Program Details

The Sakyong's Birthday: Celebrate with An Uncommon King


November 15 / 6:00 PM - November 15 / 9:00 PM

Celebrate the Sakyong's 51st Birthday with a potluck dinner and toasts followed by the film, An Uncommon King. “This film is the story of enlightened rulership, about one man leading by example, about ancient dignity and wisdom holding a key to the ‘pickle’ the world is in today."


View the trailer.


Reviews of the film:


September 15, 2012. “[An Uncommon King] is a colourful, fast-moving filmography, orchestrating and integrating image, action, and interview, in which the Uncommon King’s uncommon kingdom is revealed as a kingdom of the heart, his realm as the realm of the mind and its only law the gentleness of the actions the enlightened heart leads to,” says The Chronicle Herald. Read the full review on TheChronicleHerald.ca.


November 14, 2012. “Johanna Lunn is an excellent storyteller,” says Steve Derrickson of the Rosendale, NY screening of An Uncommon King. “This film is the story of enlightened rulership, about one man leading by example, about ancient dignity and wisdom holding a key to the ‘pickle’ the world is in today. It is about recognizing basic goodness in ourselves and in society, training to rule our sacred world beginning with our own minds. This film should certainly bring Sakyong Mipham and the vision of Shambhala to a broader public. I hope it does. It couldn’t be better timing.” Read the full review at ShambhalaTimes.org.



Free of charge.


Open to all.

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