Milarepa Day [online]

February 27th

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    Room: Online
    Program Registration is Closed.

    Register for the Ocean celebration here https://ocean.chronicleproject.com/get-started/. You will be asked to create a login, and then can enter the shrine room for the practice.

    Click here to Register for Dorje Denma Ling 

     

     

    This annual day of remembrance is traditionally spent reading and chanting The Rain of Wisdom: The Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus, a text translated under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

    The Rain of Wisdom consists of stories, poetry and dohas (songs) of the great meditators of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, composed by Milarepa, Marpa, Gampopa, the Karmapas, Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, and other renowned lineage holders. By reading aloud the stories of these teachers we simultaneously invoke their presence and their blessings and gain inspiration from their life examples. Joining this with nyinthun sitting and walking we can absorb the blessings into our practice.

    All are welcome regardless of experience; please join us for all or part of the day.

    This year Boston is offering the opportunity to celebrate Milarepa Day over zoom with either the Ocean/Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa sangha or with sangha from Dorje Denma Ling, the Shambhala land center in Nova Scotia.

    Register for the Ocean celebration here https://ocean.chronicleproject.com/get-started/. You will be asked to create a login, and then can enter the shrine room for the practice.

    Register for Dorje Denma Ling

    The Ocean celebration of Milarepa Day includes three sessions starting at 12:00, 2:15 and 4:30 pm Eastern Time. The text will be scrolled for all to follow along. Additionally, prominent Milarepa scholar, Andrew Quintman will be giving multimedia presentations on Milarepa and the places where he lived and practiced, during the two 30-minute breaks at 1:45 and 4:00. Andrew is an associate professor in the Department of Religion at Wesleyan University, and the author of The Yogin and the Madman (Columbia University Press 2014).

    Milarepa Day from Dorje Denma Ling, Celebrating the Life and Realization of Milarepa, runs from 10 am - 9 pm Atlantic time (9 - 8 Eastern time) and is an opportunity to come together and join our voices in union with the words of others who, like Milarepa, have struggled with disillusionment, worked with renunciation and searched for a path and a teacher.

    It is a full day that you can drop in or out of as you wish. The power of the moon and the coming together of whole communities of Buddhist practitioners - may it benefit all beings.