Speaking of Milarepa
Since I’ve been writing so much about Mila recently, I should mention this.
At the Drikung Meditation Center in Arlington MA, there is a teacher named Lho Ongtrul Rinpoche giving teachings soon. (I could be misspelling his name- if so, I apologize.) He’s giving a Kurukulla empowerment, and a Milarepa empowerment, and more. The cost is not high, and they’re willing to offer reduced rates if cost is an issue. Volunteers always needed.
So, if Milarepa’s songs have struck some sort of chord, consider signing up for these teachings. I don’t think I’ll be attending, at least not the Milarepa day, since I’ll be working, but think it over. Hearing the dharma in person is worthwhile, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought, “maybe I should go to X teaching,” skipped it because I was a little tired or uncomfortable going to a new place, and then regretted it afterwards.
Remember, there are at least three jewels!