Hevajra Empowerment and Vajrayogini Initiation

Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling is pleased to announce that Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding Rinpoche will be giving the Hevajra empowerment and the Vajrayogini initiation and seven day teachings from 24 August to 2 September 2012.

Vajrayogini, a deity of the highest yoga tantra, has enabled many yogins to attain swift realisation. The program is meant for serious practitioners who are committed to its practice (see commitments section). It is a precious opportunity for those who seek to engage in the practice of Vajrayogini from an authentic master.

In accordance with the tradition, only 25 new initiates will be accepted for the Hevajra empowerment and Vajrayogini initiation. Pre-registration is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.


Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling
9471 Beckwith Road
Richmond, B.C.
V6X 1 V8


Hevajra 2-day major empowerment

24 August 2012 (Fri):7pm
25 August 2012 (Sat): 2pm

Vajrayogini initiation

26 August 2012 (Sun): 2pm

Vajrayogini 7-day teachings

27 to 31 August 2012 (Mon-Fri): 7-9pm
1 to 2 September 2012 (Sat-Sun): 2-5pm


Hevajra, also of the highest yoga Tantra, is a main deity practised by Sakya practitioners. It is a two day empowerment, with the first day as the preparatory empowerment and the second day as the main empowerment. Attendees must attend both days of the empowerment in order to receive the complete transmission. It is often given prior to the Vajrayogini initiation to satisfy the pre-requisite for receiving the Vajrayogini initiation. It can also be received by those who are interested in the Hevajra practice and be practised on its own.

In order to receive the Vajrayogini initiation, one must have received a major empowerment such as the Hevajra 2-day empowerment or Chakrasamvara empowerment of the Sakya tradition as a pre-requisite.

One must receive the Vajrayogini initiation in order to receive the seven-day teachings.


Those who receive only the Vajrayogini initiation must promise to do the Vajrayogini short sadhana daily

Those who receive the Vajrayogini body mandala transmission (during the 7 day teaching) must commit to do the Vajrayogini sadhana daily and the traditional three month basic retreat.

Those who receive the Vajrayogini beyond thought meditation transmission (during the 7 day teaching) must commit to do the Vajrayogini sadhana daily as well as a retreat to complete 3.7 million of the Vajrayogini mantra recitation.


This program has been fully subscribed and registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.


Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling
5231 Maple Road,
Richmond, B.C.
V7E 1G2

i People who have received the Sakya Hevajra or Vajrayogini empowerments are not counted as part of the 25 new initiates and may attend the empowerment to renew their samayas.

ii "For members, please send in your registration via mail or email sakyatsechenthubtenling@shaw.ca for online payment information. To become a member, please send an email to sakyatsechenthubtenling@shaw.ca for further information. Membership is $35 a year, subject to acceptance by the society." ______________________.