Saturday, June 19th, 2021
12 PM - 4 PM
(we will keep an eye on the weather and schedule a rain date if needed)
Summer Picnic Day #2, Center Open House, and Outdoor Bookstore Sale!
Join us for our 2nd dharma picnic day!
Bring a blanket and a book or borrow one from our library, pack a picnic lunch, visit the gompa and/or shrine room, shop the outdoor bookstore sale, walk in the forest and see our regeneration project, visit the stupa, reconnect with others and nature, enjoy the peaceful setting!
We are making room in our bookstore for new items! All current items will be on sale or by donation, come take a look!
Light refreshments will be available, bring a picnic lunch if you plan to stay for awhile! We hope to see you!
Monthly on Full Moon dates
JUNE 24th, 8PM EDT
Monthly Medicine Buddha Practice
REGISTER HERE - A link to join the practice and download the texts will be emailed to you upon registration.
Join us on the full moon each month on Zoom for a Medicine Buddha practice! Medicine Buddha practice is particularly helpful for those who may be sick, injured, dying and/or have passed, or are suffering in any way, including beings in the animal realm. Join us as we offer this practice and dedicate it to both the temporal and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings everywhere!
We will also include the special prayer, "Liberating Sakya from Disease" by Thangton Gyalpo, to continue to help protect all beings from Covid-19.
Friday, July 9th, 2021
7:30 PM EDT on ZOOM
"The Sakya Jetsunmas - The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas"
Milarepa Center will host author, retired professor and longtime student of H.H. the 41st Sakya Trizin, Elisabeth Benard to discuss her new book. Join us on Zoom for the live zoom presentation followed by a Q&A session!
“This invaluable work on the Sakya Jetsunmas offers an intimate look into the lives of four exceptional yoginis who were outstanding by virtue of both their birth and their spiritual accomplishments. Biographies of realized female spiritual adepts are few and far between, and until now this has also been true of the Jetsunmas of the Khon family. And so, it is a huge boon that the pages of this wonderful book are so abundantly filled with rich details of the Jetsunmas’ extraordinary lives. The book is filled with wonder and is bound to inspire and instruct not only female practitioners but anyone who is walking the spiritual path in earnest. I pray that it may lead uncountable beings to enlightenment.” - HIS HOLINESS THE SAKYA TRICHEN