Milarepa Day

February 18th

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    Milarepa Day

    at Open Sky Shambhala

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Doors open at 12:45 pm

    Reading begins at 1:00 pm

    Open to All.

    No Cost. Donations Welcome.

     

    Milarepa Day is our annual tradition celebrating the enlightenment and life of Milarepa.  We read aloud through 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.


    "Students are advised to read this book for instructions when their life is filled with disruption and uncertainty and neurosis. Even reading only one passage is better than going to a psychiatrist or taking a dose of aspirin. This is not a myth: from my personal experience, these songs do provide a staircase of liberation. They actually enable us to interrupt our perpetual subconscious gossip, awaken ourselves on the path, and energize ourselves so that we can help others."

    Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, The Rain of Wisdom                    


    You are free to attend whatever portion of the day that you are able; you may enter and leave at any time.

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