The Prajna Upadesa Foundation was established in 2009 to provide mind training teachings by accomplished masters to the general public, and to support to the progress of Vietnamese spiritual practitioners through translation and publication of classical Mahayana Nalanda texts for free distribution. Most Dharma teachings are also offered on donation basis, except for large events, in which ticket fee is used to help cover the expenses of holding the events.

We are an organization run by volunteers. None of our officers and members receives salary. 


To further the learning of the Dharma by providing free of charge translation and publication of classical texts from the ancient Nalanda masters.  

To bring the oral transmission of the Vajrayana tradition to the community of seekers and Buddhists by hosting Dharma teachings and retreats.

Most Dharma teachings are offered on donation basis except for large events, in which ticket fee is used to help cover the expenses of holding the events.

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Prajna Upadesa Foundation

Number of visits since August 14th, 2014

The Prajna Upadesa Foundation

is most honored to announce that

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will give a teaching on

Geshe Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses of Training of the Mind

and also confer Generation of Bodhicitta (The Enlightened Mind)

Text on the Eight Verses in English, Vietnamese and Tibetan will be provided.

Date:           Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Location:    The Citi Wang Theatre (SM), located at 270 Tremont Street, Boston

Time:           9:00 AM-3:00 PM

9.00 am - 9.30 am:    Silent Meditation
9.30 am - 11:30 am:  His Holiness’ teaching
11.30 am - 1.00 pm:  Lunch break
1.00 pm - 3.00 pm:    His Holiness’ teaching

To purchase a ticket, please visit

At this point, all complementary sangha tickets have been reserved for visiting Vietnamese monks and nuns from various Buddhist organizations nationwide and overseas.

We are very sorry to unable to accept further registrations regarding sangha seatings. We will contact you should space becomes available in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

SANGHA REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED. We are sorry that we cannot accept any further applications for sangha seating.


About His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He is also the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems. He was awarded the United States highest civilian honor, The Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 and in 2012 received The Templeton Prize which honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.

Note about the Price of the Event Tickets


We are making a sincere attempt to keep ticket prices moderate. However, the high costs of hosting such an event in a major urban area makes this a challenge. The Wang Theatre is a relatively small venue which reduces the number of tickets we can sell and the resulting income. About 10 % of the seats are reserved for ordained Buddhist sangha, the costs of which are completely sponsored by the event. As the Wang is a fully unionized theatre, we are required to use their staff at the venue rather than volunteers. Additional costs including security for both morning and afternoon entry to the theatre, transportation, lodging and printing of texts incrementally add on costs.


Our goal is that the income received from the ticket sales covers all the costs of the event with only a slight excess in case we underestimate the costs.If there are any surplus funds, they will be donated to the service of the Dharma under the guidance of the Office of Tibet. The event is not a fundraiser for any organization nor do any of the event staff receive any financial compensation for their work – they are offering their time voluntarily.


We sincerely apologize if the ticket price prevents you from attending and suggest you consider purchasing tickets for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s public talk at TD Garden on November 1


By Public Transportation 

The most convenient MBTA stops to the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre and the Shubert Theatre are the Orange Line/Tufts Medical Center stop and the Green Line/Boylston Street stop. Both are located one block away from the theatres. The Red Line/Park Street stop is five blocks north of the theatres on Tremont Street.



There are several parking lots located near the theatres: 

  1. The Tufts Medical Center Garage adjacent to the Wang Theatre 

  2. Theatre District Parking adjacent to the Shubert Theatre 

  3. Standard Parking, between the Tufts Medical Center Parking Garage and the DoubleTree Hotel 

  4. CityPlace Garage in the MA Transportation Building 

  5. 200 Stuart Street Garage at the Revere Hotel

  6. The Kinney Motor Mart on Stuart Street

  7. The Garage at 100 Clarendon on Clarendon Street.

The session begins at 9 am. Please allow adequate time to navigate Boston traffic during morning rush hour, park your vehicle, and pass through security. The security line will open at 8 am. We suggest that you plan to be in line to go through the security check between 7:30 to 8:00 am.



The Wang Theatre is outfitted with an elevator to provide access to all levels of the Theatre. An accessible chair lift provides access to the Lower Lobby.

Food & Beverages  
No water bottles can be brought into the theatre. We will supply small water bottles at the entrance to the theatre before lunch as you exit to your lunch break. 
Food and beverages can be purchased inside theater.

Lunch Break
The session will break for lunch at 11:30 am. The afternoon session resumes at 1:00 pm
Information about nearby resaturants is at

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Prajna Upadesa is a tax exempt non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All of your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Photos of Teaching by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Wang Theatre on October 30th, 2014

News from His Holiness the Dalai Lama website - Eight Verses for Training the Mind

Pictures © Prajna Upadesa Foundation. Photographers: Cassidy, Manley, Williams, and Lowi.