Celebrating Milarepa's Anniversary 2016
Today is the 14th day of the 1st lunar month according to Tibetan calendar. This month is very important for Buddhists as historically, Buddha Sakyamuni performed 15 days of miracles in Shravasti in order to subdue fanatics' views. This is also a day of making aspirations and dedication for these meritorious actions will multiply by 100,000 times.
Today is also a very important day for Kagyudpa as well as Tibetan Buddhism as it marks Milarepa's 977th anniversary. Milarepa was a great meditator who committed his life to practice and he accomplished enlightenment within a single lifetime. His teachings and transmission are preserved and spread by Kagyudpa lineage till this very today. Therefore, every practitioner should commemorate him and his practice with devotion, renunciation and diligence. The approach of Kagyupa practice are the Methods of Six Yoga of Naropa and the Liberation Path through the meditation of Mahamudra. These are well known amongst practitioners.
I hope every Kagyupa follower regards today as a special day for our lineage and thus observe with utmost devotion and respect. Making lamp offerings, performing guru-yoga are the most important practices for this meaningful day.
Wishing all of you a very happy new year and may the lineage masters, particularly Lord Milarepa bestow blessings to every one. Thank you.
21 February 2016