Milarepa Day [Hybrid]

February 25th

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Room: Small Meditation Hall

On this annual day of remembrance we will mix the nyinthun practice of sitting meditation with readings and chanting of  The Rain of Wisdom: The Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus, a text translated under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The text consists of stories, poetry and dohas (songs) of the great meditators of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, composed by Milarepa, Marpa, Gampopa, Karmapa, Jamgon Kongtrul and other renowned lineage holders. By reading their stories aloud we invoke their blessings and gain inspiration from their life examples.

The program will go from 9:00am - 5:00pm. All are welcome regardless of experience; please join us for all or part of the day. While we encourage full immersion in the whole day, it is ok to join for any part(s) of the day.

9:00 -12:00   Sitting meditation and readings
12:00 - 1:30   lunch (byo, or go out)
1:30- 3:00     Sitting and readings
3-3:30           Silent tea break
3:30-5PM     Sitting, readings, closing chants

You are welcome to join via zoom to listen, or read along at home if you have a copy of the text. Unfortunately no text will be provided on-screen, and the event will not be recorded. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/586788974

Anyone interested in staffing the program or reading, please contact: Bill Wooding at [email protected]


A $15 donation is welcome, but not required.

 


Registration is not required but greatly helps us plan.
 
Registration Kindly register with an email you check regularly. Important program-related details will be sent via email. If you don't receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registration or a detailed confirmation email a week before the program, please contact [email protected].

In-person participation Note that masking is now optional. Please refrain from using scented products due to potential chemical sensitivities. Also, please note that our building isn't wheelchair accessible.

With the increase of covid in the Boston area, we are requesting the participants test before they attend.
 
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