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Important News about Ashoka Mukpo

AshokaAs many of you know, Ashoka Mukpo has been engaged with human rights work in West Africa for the last several years. When the Ebola outbreak occurred he felt compelled to return to Liberia to help shed light on how the crisis was being handled socially and politically. Having lived there for the last several years, Ashoka was well aware of the risks but felt strongly about trying to help provide honest perspective from the ground level. We recently learned that Ashoka has contracted the Ebola virus.

Ashoka is being evacuated to the USA where he will receive the best possible treatment. The doctors are highly optimistic about his prognosis. We will update the Shambhala community as more is learned. Please hold Ashoka in your thoughts and practice.

Click here to watch an Interview with Diana Mukpo and Mitchell Levy on the NBC’s Today show.

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31 responses to “ Important News about Ashoka Mukpo ”
  1. Nancy Locke
    Oct 8, 2014
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    Hello Ashoka,Remember your turtle, named Freddie? The love you had for that turtle and the people you helped; will heal you! Blessings,Namaste! Nancy Locke

  2. Paula Mosman
    Oct 7, 2014
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    Ashoka, Thank you for your great generous heart and bright mind in making this effort to tell the human story instead of just the sensational one. All our hearts are with you in your journey back to health and with all the family.

  3. Teri Burton
    Oct 6, 2014
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    Brave, fearless Ashoka, stay strong and positive. Love to you and your family.

  4. http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/episode/2014/10/06/monday-iraq-combat—fowler-postmedia-buys-sun-media-mail-delivery-service-and-more/

    CBC Radio’s “As It Happens” talks with David Mukpo.

    “Today, Ashoka Mukpo has returned to the United States as a patient. Mr. Mukpo was working for NBC covering the Ebola outbreak when he contracted the virus himself. His brother, David, tells us about his condition.”

  5. Vickie Schafer
    Oct 6, 2014
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    Let the healing begin. Try to relax a little. Many ppeople are in this present time with you. You are not alone.

  6. Ligia Brock
    Oct 6, 2014
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    Ashoka and family in my heart and practice ! Send them my love and blessings ! And all the best wishes from our Shambhala Meditation Group in Porto Alegre , Brazil .

  7. Janet Lyons
    Oct 6, 2014
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    Keeping you in my heart and practice

  8. Sherry Trethewey Caldwell
    Oct 6, 2014
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    Ashoka, brave Shambhalian and Bodhisatva, sending my basic goodness into the air for you…Thank-you for demonstrating compassion and the basic goodness inherent in each of us and in society.

  9. Dick Ollar
    Oct 5, 2014
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    May he be happy. May he be well. May he be safe.

  10. Nyinge Chodon
    Oct 5, 2014
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    Yasher Koach Ashoka .. I wish you a full recovery and all respect to your family and friends

  11. Greetings Lord Ashoka

    Thank you for your personal example of how to be brave in the face of the terrible tragedy that the Ebola Virus
    has inflicted upon the people of the world.
    Please know that you, your family, and those that are suffering are being held tenderly in our hearts.
    May we all follow your example of compassionate action.
    With fond affection and appreciation.
    KiKi SoSo
    Bob Cox

  12. Mabinti Dennis
    Oct 4, 2014
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    Ashoka, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the brave out of the four wall of the Shambhala center to help the people of West Africa. I am inspired by your bravery and commitment to helping others especially those who are in need during the Ebola outbreak. I am sending you love, I will keep you in my practise, and you are a true bodhisattva. I wish you a speedy recovery. Greeting and salutations to your family during this time.
    Mabinti

  13. Kerry Crofton and family
    Oct 4, 2014
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    To Mitchell and Diana – everyone who has met your amazing son Ashoka has a sense of the depth of his commitment to caring for others.

    Please know that the Shambhala community around the world is sending him – and both of you and your family – our love and blessings.

