Program Details

Milarepa Day

March 15 / 9:00 AM - March 15 / 9:00 PM

Milarepa Day is our annual tradition to celebrate the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa. The celebration involves a full day of practice, which includes chanting the Milarepa sadhana and reading the songs of the lineage teachers in The Rain of Wisdom (Tib: Kagyü Gurtso).

Milarepa depicts the humble beginnings of the man who was to become Tibet's greatest saint in the Kagyü Lineage. With the guidance of a teacher, Milarepa set out to seek spiritual enlightenment to purify his bad karma. Eventually, his wisdom attracted many disciples and he became a great teacher and poet. Many of his poems of realization, called dohas, are included in The Rain of Wisdom.

These dohas are the personal voices of the lineage holders, sharing their experiences of the path, practice, and realization. In chanting them, we attune our minds to theirs, invoking the inspiration of their sanity and devotion.


Please join us for any or all of the sessions during the day.

9:00 - 10:45 am     Morning Session
11:00 am - 12:30 pm     Late Morning Session
12:30 - 1:30 pm    Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 pm    Afternoon Session
3:30 - 4:00 pm    Tea
4:00 - 6:00 pm    After Tea Sesson
6:00 - 7:00 pm    Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 pm    Evening Session

If you have a copy of The Rain of Wisdom, please bring it.

This is a community practice day, and all are invited. There is no charge.

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