Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Milarepa (1052-1135) is famous worldwide as one of the greatest enlightened yogis of Tibet. The story of his life, marked first by abuse, misery and violence, then by practice, from asceticism to awakening, is a source of inspiration for anyone who wants to take the Buddhist path. An exemplary metaphor of the journey that through practice it is possible to accomplish, in a single life, from the cycle of confusion to awakening. In these speeches drawn from seminars held over six years, between 1970 and 1976, Chögyam Trungpa outlines the life of Milarepa and his songs, the poetic compositions to which he used for his teachings to disciples and lay people, erudite monks and demons.
Curated by Judith L. Lief.