Invoking the Mother Lineage

The Sakyong Wangmo and feminine principle

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The Sakyong Wangmo, or Earth Protector Lady, is the manifestation of feminine energy – gentleness and peace – that we all possess. Representing the accommodating quality of space, which is the wisdom of basic goodness, the Sakyong Wangmo is an example of how to be a warrior. In the words of the Druk Sakyong, “space is the mother principle, which safeguards against the development of ego’s impulse.”

The many-faceted role of the Sakyong Wangmo in Shambhala society includes cultivating peace and harmony through communication and through encouraging true sophistication and elegance. By radiating gentleness and warmth, the Sakyong Wangmo promotes enlightened leadership and uplifts our world by joining all of us in a celebration of basic goodness.

News about the Royal Baby

Jetsun Drukmo Yeshe Sarasvati Ziji Mukpo, with her parents, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo. She was born on 11 August, the first day of the Tibetan new moon, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Video of Jetsun Drukmo arriving
home at the Kalapa Court for the first time.

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Her Grace Wendy Friedman, on CTV's Breakfast Television
Friday Aug 13th 2010

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The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo have said particularly that they would like the Shambhala community to share this exciting time with them. You can visit the “Mukpo Baby News” page on the Shambhala Times for any news or updates:

Many sangha members and friends have been inquiring about how they might offer a gift. In order to make this simple, there is a baby registry on

HH Penor Rinpoche with the Sakyong and Khandro Tseyang.

From Khandro-la's Empowerment as the Sakyong Wangmo:

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Short film of the Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment

Edict of the Sakyong Wangmo (pdf) Acrobat icon

Formal biography of the Sakyong Wangmo from her empowerment. (pdf) Acrobat icon

Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum (pdf)

The Sakyong Wangmo's Charitiable Efforts

The Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang, has undertaken a variety of projects for the benefit of the Shambhala sangha and its extended community.

Monk Sponsorship

Khandro Tseyang's father, His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, has built and now operates Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India and Nepal, including the Rigon Tashi Choeling monastery in Pharping, Nepal - near Kathmandu - where The Sakyong stayed on retreat during Spring 2007.

There are currently over 185 monks residing and training at Rigon Tashi Choeling, and over half of them rely on sponsorship.

young monks studyingYoung monks at Rigon Tashi Choeling

Khandro Tseyang has been involved in care for the monks, and has written a letter to the Shambhala sangha, describing the importance and the benefits of sponsorship, to both sponsors and monks, as well as the role of sponsorship in preserving our shared lineages, including the lineage of King Gesar of Ling. (Rigon Tashi Choeling's shrine building contains the first Gesar temple built in Nepal, as well as shrines and statues of Gesar, Padmasambhava and Dorje Trolo.)

For a relatively small amount in Western currencies, you can sponsor a monk for an entire year. Sponsorship is coordinated through Ripa Ladrang, the foundation of His Eminence in the West.

Excerpts from Khandro Tseyang's Letter

Khandro Tseyang has written a letter to the Shambhala sangha about monk sponsorship. Here is an excerpt:

"My Dear Dharma Friends of Shambhala,

  I am writing to you concerning something that is close to my heart - that is, the well-being of the monks at Rigon Tashi Choeling, my father H.E. Terton Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche's monastery in Pharping, Nepal.

  ...The role of sponsor is an ancient one, going back to the time of the Buddha... It is a wonderful way to participate in the progress and journey of a young monastic practitioner."

Links for Monk Sponsorship