The Sakyong Wangmo, or Earth Protector Lady, is the manifestation of feminine energy – gentleness and peace – that we all possess. Representing the accommodating quality of space, which is the wisdom of basic goodness, the Sakyong Wangmo is an example of how to be a warrior. In the words of the Druk Sakyong, “space is the mother principle, which safeguards against the development of ego’s impulse.”
The many-faceted role of the Sakyong Wangmo in Shambhala society includes cultivating peace and harmony through communication and through encouraging true sophistication and elegance. By radiating gentleness and warmth, the Sakyong Wangmo promotes enlightened leadership and uplifts our world by joining all of us in a celebration of basic goodness.
News about the Royal Baby
Jetsun Drukmo Yeshe Sarasvati Ziji Mukpo, with her parents, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo. She was born on 11 August, the first day of the Tibetan new moon, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Video of Jetsun Drukmo arriving
home at the Kalapa Court for the first time.
The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo have said particularly that they would like the Shambhala community to share this exciting time with them. You can visit the “Mukpo Baby News” page on the Shambhala Times for any news or updates: http://shambhalatimes.org/tag/mukpo-baby-news/
There are currently over 185 monks residing and
training at Rigon Tashi
Choeling, and over half of them rely on sponsorship.
Young monks at Rigon Tashi Choeling
Khandro Tseyang has been involved in care for the monks, and has written a letter to the Shambhala sangha, describing the importance and the benefits of sponsorship, to both sponsors and monks, as well as the role of sponsorship in preserving our shared lineages, including the lineage of King Gesar of Ling. (Rigon Tashi
Choeling's shrine building contains the first Gesar temple built in Nepal, as well as shrines and statues of Gesar, Padmasambhava and Dorje Trolo.)
For a relatively small amount in Western
currencies, you can sponsor a monk for an entire year. Sponsorship is
coordinated through Ripa Ladrang, the foundation of His Eminence in the
Excerpts from Khandro Tseyang's Letter
Khandro Tseyang has written a letter to the Shambhala sangha about monk sponsorship. Here is an excerpt:
"My Dear Dharma Friends of Shambhala,
I am writing to you concerning something that is close to my heart - that is, the well-being of the monks at Rigon Tashi Choeling, my father H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche's monastery in Pharping, Nepal.
...The role of sponsor is an ancient one, going back to the time of the Buddha... It is a wonderful way to participate in the progress and journey of a young monastic practitioner."
A commemorative booklet honouring the Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment now available online at shambhalashop.com.
This inspirational keepsake text, Celebrating the Feminine Principle, is beautifully bound in purple covers with ivory leaves and embossed with the Sakyong Wangmo crest in gold leaf. It holds writings on the feminine principle from Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lady Diana J. Mukpo, Sangyum Agness Au, and Warrior General Marty Janowitz.
It will be treasured as a memento of the empowerment of the Sakyong Wangmo and the Druk Sakyong Wangmo signaling the heightened significance of the feminine principle in our Shambhala lineage.
This limited edition publication, only 400 printed, may sell out soon. Shambhala Centres that want to order multiple copies are asked to contact the Shambhala Shop directly toll free in North America: 888-450 -1002. Europe, South America, Middle East and Australia dial: 00.1.902-421-1550 Ext. 1 for shipping multiple copies.
Available from the Shambhala Shop for $20 plus shipping and handling.