August 1, 2010

Sakyong + Sakyong Wangmo Baby Countdown. Video.

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:

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