Mitchell M. Levy, M.D.
Dr. Mitchell Levy has been a student of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam
Trungpa, Rinpoche since 1971 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
In 1978 he was appointed personal physician, Lamen, to Trungpa Rinpoche
and served in that capacity until the Vidyadara’s death in 1987. Dr.
Levy received Vajrayogini abhisheka in 1979 and Chakramsavara abhisheka
Dr. Levy was for ten years the Executive Director of Amara Association
of Health Care Professionals, in Boulder Colorado. He was integral to the
development of the Dorje Kasung: holding the rank of Lamen Kyi-Khyap, being
a member of the first Council of the Makkyi Rabjam, and personally serving
the Vidyadhara on the road for fifteen years. For many years Dr. Levy has
taught at Seminaries and has worked extensively with young people. He was
instrumental in establishing Sun Camps and responsible for creating both
the Rites of Passage for eight-year-olds and the Rites of Warriorship for
Dr Levy is married to Lady Diana Mukpo and resides in Providence Rhode
Island where he is a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine. His areas
of interest and research include end-of-life care, combining professional
and spiritual practice, and the central role of form, tradition and devotion.
He has traveled widely throughout the world, including Tibet, and was instrumental
in establishing the Konchok Foundation.
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