Barom Kagyu Sydney will be celebrating the Anniversary of Marpa Lotsawa & Milarepa as well as the Chotrul Duchen Festival on this Sunday, 12th March 2017.
For all the Buddhists, especially for the Kagyu Lineage, Marpa Lotsawa and Milarepa are the foremost forefathers of our tradition.
Marpa Lotsawa (1012 – 1097), a Tibetan farmer, made 3 perilous trips to India to learn Dharma from his guru Naropa. The first Tibetan Kagyupa master, he is credited with the transmission to Tibet from India of many Vajrayana and Mahamudra teachings.
To commemorate the occasion, Tibetan make lamps, traditionally of Yak butter, called butter lamps, in the shapes of flowers, trees, birds, and other auspicious symbols. All the lanterns are lit in celebration on the fifteenth day of the month.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sixeen Arhats Prayer
Buddha Shakyamuni Mantra
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Calling the Guru Prayer
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Lamp Lighting Ceremony