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  • $225.00 – Online Program Price

Date & Time Details: Friday, October 29 (program starts 7:45 PM ET) until Sunday, October 31 11:45 AM ET

Location: Streaming Live from the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Contact:
retreats@dharmakayacenter.org
845.640.4593

Start Time: 7:45 PM ET

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). There is no charge for COVID-related cancellations. See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Price: $225 program fee

Online Program: 100,000 Songs of Milarepa Livestream

With Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

October 29 - 31, 2021

A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT

Milarepa, Tibet’s renowned and beloved enlightened master, was known for his ability to present complex teachings in a simple, approachable manner through song and poetry. Through his famous 100,000 songs he guided his followers along the Buddhist path. This weekend will use Milarepa’s songs as the organizing principal as we read passages of Milarepa’s life, review Buddhist teachings and sing related songs by Milarepa.

 

three statues of the Tibetan master Milarepa

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Milarepa, known in Tibetan as the Lord of the Yogis, reached the highest attainable illumination. From this achievement he was able to teach untold numbers of people. His story is one of a great sinner who became a great saint. But his story is also the story of Tibetan Buddhist teachings, and a guide to those who search for personal liberation. It is the story of the quest for enlightenment in one lifetime. And his ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song is one of his great legacies.

This weekend program will tell the story of Milarepa accompanied by many of his songs. We will read sections from his biography, discuss related Buddhist teaching, and, throughout the weekend, relate Milarepa’s songs to his life and teachings. Finally, we will meditate on Milarepa’s lessons. The readings and song will be led by Rinpoche’s senior students, with commentary by Rinpoche, who is considered an emanation of Milarepa.

You will leave with a deeper appreciation both for Buddhist teaching and for Milarepa and his legacy of illumination through song.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Interactive sessions with teachings and group song
  • Guided meditation
  • Tibetan yoga practice
  • You are encouraged to engage in Tsa-Tue Yoga, Solitary Meditation, and the singing of vajra songs between sessions

 

OPEN TO ALL

There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all.

PRE-READING

There is no requirement to study or read in advance of the program, but many people have asked for recommendations. Over the weekend, the texts and songs will be drawn from these two books:

Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of the Beloved Saint Milarepa
Translated by Lama Kunga Rinpoche & Brian Cutillo

The Life of Milarepa
Tsangnyon Heruka

We will supply the lyrics to the songs during the program.

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

All times in the schedule below are provided in the Eastern Time Zone. For the first session global starting times are:

USA West: 4:45 PM, October 29
USA East: 7:45 PM, October 29
London: 12:45 AM, October 29
Berlin, Paris: 1:45 AM, October 30
New Delhi: 5:15 AM, October 30
Kathmandu: 5:45 AM, October 30
Bangkok: 6:45 AM, October 30
Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei: 7:45 AM, October 30
Sydney: 9:45 AM, October 30
Auckland: 11:45 AM, October 30

 

Friday, October 29

Session 1
7:45-9:00 PM Milarepa’s Story and Songs, with Rinpoche (Milarepa Hall)

Saturday, October 30

Session 2
8:00-10:00 AM Milarepa’s Story and Songs, with Rinpoche (Milarepa Hall)
10:00-11:00 AM Tsa-Tue Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
11:00-11:30 AM Ganachakra Feast (Milarepa Hall)
Session 3
7:00-9:00 PM Milarepa’s Story and Songs, with Rinpoche (Milarepa Hall)

Sunday, October 31

Session 4
8:00-10:00 AM Milarepa’s Story and Songs, with Rinpoche (Milarepa Hall)
10:00-10:45 AM Tsa-Tue Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
10:45-11:45 AM Ganachakra Feast (Milarepa Hall)

 

Teacher

Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche
H.E. Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. Known as a scholar, teacher and meditation master to thousands of students around the world, Rinpoche is also the first incarnate lama to earn a PhD in the West. He completed his doctoral studies in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at Harvard University in 2004. He is the head of the Trungram lineage, its monasteries, meditation centers, schools, dharma centers and groups around the world. One of the highest tulkus of the Kagyu lineage, he is a Rime master, having received teachings from the great masters of…
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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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