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TA-CHAG-KHYUNG-SUM: Long Life Empowerment of Hayagriva, Vajrapani, & Garuda to overcome mental, emotional, & physical illness due to negative energy, pollution of environment & planetary system

Empowerment of Mahasiddha Virupa (founder of Hevajra, Lamdre Yantra Yoga, Pranayama, Akasha Rasayana Yoga, & Amritasiddhi system of eight yogas of yogini including Kundalini)

Amitabha Phowa Practice Transmission to transfer the consciousness to Pureland

Changchog: Rite to purify the karma of the deceased

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.

Holiday Inn Convention Center

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

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

Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies

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 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.

Additionally, Lama Migmar 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. He leads retreats at Buddhist centers throughout North America and Europe.

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Green Tara Empowerment & 21 Tara Praise Transmission to overcome fear & suffering

Empowerment of Mahasiddha Naropa (founder of VajraYogini & Six Yogas)

RIG-SUM-GONPO: Empowerment of Manjushri (for wisdom), Avalokiteshvara (for compassion), & Vajrapani (for power)

Empowerment of Mahasiddha Gorakshanath (founder of Hatha Yoga & Sadhana Methods)

Saturday, 13 July 2013                   






Two-Day Empowerments for Peace & Awakening

by 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.

© 2013 Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies. All rights reserved.

Sunday, 14 July 2013                   






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 SKA, please visit the following website:

If you would like to reserve by phone, call Martha +1-978-889-1716.

Ticket proceeds will be donated to monks and nuns in India.

Harvard Buddhist Chaplaincy

Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies

Sakya Center Chokhor Yangtse, Barre, MA


Sponsorhip opportunity is available. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email

Public transportation





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

Some tickets are available and can be purchased at the door during the event.