via the Chronicle Herald,

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and his wife Sakyong Wangmo Khandro Tseyang had a baby girl this morning at 10:24 at the IWK Health Centre, according to a joint news release from the IWK and the president of Shambhala. The couple decided to come to Halifax to have the baby because it is their adopted home and the spiritual capital of the international Shambhala community. Rinpoche is the eldest son of Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala  Buddhism. His marriage to his Tibetan princess in Halifax in 2006 linked lineages for Buddhists around the world. The couple are holders of the hereditary Shambhala Buddhist lineage, which dates back more than 1,000 years to the Tibetan king, Gesar of Ling, according to the release. The new princess’s name is Drukmo Yeshe Sarasvati Ziji Mukpo, or Lady Dragon Wisdom, the release says. The family will perform traditional Tibetan rituals in a private ceremony at their home in Halifax. “The birth was cheerful, uplifted and free of complications. Both mother and child are healthy and resting well,” Dr. Mitchell Levy, personal physician to the royal family, said in the release. Dr. Levy is a professor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Congratulations to the Sakyong, the Sakyong Wangmo, and the Shambhala sangha!

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