March 17 / 9:00 AM - March 17 / 9:00 PM
Milarepa Day is a celebration of the life of Milarepa and other lineage holders in the Kagyü tradition. The celebration is an all day practice which includes chanting the Milarepa sadhana and reading the songs of realizations (dohas) from The Rain of Wisdom. The book will be available in our bookstore. We will serve the traditional Chai tea to keep our voices smooth.
The celebration will take place on Sunday, March 17th from 9 am to approximately 9 pm. It is recommended that people come for the whole day, although it is possible to come for only part of the day.
9:00-9:20 Morning Chants and Sitting
9:35-11:00 Chant Glorious Flame of Wisdom, from page 1 to middle of page 17. Then begin reading The Rain of Wisdom.
11:00-11:15 Silent Tea Break
11:15-1:15 Continue The Rain of Wisdom
1:15-2:15 Lunch Break
2:15-4:15 Continue The Rain of Wisdom
4:15-4:30 Silent Tea Break
4:30-6:20 Continue The Rain of Wisdom
6:20-6:30 Protector Chants
6:30-7:30 Dinner Break
7:30 - Finish reading The Rain of Wisdom and The Glorious Flame of Wisdom. End by chanting the longevity and rebirth supplications, and Fulfilling the Aspirations.
If you would like to learn more about Milarepa and his relevance today, please come to the classes on Tuesdays 5 and 12 March.