Milarepa Day

February 24th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room
     
    Milarepa Day, Saturday, February 24th celebrates the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa, one of Tibet’s most famous and beloved yogi-practitioners. Milarepa is known for achieving enlightenment in one lifetime, exemplifying the fruits of perseverance. Practice needs a strong heart - then enlightenment is possible!
     
    The celebration involves gathering to read and chant aloud the Rain of Wisdom, a book of stories, poems, and songs from the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, including Tilopa, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, Mikyo Dorje, and Chogyam Trungpa. Milarepa Day is an opportunity to experience a taste of the profundity, joy, heartbreak, and humour of the spiritual journey.
     
    Details:
    • No prior practice or study necessary to attend or to enjoy!
    • The readings will begin at 9 am and continue on, with breaks, until 6 pm. 
    • You may arrive at any time and join for as long as you wish.
    • Event is in the Main Shrine Room, with chairs and meditation cushions available for sitting.
    • Copies of the book will be available to use. If you own a copy, please bring it with you.

     

    This is a hybrid event, offered in collaboration with Ocean. Those joining online are welcome to listen or read along if they have a copy of Rain of Wisdom.