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
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 email@example.com
Tickets will be available at the door.
Saturday, 11 April 2015
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
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Sunday, 12 April 2015
2 PM – 6 PM
Shri Chakrasamvara Body Mandala Empowerment
ORAL TRANSMISSION OF THE CHAKRASAMVARA ROOT TANTRA (LAGHUSAMVARA)
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.
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 (http://theinternational.com/). 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.
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Due to our contract with the hotel, we can only sell merchandise from our organizers and cannot sell merchandise from outside.
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。
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