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Tara Puja at the Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies
The profound teachings on Tara are some of the most well loved and famous practices done by Vajrayana Buddhists. Tara is a female Buddha who represents all of the beautiful qualities of enlightenment, such as grace, wisdom, loving-kindness, and protection. The Sunday practice at the Sakya Institute of Buddhist Studies follows the manual by Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten, who has conducted these teachings of the famous Atisha lineage in an unbroken series of transmissions from great masters of Tibet. The first phase of practice involves 30 minutes of contemplative shamatha (concentration) meditation. Anyone can join us in silence and receive blessings. Following this, formal practice is conducted according to the teachings of the lineage, which includes recitation of the Twenty One Praises to Tara. All are welcome to join us on Sunday for meditation, healing, protection, and blessings from Tara. Formal initiation, empowerment and transmission is not required, but it is recommended that you seek these auspicious causes and conditions if you have continued interest in practicing the Twenty One Taras. Visitors may donate as much as they prefer, e.g., $5, $10. Visitors are recommended to bring Arya Tara Practice Manual by Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten.

Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies

59 Church St · Cambridge, ma

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Official meetup group for the Sakya Institute of Buddhist Studies.

Lama Migmar is the Buddhist chaplain for Harvard university and is among the foremost teachers and translators of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. Please visit this website ( for additional information.

The Sakya Institute has the mission of preserving and continuing the teachings and practices of the Sakya school.

Our weekly meet up is for the Tara puja in the lineage of Atisha, to be held every Sunday morning at 10 am. This profound vajrayana practice includes meditation and recitation of the Praise to Twenty One Taras according to the Atisha lineage as taught by Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten. All levels of practitioners are welcome to meditate or join along in this ancient practice that is conducted for the benefit of all beings.

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