Program Details

Birthday Celebration: An Uncommon King

November 14 / 7:00 PM - November 14 / 9:00 PM

Join us for a celebratory evening, featuring the recent documentary about Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Through original and archival footage and interviews, the film follows him from his childhood living in a Tibetan refugee camp in India to his move to the West to being empowered as a Sakyong. It captures him on retreat in India and at work promoting his books and building a school in Tibet. It also depicts personal moments, including Rinpoche at home in Nova Scotia, running marathons, recording music, and proposing to his Tibetan princess bride, Khandro Tseyang Ripa Mukpo. "This biography is about the establishment of the lineage of Sakyongs," says director Johanna J. Lunn. "It’s a father–son story, it’s a story about wisdom passing from East to West. Above all it’s a story about basic goodness. It’s a living story that is unfolding all the time."

Birthday cake will follow the film!

No charge, but please RSVP to help us plan the evening.


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