Shri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Empowerment from Ghantapada Tradition

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.
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.

Everyone is welcome to attend the first day of the event on April 11th.

The Shri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Empowerment from Ghantapada tradition on April 12th is an exceptionally rare empowerment for His Holiness to grant; it will be only the second time in His life that His Holiness has bestowed the empowerment. This Body Mandala Empowerment is open only to those who have previously received the Outer Empowerment from Ghantapada tradition. 

Monks and Nuns are welcome to attend this event for free. Please email your name to

Tickets will be available at the door.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

9 AM

Doors open


10 AM

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


2 PM

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 & Changchog Form.

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 Form & Changchog Form to, and make the donation as described in the forms. We will do the prayers.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

1 PM

Doors open


2 PM – 6 PM

Shri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Empowerment



We are very excited and honored to announce that His Holiness Sakya Trizin has assented to bestow the oral transmission of the Chakrasamvara Root Tantra at the request of Khenpo Migmar Tseten and the Sakya Institute for the benefit and blessings of all Chakrasamvara and Vajrayoginī practitioners.


There exists a very special lineage of the practice and explanation of the Chakrasamvara tantra held called “The Ultimate Secret”. The Ultimate Secret is the special oral instructions on the Chakrasamvara system which comes from Mahāsiddha Naropa and was only passed onto his Nepalese disciple, Abhayakīrti of modern day Pharping (Phaimting), Nepal, whose Vajrayoginī temple still exists today.


Guru Abhayakīrti in turn transmitted the Root Tantra to Mal Lotsawa Lodo Dragpa seventy-three times. Each time it was transmitted, Mal Lotsawa offered a ganacakra. Guru Abhayakīrti also directly gave Mal Lotsawa the transmissions for the Ultimate Secret system, including the three main traditions of Chakrasamvara, Luipa, Ghantapāda and Krishnacarya, as well as the transmission for Naropa’s Khechari. Mal Lotsawa also translated the root tantra with the Nepalese master, Sumatikirti.


Towards the end of Mal Lotsawa’s life, he met Sachen Kungpa Nyingpo to whom he granted all his teachings, including the eight deity Mahākala that is the main protector practice of the Sakyapa school. Thus Sachen became the main heir of the Ultimate Secret system.


Sachen Kunga Nyingpo in turn wrote three texts on the Chakrasamvara Root Tantra from the point of view of the Ultimate Secret system: an outline, a selection of difficult points and a word by word commentary on the entire text. He also passed on all the teachings of the Ultimate Secret system to his sons and lineage holders, Loppon Rinpoche and Jetsun Rinpoche.



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.




Public Transportation

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.



Hotel rooms at Holiday Inn Boxborough are full. Please make a reservation at International Hotel in Bolton, MA ( Guests can call 978-779-3120 and they will honor the rate of $119.00 plus tax for guests attending this event.



Over 800 complimentary parking spaces are available at the hotel. Parking area is patrolled overnight.



Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Please use the following link to purchase the tickets.



Harvard Buddhist Chaplaincy

Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies


Shambala Center, Boston

Reserved VIP sittings are provided for sponsors.

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

Due to our contract with the hotel, we can only sell merchandise from our organizers and cannot sell merchandise from outside.






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假日旅館會議中心(Holiday Inn Convention Center)

242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA  01719 (495號州際公路28出口)- 提供地圖如下








從波士頓(Boston)和劍橋(Cambridge)到南阿克頓(South Acton):(1)乘地鐵到波特廣場站(Porter Sq. Station)。(2)乘火車-菲奇堡/南阿克頓線(Fitchburg/South Acton Line),往菲奇堡(Fitchburg),在南阿克頓站(South Acton Station)下車。

從南阿克頓(South Acton)到會場:有免費接駁車為住在假日旅館的與會者服務。請撥 +1-978-263-8701 與假日旅館服務台聯絡。或者,你可以打電話叫計程車。




引用團體代碼 SAC,請瀏覽以下網仁波切:預定網站

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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. He is one of the lead faculties at Kripalu in Berkshire, MA. Lama Migmar is also a visiting teacher at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas and The Art of Living Retreat Center.

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