  14. Hannah Kinderlehrer
    Oct 3, 2014
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    Brave, sweet Ashoka- sending you so much love and holding you in my heart and practice fiercely!

  15. We are astounded by your fearlessness, Ashoka, and are inspired by your commitment to making sure more of this situation is known by a wider world. Be assured that we are keeping you, your family, and others affected by this virus in our minds and hearts, Ashoka.

  16. Miles Parker
    Oct 3, 2014
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    Ashoka — Thinking of spending a good part of the summer with you downtown at SMC. Sharing smokes and laughs, your warmth and irreverence. Ebola seemed so distant and abstract, now it feels very real. I know how much you wanted us to see that reality. You and your family are in our hearts.

  17. Ethan Neville
    Oct 3, 2014
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    Ashoka stay strong. Our hearts and love are with you. May your Mukpo warrior-ship get this Ebolas ass. You are brave to be on the front lines of this horror. Your humanity is a deep reminder and inspiration. peace yours in Halifax.

  18. Judith Smith
    Oct 3, 2014
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    Ashoka, magnificent bodhisattva and complete Mukpo warrior, sending you love and prayers for total recovery.

  19. Elaine Yuen
    Oct 3, 2014
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    Thank you Ashoka for your in incredible bravery – and tonglen and prayers for you, Lady Diana, Acharya Levy, and your family. You have reminded us of the fragile relationship we have with each other and our world, which at this time is rife with plague, famine and war.

  20. Linda Mockeridge
    Oct 3, 2014
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    To Ashoka and the Mukpo family. You are in my thoughts and my practice. Sending healing hugs.

  21. Paula Bickford
    Oct 3, 2014
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    Dear Ashoka and family. We love you and appreciate your bravery and dedication. Our healing prayers go to you and your family.

  22. Marita McLaughlin
    Oct 3, 2014
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    May our practice, prayers, the lineage, and all the dralas rain blessings upon Ashoka and his family. Below is a link to the NBC article and interview with Lady Diana and Acharya Mitchell Levy.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/nbcs-dr-nancy-snyderman-we-present-zero-minimal-risk-n217311

  23. In our home, we will be holding Ashoka close in our practice and contemplating the incredible, tender bravery it took to place himself so squarely in harm’s way to help with no option but to confront this deadly virus. I hope Shambhala centers around the world will consider hosting special practices for him and all those impacted and yet-to-be-impacted by this virus.

  24. Adama kamara
    Oct 3, 2014
    Reply

    Ashoka Mukpo is my brother from difference mother,just got the news ,brother may God guild you ,
    This is an encouraging word for you my brother get well soon
    Psalm 30:2
    O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
    Psalm 41:2-3
    The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes. The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
    My sister Helen Finlay done worry God is in control ,I love you guys both.

  25. Rita Ashworth
    Oct 3, 2014
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    O my god….I love Ashoka Mukpo…please everyone do every practice imaginable to help him in his hour of need….love and best wishes to you ALL Rita Ashworth

  26. Sala Sweet
    Oct 3, 2014
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    I too live and work in West Africa half of each year and am in Ghana now. Ebola is devastating and at the same time the resilience of the African people is beyond description.

    I will hold Ashoka in my thoughts and practice. I hope for his recovery and that he will
    share his insights with us.

  27. Sherab Gyatso
    Oct 3, 2014
    Reply

    Thinking of you, Whitey Tulku! Hope you pull through.

  28. Ashoka, you have been in my thoughts constantly as well as in my heart. So, now I practice hard for your speedy recovery.
    Love

  29. We love you Ashoka! We are all thinking of you and know you will recover from this.

  30. Travis May
    Oct 2, 2014
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    So sad to hear this. Hoping for a speedy recovery. All the best, Ashoka.

  31. Helen Effron
    Oct 2, 2014
    Reply

    He is a bodhisattva to have placed himself
    at such risk for the benefit of others.
    My best wishes and heartfelt prayers for a speedy and complete recovery
    are with him and his family.


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