TWO MAJOR VAJRAYANA EMPOWERMENTS

CHAKRASAMVARA
and
GURU YOGA OF SAPAN-MANJUSHRI

LOCATION and TRAVEL

Chakrasamvara Empowerments

Both days of Chakrasamvara Empowerment will be held at Chùa Liên Hoa, a Buddhist temple about 2 miles from the center of downtown Olympia.

Chùa Liên Hoa
1911 12th Avenue, NE
Olympia, WA 98506
FROM THE NORTH

Take either Exit 109 “Martin Way” or Exit 107 “Pacific Avenue”.

FROM THE SOUTH

Take either Exit 105N “Port of Olympia” or Exit 107 “Pacific Avenue”.

Because Chùa Liên Hoa is in a residential neighborhood with an incomplete street grid, use your own navigation choices to arrive at the exact location.  If the rear parking lot is full, park in the nearby neighborhood, respectful of the neighbors' property and access.

There are many restaurants in downtown Olympia. The closest options include:

  • Ralph's (1908 East 4th Avenue): grocery store deli food, Starbucks
  • San Francisco Street Bakery (1320 San Francisco Street, NE): bakery, bistro food, coffee
  • State & Central (1415 State Avenue NE): comfort food, coffee

Guru Yoga of Sapan-Manjushri Empowerment

This empowerment will take place at The Nalanda Institute.  See detailed driving instructions at:

Nalanda Institute
1620 Fourth Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98506

Nalanda is about a mile from downtown.  From I-5, the same exits can work as described above for Chùa Liên Hoa.  Nalanda is between two one-way streets, and again neighborhood parking is available.  If you are traveling toward Seattle for the Sakya Monlam after this empowerment, it is easy to return to I-5 North by heading east on either Pacific Avenue or Martin Way.  Both on-ramps will be on the left.