Monday, February 18, 2008

A Busy Week Ahead

We have a busy and glorious week ahead of us. On Tuesday the 19th, we celebrate the anniversary of the First Dodrupchen, Jigme Trinle Ozer, foremost student of Jigme Lingpa. On Wednesday the 20th, we celebrate the anniversary of Jetsun Milarepa. The main event comes on Thursday, February 21: Chotrul Duchen, together with the anniversary of the birth of Garab Dorje, and the anniversary of Marpa the Translator -- this accompanied by a total lunar eclipse. On this day, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied by 10,001,000 times, so this is a most excellent day for large offerings, mantra accumulations, tsog, and so forth. Tenpa Rinpoche always liked to release small creatures on this day.

What do you think? Why don't all Buddhists, everywhere in the world, just take the day off and engage in meritorious activities?

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1 reader comments:

Lodu Rabgye said...

Here is the data on the eclipe from NASA so that you can observe it in whichever time zone you find yourself in that day.