Sakyong Mipham announces new teaching dates

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has announced several upcoming teaching and discussion events in Chicago, San Francisco, London, and New York, in conjunction with the launch of his new book, The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure. Published by Harmony Books, The Shambhala Principle will be available on May 7.

From April 26 to 28, he’ll lead a weekend program at the University of Chicago, called “Creating Enlightened Society: Imagining Peace.” Along with Acharya Adam Lobel and local Chicago service organizations, he’ll discuss solutions for youth violence in the city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are the honorary cochairs for this event. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Sakyong Mipham and Acharya Lobel will also lead a program, “Creating Enlightened Society: Personal Path, Social Transformation,” in San Francisco from May 10 to 12. Along with Bishop Marc Andrus, Google’s Chade Meng-Tan, and other speakers, participants will explore ways to bring out basic goodness in our societies. Click here for information and registration.

From September 12 to 15, a special weekend event in London will commemorate Chögyam Trungpa’s arrival in Britain in 1963. The event, also led by the Sakyong, will take place at the University of London and will include “Creating Enlightened Society: An Evening with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche” on Thursday, September 12, and “Remembering Chögyam Trungpa: A Day of Celebration” on Friday, September 13. The weekend of September 14-15 will be devoted to “Awake in the World: A Festival of Meditation, Arts, and Social Vision.” If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to

A fourth event, in New York, is tentatively scheduled for November.