Feb 15 2009

Video & Poetry – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Come and Dance

Published by at 11:17 am under Poetry,Videos

The Buddhas say, “Come and dance!”

A beautiful video of Tibetan Buddhist culture and dance, set to a gentle trance groove, and the modern Buddhist teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche reading one of his poems. I think you’ll like this one.

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche is one of the most respected lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. In addition to his role as teacher and spiritual guide, he is also a poet and artist, and an athlete who runs marathons to raise money in support of Tibet and its people. He is the son of the much-loved, but somewhat controversial Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

His title “The Sakyong” means literally “Earth Protector,” and he is considered a spiritual king in the Shambhala tradition that emphasizes courage in the spiritual journey through earthly life.

If you’d like to learn more about Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, check out his website at www.mipham.com.

If you’d like to read more, here are a few of his books. The second two are collections of his poetry:

Ruling Your World
by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Smile of the Tiger
by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Snow Lion’s Delight
by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

(Thanks, Jill, for sending me this video link!)

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Video & Poetry – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Come and Dance”

  1. Blisson 16 Feb 2009 at 10:11 am


    to be enlightened in the moment
    is to be grounded
    in the reality of this Earth
    non grasping free of concepts
    form or formless

  2. OM---on 01 Mar 2009 at 8:35 pm

    When I first saw this video I was disappointed. I wondered why you recommended it. To me, it’s thick and astral in feeling, both because of the trance music and the tone of the reading (reminiscent of John Trudell).Then I realized that it was an age appropriate effort from a young, spiritually sophisticated person. I look forward to the clarity of transmission that will surely come later, as it did from his father and other great masters of his lineage.

  3. konchokon 02 Nov 2009 at 9:48 am

    Sakyong is not “the most respected lama in Tibet” in fact he is NOT respected by real lamas with training, , because he does not have real training. In fact he is NOT Tibetan except by birth, and, he is a high school dropout from Boulder, who usurped his father’s lineage, has no training, is not even a real lama, but just put on these robes.

    You really should’nt be recommending people or buddhists groups from a marketing video.

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