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Guru Rinpoche Day

  • Academy of Mantric Disciplines 119 Roosevelt Drive Poughquag, NY, 12570 United States (map)

February 25th marks the 10th day of the lunar calendar when the male energy of skillful means is most prevalent.  

Today is also the anniversary of Guru Shantarakshita, one of Guru Rinpoche's manifestations.  On the 10th day of the months of the dragon, Guru Rinpoche renounced his kingdom, practiced austerities, yoga, and meditation in the great cemetery of Satavana, the cool forest.  Gathering with all the Matrikas and Dakinis under his power, he became known as Guru Shantarakshita, the Guru who is the guardian of peace.