Dr. Mitchell Levy has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche since 1971 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. In 1978 he was appointed personal physician, Lamen, to Trungpa Rinpoche and served in that capacity until the Vidyadara’s death in 1987.
Dr. Levy was for ten years the Executive Director of Amara Association of Health Care Professionals, in Boulder Colorado. Dr Levy is married to Lady Diana Mukpo and resides in Providence Rhode Island where he is a specialist in Intensive Care Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine. His areas of interest and research include end-of-life care, combining professional and spiritual practice, and the central role of form, tradition and devotion. He has traveled widely throughout the world, including Tibet, and was instrumental in establishing the Konchok Foundation.