Sakyong Mipham Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Sep, 2017
Facts of Sakyong Mipham
Date of Birth: 1962 , December-11
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: India
Name Sakyong Mipham
Birth Name Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche
Mother Chögyam Trungpa
Nationality Indian
Birth Place/City Bodh Gaya
Ethnicity South Asian
Net Worth $3 million
Married Yes
Married to Khandro Tseyang Ripa Mukpo (m. 2006)
Education Oxford University
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Sakyong Mipham is the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and Shambhala International. The network is a worldwide network of urban Buddhist, which was founded by his father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Besides, he is also a best-selling author, poet, artist, and athlete.

Early Life and Education

The head of the Shambhala Buddhist, Sakyong Mipham was born on December 11, 1962, in Bodh Gaya, India. He belongs to Indian nationality and holds South Asian ethnicity. He was born to Buddhist monk father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and nun mother, Konchok Paldron.

Sakyong spent his early years with his mother in a Tibetan refugee village in northwest India, after his father moved to England to study at Oxford University in an early of 1963. He eventually went to live with his father at Samye Ling in Scotland when he was 7. He has done his schooling from the Shambhala Buddhism.

Professional Life

Sakyong Mipham is the head of the very famous Shambhala organization, a global network where they teach meditation and retreat centers grounded in the inherent goodness of humanity. At Shambhala Centers,  they lead programs and retreat people all over North America and Europe.

Mipham also oversees the evolution and growth of the organization and works closely with its senior tutors as well as leaders. In the year 2001, Mipham visited Tibet for the first time and received a great honor from thousands of people as the rebirth of Mipham.

He also travels extensively, teaching all over the world.

Besides, he has also written several national best-selling books including, Turning the Mind into an Ally, award winning Ruling Your World, and Running with the Mind of Meditation

Personal Life

Sakyong Mipham is married to Khandro Tseyang Ripa Mukpo. His wife Khandro, is the daughter of Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche. The couple got married on June 10, 2006. They held their wedding ceremony in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

His wife Khandro Tseyang Ripa Mukpo was officially empowered as Sakyong Wangmo by Penor Rinpoche at a ceremony on Halifax in August 2008. The couple has three daughters. They welcomed their first child named, Drukmo Yeshe Sarasvati Ziji Mukpo, born on August 11, 2010.

The second child, Jetsun Yudra Lhamo Yangchen Ziji Mukpo, was born in March 2013 and the third, Dzedrön Ökar Yangchen Ziji Mukpo, after two years of their second daughter’s birth.

Net Worth

Sakyong Mipham has earned a good amount of net worth as he is the head of the global network of meditation, Shambhala organization. Sakyong’s estimated net worth is $3 million. Besides, he is also the best-selling author. His national best-selling book, Turning the Mind into an Ally, which is on Kindle for $9.19 whereas its hardcover is for $4.79, and Paperback is $9.67.  


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