Ju Kunde, the main holder of Mipham Rinpoche's family lineage,received us in his home. After serving tea and snacks, he rose and with great emotion and dignity offered me three of Mipham Rinpoche's personal effects. The most significant was Mipham Rinpoche's jade seal. He also offered me a text written in Mipham Rinpoche's own hand on the subject of Shambhala and a cup that Mipham Rinpoche used until the age of seventeen.
These items had been handed down from generation to generation within his family, and now he felt it was appropriate to give them to their rightful owner.