Guiding Teachers

Sakyong Mipam is the eldest son of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He serves as temporal and spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers. The Sakyong—literally "earth-protector" is a lineage holder of Shambhala.

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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the most dynamic teachers of Buddhism in the 20th Century. He was a pioneer in bringing the Buddhist teachings of Tibet to the West and is credited for introducing many important Buddhist concepts into the English language and psyche in a fresh and unique way.

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Pema Chödrön is a leading exponent of teachings on meditation, healing and insight. She is widely known for her charming and down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences.

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