Sakyong + Sakyong Wangmo Baby Countdown. Video.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 1, 2010
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Mukpo Junior.

Halifax, Nova Scotia. Within the week, most likely. That’s where and when it’ll happen.

Was talking with Sol Halpern, Markell Kiefer, Jason Kiefer, Morgan Root, others last night, joking that the soon-to-be daddy better get back up to Halifax quick (he’s been at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado, teaching the Scorpion Seal), so thought I’d offer an update as the clock ticks.

Want to send a baby gift for the nursery? Here’s the registry.

Here’s my original announcement (elephant media broke the news, barely, this Shambhala Day, February 14). This announcement includes more info, context, videos.

For new info, read the Chronicle Herald, where this “Buddhist King, Queen to have Baby” front page feature appeared:

For the rest of the article, click over to the Herald.

For more info, including about how to send a gift for the baby, our readers can click over to Shambhala Times.

A recent letter from the Queen:

Dear Members and Friends of Shambhala,

I hope all of you are doing well this summer and that your family, practice, and work is fulfilling. As for myself, I am doing very well.

I wanted to give you all an update since Rinpoche and I made our big announcement on Shambhala Day.

Since then, I was able to travel to India and Nepal to visit my family and see Rinpoche into his retreat.

I have now returned home to the Kalapa Court in Halifax. I am doing well and growing bigger. I am doing lots of practice and also walking a lot. I will soon be joined by my mother and sister.

I am happy to say that Rinpoche just returned from his first six months of retreat. He has come back to be with me at home and to lead few key programs. He is very cheerful and radiant. So we are all doing well.

I have been hearing that many people in our community are practicing which is very wonderful and please continue to do so.

I just wanted to share with you all how I am doing since it feels like we are going through this together. I can feel all of your love and support very strongly.

Much love to all,

Sakyong Wangmo
Dechen Choying Sangmo

Bonus, an appropriate Buddhist talk via Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, my Buddhist teacher:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Sakyong + Sakyong Wangmo Baby Countdown. Video.”

  1. Ginny says:

    Can someone put the whole "royalty" thing into perspective for me. Is anyone else uncomfortable with it?

  2. Padma Kadag says:

    AAAhhh yes! we fought the American Revolution regarding such matters. Maybe why the rsidence is in Canada! hahaha

  3. There's a lot of info about such in the Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior book.

  4. expat says:


  5. landwight says:

    Yes there is, but king, queen mean something different within the Shambhala context…. I don't recall Trungpa Rinpoche or Diana Mukpo being publicly (outside of Shambhala context) being publicly referred to as Buddhist King and Queen. I have to agree with the other sentiments here… it's rather a turn off.