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Celebration of New Court in Boulder
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Photo by Michael Wood.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Photo by Michael Wood.

More than one hundred Shambhalians gathered on Sunday, May 1 to celebrate the Sakyong’s new court in Boulder. The new court was purchased earlier in the year to accommodate the Sakyong’s growing family and to serve as his seat in the region. There was an atmosphere of good cheer as guests arrived, many for their first visit. Proceeding through an elegant entrance, one steps into a living area that combines the grandeur of a high ceiling and mountain view with the earthiness of Colorado construction, wood beams and all.

To mark this auspicious occasion, Alex and Carol Halpern presented a Mukpo family treasure to the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo. Decades ago, they purchased a seventy-pound silver bar marked with the Trungpa seal that had been among Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s belongings at the Boulder court. The Halperns had intended all along to preserve it in the Mukpo family, and the occasion of establishing the new court, following the birth of Jetsun Drukmo, felt to them like the perfect moment to pass on this family treasure.

The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo greeted individually each of the guests, who had generously offered monthly support toward the new court.

Khandro Tseyang with Jetsun Drukmo on her lap. Photo by Michael Wood.

Community gathers to celebrate the new Court. Photo by Julie DuBose.

Jetsun Drukmo watching the gathering from her mother’s lap. Photo by Michael Wood.

Shastri Samten Kobelt and friends enjoying the party. Photo by Michael Wood.

Sol Halpern served as MC for the celebration. Photo by Michael Wood.

The Halpern clan presents the Sakyong with a family treasure. Photo by Michael Wood.

The Sakyong expresses his appreciation to Alex Halpern. Photo by Michael Wood.

Sol with Ulrike Halpern, Boulder Shambhala Center Director. Photo by Julie DuBose.

Sakyong addresses the assembled guests. Photo by Michael Wood.

Khandro Tseyang at home in the new Court. Photo by Michael Wood.

Fay Elliott speaks with Cynthia Moku. Photo by Michael Wood.

The Sakyong greets Suter DuBose and Rose Sposito. Photo by Michael Wood.

Khandro Tseyang greets Nancy and Emma Hessey. Photo by Julie DuBose.

Guests enjoying the view at the new Court in Boulder. Photo by Julie DuBose.

Alex and Carol Halpern relax on the stairs with Acharya Christie Cashman and Steve Vosper.
Photo by Julie DuBose.


Much appreciation to Michael Wood and Julie DuBose for sharing their photos of this event.

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1 response to “ Celebration of New Court in Boulder ”
  1. Kristine McCutcheon
    May 12, 2011
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    Oh – It looks wonderful. Does anyone have any exterior pictures of the court? Thank you


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