Heal illness, cut through destructive emotions, and release negative energies with the ancient Buddhist ritual known as Healing Chöd. This ritual is commonly revered for its power to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. Best of all, there are no elaborate techniques to learn: simply lie down, rest, and receive the healing.
In this program, Lama Migmar Tseten will guide you step-by-step through an immersive and gentle experience of the Dakini’s Heart-Essence Chöd. Based on the female Buddha Vajrayogini, the practice originated with the tenth century Indian yogi Mahasiddha Naropa and has been used continuously to unblock any obstacle to complete well-being.
The Healing Chöd ritual consists of:
- Music, prayers, and mantras in the sacred sounds of Sanskrit and Tibetan
- Transformative mudras and offerings
- Guided and group meditation
- Gifted empowerments that further increase healing blessings.
All are welcome—Healing Chöd is suitable for everyone, including those with chronic or mild illnesses. No knowledge, established practice, or prior experience of Buddhism is necessary.
Lama Migmar Tseten
Tibetan Buddhist chaplain, teacher, author
As a Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain for more than twenty years, Lama Migmar Tseten has served faculty and staff on campus as well as at the Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies which he founded in 1990 with the patronage of the Sakya Trichen.
He received both a traditional and a contemporary education in India, graduating with an Acharya degree in 1979 from the Tibetan Institute of Sanskrit University. Awarded a medal for academic excellence by the Dalai Lama, he was also recognized as Khenpo for his scholarship and service to the dharma by the Sakya Trizin.
Lama Migmar Tseten has supervised the editing and publication of more than 50 rare volumes of Sakya literature including the 31 volumes of Sakya Lamdre and the rare Golden Manuscripts of the Five Founding Masters. He is the author of many books on subjects from Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions, including Awakening to the Noble Truth, The Wisdom Gone Beyond, The Tibetan Book of Awakening, Treasures of the Sakya Lineage, and Yoga, Mindfulness and Mantra for Peaceful Living and Dying.
Lama Migmar Tseten established Mangalam Studio to share free spiritual arts, teachings, and practices publicly via digital media, including the Mangalam Online Course, providing dharma studies and practices worldwide. He leads in-person retreats at Buddhist centers throughout North America and Europe.View Bio Page
Embrace an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic, unique, and unaltered cultural ritual within an ancient lineage of wisdom and tradition.
You would like to heal any inner discomfort or division that hasn't been treated by Western therapies in a safe, supportive, and holistic environment.
This gentle, passive, and comprehensive experience is wonderful for anyone who may have difficulty with other traditional yoga or meditation postures or poses.
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About 1440 Multiversity
Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.
You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.
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Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.
Per-person per-night rates include:
- nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
- daily meditation and yoga classes
- non-ticketed evening events
- use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.
Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.