Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies

Shri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Empowerment

with His Holiness the Sakya Trizin,

the 41st Lineage Holder of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism

Front row: His Holiness the Sakya Trizin is seated to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s right. Dharamsala, India.

One can take all empowerments for blessings. There is no commitment.

Requirement for Shri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Empowerment: one must have previously received two-day Shri Chakrasamvara Empowerment according to Gandapada tradition.

Doors open

Shri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Empowerment

Holiday Inn Convention Center

242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719 (I-495 Exit 28) - Map is provided below

Please use the following map to find the direction from your place to the venue.

Doors open

Long and Good Life Empowerment of Amitayus, Tara, and Ushnisha Vijaya

Teaching on Peaceful Death and Dying

Phowa to Transfer Consciousness to Pureland

Changchog Ceremony to Purify Karma

Please fill out the following forms: Amitabha Phowa Form.pdf & Changchog Form.pdf.

Donations can be made using either the PayPal button below or check as described in the forms.

If you use the PayPal button, please fill out your name and type in Amitabha Phowa, Changchog, or both so that we know who made the donation for which practice.

If you cannot attend the event, you can send the Amitabha Phowa & Changchog forms to, and make the donation as described in the forms. We will do the prayers.

Saturday, 11 April 2015                   

9 AM


10 AM                    

2 PM                       


Sunday, 12 April 2015                   

1 PM                               

2 PM - 6 PM



Founder and Teacher - Lama Migmar Tseten

Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies was founded by Lama Migmar in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1990 with the patronage of His Holiness Sakya Trizin.

Lama Migmar has been serving Harvard-wide student, faculties, and staff as a Buddhist Chaplain since 1997. He received both a traditional and a contemporary education in India. He graduated with an Acharya degree in 1979 from Tibetan Institute of Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India, and with first position every nine years among four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He was awarded a medal for academic excellence by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He was also recognized as Khenpo for his scholarship and service to the Dharma by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin.

Lama Migmar served as the head of Sakya Center in Rajpur, India, and the Sakya Monastery in Puruwalla, India, from 1981 to 1989, taking care of the well being of several hundred monastic residents. During this time he reintroduced the original form of the geshe educational system of Tibet, with degrees from kazhipa up to the rabjampa degree, with a curriculum that included all of the eighteen major texts, which are known as the Dragchen Chogyed.

Lama Migmar has supervised the editing and publication of over 50 rare volumes of Sakya literature including the 31 volumes of Sakya Lamdre and the rare Golden Manuscripts of the Five Founding Masters of Sakya. Lama Migmar has also authored and published many books covering various subjects from Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions, including, "Awakening to the Noble Truth", "Wisdom Gone Beyond", "The Play of Mahamudra", "The Tibetan Book of Awakening", "Treasures of the Sakya Lineage", and "Visions". More information about Lama Migmar's publications can be found at Mangalamkosha Publications. Lama Migmar also established Mangalam Studio to share spiritual arts, teachings, and practices via podcasts, videos, practice texts, and other types media to the public for free. He has been leading many retreats at Buddhist centers throughout North America and Europe.

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From Boston & Cambridge to South Acton: 1) take the subway to Porter Sq station, 2) take the commuter rail - Fitchburg/South Acton line towards Fitchburg and stop at South Acton station

From South Acton to the venue: there is a complementary service for attendees staying at the Holiday Inn. Please call the Holiday Inn front desk at +1-978-263-8701. Alternatively, you may call for a taxi.

Referencing group code SAC, please visit the following website: reservation website.

Reservation can also be made by phone: 1-800-Holiday and refer to the group code SAC.

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