- Sarah Lipton has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for fifteen years. Currently the Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief, she has a degree from Naropa University entitled Embodied Systems. After living in Nepal for a year, Sarah spent four years helping to run the Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, followed by two years living at Karme Choling. Besides working in her garden and quilting, Sarah is writing a book called The Presence Point, mentoring leaders and leading workshops on embodiment and creative process. She lives with her husband Scott and their new baby in a little farmhouse in the woods of northern Vermont.