Program Details

Milarepa Day

March 15 / 8:30 AM - March 15 / 8:00 PM

The primary focus of this annual remembrance is reading aloud 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 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 learn from their example.

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


8:30 AM - Instructions and morning chants

9:00 AM: Sitting

9:20 AM: Glorious Flame of Wisdom practice (from page 1 to middle of page 17) followed by reading of Rain of Wisdom

12 noon: Lunch on your own.

1:00 PM: Rain of Wisdom reading

4:20 PM: Protector chants

4:30 PM: Silent Tea

4:45 - 8:00 PM: Rain of Wisdom reading, followed by closing of Glorious Flame of Wisdom practice and Closing chants

Anyone interested in staffing the program or reading, please contact:

The $10 fee is a suggested donation to help support the center and this program.

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