Special Event

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His Holiness Sakya Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche, reputed to be the emanation of Manjushri and Virupa, is one of the most accomplished lineage holders respected by all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. We are profoundly fortunate to receive this major empowerment (wangchen) from His Holiness as this special yidam is one of his main practices.

There are many Tara teachings in Vajrayana, and this Chime Phagma Nyingtik is one of the most treasured Arya Tara teachings. It is connected to the three most important Vidyadharas of maha-ati or Dzogchen—Vimalamitra, Shri Singha and Guru Padmasambhava. Arya Tara is generally considered to be a deity of protection and white Arya Tara in particular is also associated with longevity.

-Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche


Jack Poole Hall, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British Columbia


Day 1 – 20 July 2019

Admission: 1:00PM – 1:50PM

Empowerment: 2:00PM-5:00PM

Day 2 – 21 July 2019

Admission: 1:00PM – 1:50PM

Empowerment: 2:00PM-6:00PM

*Door closes when empowerment starts. Please arrive on time.

**This is a 2-day empowerment. You must attend both days; you have to attend Day 1 in order to attend Day 2.


Tickets are available only via Eventbrite. Only online registration is available. There will be no onsite registration.

Sponsor categories tickets: Sponsors will have priority seats, a reserved section near the front as the society’s way of acknowledging their contribution.

General admission:

Early bird registration before 30 April 2019: $200.

1 May 2019 onwards: $250.

Family tickets: available 15 March 2019 onwards*

Early bird registration before 30 April 2019: $300

1 May 2019 onwards: $400

*Limited number of tickets available. For members of the same family staying at the same address — 2 adults maximum plus 2 children of the same family below the age of 18. Write to sakyavancouver@shaw.ca to apply, giving names of all needing tickets, with age the children if applicable. You will be provided with payment instructions upon verification and approval of your request. Family class tickets are not transferable.

The suggested donations above are eligible for Canadian tax receipts. All Canadian tax payers who need Canadian tax receipts must write to sakyavancouver@shaw.ca to request, providing your full name and address.

Monastics: Tickets for monastics are only for ordained monks or nuns and not for lay attendees. Please contact STTL at sakyavancouver@shaw.ca to apply for the free tickets,

Volunteer: A limited number of volunteer tickets are available for the event. Please contact the society for details prior to 30th April 2019 if you wish to volunteer.


Chinese translation will be provided via FM radio transmission. Please bring an FM radio with headphones for listening to the translation.



Many public transport alternatives available. Check the UBC website for information.

Paid parking closest to Robert H. Alumni Centre at:

Health Science Parkade, 2250 Health Sciences Mall V6T 1Z3,

North Parkade, 6115 Student Union Boulevard V6T 1Z1


For students coming from other cities, the UBC Conference Centre offers a range of accommodation from hostels to hotels. Check out their website .