The Just King: Mipham's Treatise on Ethical Governance with Jose Cabezon

June 4, 2017  |  Shambhala Publications, Boulder, Co

Shambhala Publications Book Launch: The Just King

By Jamgön Mipham, Translated by José Ignacio Cabezón

The Buddhist luminary Jamgön Mipham wrote a letter on leadership to the king of Dergé, whose small kingdom straddled China and Tibet during a particularly turbulent period. This work stresses compassion, impartiality, self-control, and virtue as essential for long-lasting success—whether as a leader or an individual trying to live a meaningful life. Both present-day leaders and those they lead will find this classic work, finally available in English, profoundly illuminating on political, societal, and personal levels.

Come celebrate the launch of José Cabezón’s new book, The Just King at the Shambhala Publications event space in Boulder. Join us for some complimentary refreshments, snacks, and a discussion with Professor Cabezón on ethical leadership according to the great Tibetan luminary Jamgön Mipham.

“I am grateful and delighted to know that Professor Cabe-zón has devoted his scholarly erudition to this project and has translated this work so masterfully. Tossing flowers of praise, I rejoice and offer prayers for a wise and compas-sionate world.”—Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

“Written more than a century ago for a prince in eastern Tibet, Mipham’s great didactic poem on the principles of royal ethics, The Just King, is stunning-ly relevant to our own era. José Cabezón’s typically lucid and learned transla-tion is a pleasure to read and brings Mipham’s insights alive for the modern reader. If every president, CEO, or indeed anyone in a position of authority, took seriously the sage counsel of The Just King, the world would be a far better place for it: more just, more peaceful, more harmonious.”—Roger Jackson, Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies and Religion, Carleton College

When: June 4, 6pm

Where: Shambhala Publications event space and book store, 4720 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80301


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