Summer 2010: The Mukpo Family
In addition to the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo, we thought you would like some news about other members of the Mukpo family.
The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo, The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo, is in good health and her riding career is flourishing. She has been competing successfully throughout the year at the Grand Prix (Olympic) level in international competition on her horse, Pascal, for whom she has high aspirations. She is head trainer at Cutler Farm in Massachusetts and is in the process of establishing Cutler and Windhorse Dressage Academy as the premier dressage educational facility in the northeastern United States. To view her performance at the Florida Dressage Grand Prix, set to the Shambhala Anthem, please visit: <LIVE LINK to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJMscMPYo44
She recently reinvigorated her commitment to teaching in the Shambhala lineage, leading Golden Key weekends in several centres. Together with the Lamen Kyi Khyap, Dr Mitchell Levy, she will lead Warriors Assembly at Shambhala Mountain Center this summer. The Sakyong has arranged for her to receive a private lung for Profound, his commentary on the Shambhala terma, in Vermont in early fall.
The Lamen Kyi Khyap, Dr Mitchell Levy, is currently Professor of Medicine at Brown University and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Brown School of Medicine, Rhode Island. He is the Kasung Acharya and serves on the Council of the Makkyi Rabjam, continues to devote his attention to the leadership of Sun Camp and is a member of the Kalapa Council, representing the Mukpo Family and continuity in the governance of the mandala.
Tagtrug Mukpo (“Taggie”) continues to be cared for by his Shared Living Provider, Erin Christie who now refers to him as “Tenga Rinpoche” since this is how Tagtrug has recently been introducing himself. With his new care arrangements, supported by the Tagtrug Mukpo Trust, he has continued to impress people with his presence. He has recently moved out of Bhumi Pali Bhavan adjacent to Karmê Chöling since the aging house needs to be cleaned to remove an accumulation of mold. He and Erin have been generously housed by sangha members and the care team is investigating new options. For photos, updates on his most recent visit to New York, and other details, please visit the trust website: www.shambhalatrust.org
Gesar Mukpo is living in Halifax, and just completed his first film, Tulku, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. It received critical acclaim and was broadcast on the Canadian national television network CBC. He has now received a modest grant to begin work on a second film. For a trailer, please click . He will be representing the Sakyong and the Mukpo family during the US visit of Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in August this year.
Chandali Mukpo will be marrying Eric Wilson at Karmê Chöling on 26 June. The preceptor will be Lady Diana Mukpo. The couple’s daughter, Dechen Isabella is now six months’ old and thriving.
Ashoka Mukpo recently returned from a six-month tour of India which included a personal audience with His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa. This summer he will attend the Scorpion Seal Assembly led by the Sakyong and will start graduate studies in international affairs at Columbia University, New York, in the fall.
David Mukpo is completing his business studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
From: The Kalapa Council