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Buddhist royalty picks Halifax again

July 29, 2010

Shambhala spiritual leader Sakyong Mipham
Rinpoche, left, and Sakyong Wangmo Khandro
Tseyang were married in a Tibetan Buddhist royal
wedding ceremony in Halifax in 2006.
JENNIFER TAPLIN
Metro News Halifax (Canada)
July 27, 2010

A royal birth will take place at the IWK Health Centre next month.

The King and Queen of Shambhala -- who were
married in Halifax in 2006 -- will have their first child some time in August.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and his queen, the
Sakyong Wangmo Khandro Tseyang, are the spiritual
leaders of thousands of Shambhala Buddhists

The couple’s personal physician, Mitchell Levy --
a professor at Brown University in Providence,
R.I., -- announced the couple’s plan to have
their baby at the IWK in a news release yesterday.

"The health centre’s outstanding reputation for
excellence and quality of care and patient safety
makes them feel this is the best environment for this happy event,” he said.

The royal couple met at an Indian monastery in
2005 and were married at the Cunard Centre in
Halifax June 10, 2006, in a ceremony called “Blossoming of the Sun.”

Their ancestor was the Tibetan King Gesar of
Ling, a hero in an epic story still told throughout Asia.

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