His Holiness the Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche, the 41st Head of Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism - Boston 2018 Program

His Holiness the Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche
His Holiness the Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche


One can receive the following empowerments and transmissions as blessing (there is no commitment).

Please purchase the tickets in advance to guarantee your seats. No ticket will be available for purchase once we reach the maximum hall capacity. Online ticket purchase will be available only until Tuesday, April 3rd, 6 PM EST. Afterward, the remaining tickets will be available at the door from Thursday, April 5th.


Sangha members are free to attend, but need to register by sending their contact information to sakyainstitute8@gmail.com.


Thursday, April 5th, 2018 and Friday, April 6th, 2018

4 pm: Doors open

6 - 10 pm: Yamantaka (Vajrabhairava) Empowerment རྡོར་རྗེ་འཇིགས་བྱེད་ཀྱི་དབང་ཆེན་ | 大威德金刚灌顶

The Yamantaka preliminary empowerment སྟ་གོན་ | 大威德金刚前行灌顶 is on Thursday and main empowerment དངོས་གཞི་ | 大威德金刚正行灌顶 is on Friday.

Price: $175


Saturday, April 7th, 2018

9 am: Doors open

10 am - 12 pm: Medicine Buddha Empowerment for healing སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷའི་རྗེས་གནང་ | 恢复健康的药师如来灌顶

Price: $45


1 pm: Doors open

2 pm - 6 pm: Green Tara Empowerment for enlightenment རྗེ་བཙུན་སྒྲོལ་མ་ལྗང་གུའི་རྗེས་གནང་ | 加持开悟的绿度母灌顶 and Golden Tara Empowerment for wealth རྗེ་བཙུན་སྒྲོལ་མ་གསེར་མོའི་རྗེས་གནང་ | 加持财富的黄度母灌顶

Price: $55


Sunday, April 8th, 2018

9 am: Doors open

10 am - 12 pm: Long Life Empowerment ཚེ་དབང་ | 长寿佛灌顶

Price: $45


1 pm: Doors open

2 pm - 6 pm: Vajrayogini Changchog Ceremony to purify the negativities of the deceased to achieve higher rebirth and liberation རྗེ་བརྩུན་རྡོར་རྗེ་རྣལ་སྦྱོར་མའི་གཤིན་པོ་རྗེས་འཛིན་གྱི་བྱང་ཆོག་ | 金刚瑜伽母超度仪式

Price: $45

For Changchog, please fill out this Changchog Dedication Form and make donation online using PayPal or credit card by clicking the button below.

Monday, April 9th, 2018

2 pm - 6 pm: Vajrayogini Empowerment རྡོར་རྗེ་རྣལ་སྦྱོར་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་ | 金刚瑜伽母灌顶

Price: $90

This session is not open to public. You may attend this session if you have received any Anutara Yoga Tantra Empowerment, such as Sri Chakrasamvara, Hevajra, Kalachakra, Guhyasamaja, and Yamantaka (Thursday and Friday sessions). 


Boxborough Regency Hotel & Conference Center

242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719


For room reservation, please visit the hotel website or call the hotel.


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: you may call for a taxi or app ride, or call the Boxborough Regency front desk at +1-978-263-8701 and ask if there is any available transportation service at particular time.


Over 800 complimentary parking spaces are available at the hotel.


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Acknowledgement & Sponsors


Harvard Buddhist Chaplaincy

Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies


Legal Representation

Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston


Boxborough Regency Hotel & Conference Center


Reserved VIP sittings are provided for sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email sakyainstitute8@gmail.com.

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


Please check the following calendar for updated class schedules: Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies Calendar. If you are planning to attend the classes, please register by email to sakyainstitute8@gmail.com. Meditation and Tara Puja on Sundays are open to the public and registration is not required.



Lama Migmar Tseten

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

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", "Awakening to the Noble Truth Curriculum",  ​"Wisdom Gone Beyond", "Wisdom Gone Beyond Curriculum", "The Play of Mahamudra", ​"The Tibetan Book of Awakening", "Treasures of the Sakya Lineage", "Visions", ​"Arya Tara Practice Manual", and ​"Yoga, Mindfulness & Mantra for Peaceful Living and Dying". More information about Lama Migmar's publications can be found at Mangalamkosha Publications. Lama Migmar has also established Mangalam Studio in 2013 to share spiritual arts, teachings, and practices via podcasts, videos, practice texts, and other types media to the public for free. In 2017, Lama Migmar established Mangalam Online Course to provide systematic Dharma studies and practices available around the globe. 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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