The introduction to the interview reads, rather engagingly:
If you were the reincarnation of a Tibetan warrior king, what would your life look like? Would you live alone, contemplating existence in a hidden monastery high on a mountain top? Would you be a figure like the Dalai Lama, with no family but for the millions who revere you around the world?
Perhaps you’d be a guy in Halifax, recently married, a terrific golfer, and a serious enough marathon runner that you’d finish the big race in Chicago, where the punishing heat killed a man and made thousands of others just stay home.
Meet Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche; athlete, author and teacher, and the leader of Shambhala, a network of Buddhist meditation centres around the world.