book, Turning the Mind into an Ally, is a perfect handbook for starting a personal meditation practice.

A keen marathon runner one of his many books Running with the Mind of Meditation describes how physical activity can support spiritual well-being.