The Life of Milarepa

The Life of Milarepa

These disciples are disciples - they are not the reader , or even loyal followers
contemporary with Milarepa . It is not possible ... In The Life of Milarepa we are
actually witness to the creation of a spiritual world , an approach to the whole of
life .

Author: Gtsaṅ-smyon He-ru-ka

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 0394726960

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Traces the life of the eleventhcentury Tibetan yogin, poet, and saint, tells how he found spiritual enlightenment, and looks at his teachings
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The Life of Milarepa

The Life of Milarepa

One of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life The Life of Milarepa, a biography and a dramatic tale from a culture now in crisis, can be read on several levels.

Author: Tsangnyön Heruka

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101459042

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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One of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life The Life of Milarepa, a biography and a dramatic tale from a culture now in crisis, can be read on several levels. A personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a detailed guide to the search for liberation. It presents a quest for purification and buddhahood in a single lifetime, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint. It is also a powerfully evocative narrative, full of magic, miracles, suspense, and humor, while reflecting the religious and social life of medieval Tibet. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Religion

The Life of Milarepa

The Life of Milarepa

Author: Lobsang Phuntshok Lhalungpa

Publisher: South Asia Books

ISBN: 8173030464

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 813

Categories: Religion

The Life Of Milarepa

The Life Of Milarepa

AS a story, the life of Milarepa is unique and inspiring. He was born in 1052. wronged in childhood, he left home to became apprenticed to a sorcerer, quiclky became profident in the black arts, then returned and destroyed his enamies

Author: Lobzang Jivaka

Publisher: books catalog

ISBN: 001000579X

Category: Buddhism

Page: 174

View: 445

AS a story, the life of Milarepa is unique and inspiring. He was born in 1052. wronged in childhood, he left home to became apprenticed to a sorcerer, quiclky became profident in the black arts, then returned and destroyed his enamies
Categories: Buddhism

The Magic Life of Milarepa Tibet s Great Yogi

The Magic Life of Milarepa  Tibet s Great Yogi

Retells the story of an eleventh century Tibetan magician who renounced sorcery for spiritual meditation

Author: Eva van Dam

Publisher:

ISBN: 0877734739

Category: Buddhism

Page: 78

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Retells the story of an eleventh century Tibetan magician who renounced sorcery for spiritual meditation
Categories: Buddhism

The Life of Marpa the Translator

The Life of Marpa the Translator

Marpa the Translator, the eleventh-century farmer, scholar, and teacher, is one of the most renowned saints in Tibetan Buddhist history.

Author: Tsangnyön Heruka

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834840980

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Marpa the Translator, the eleventh-century farmer, scholar, and teacher, is one of the most renowned saints in Tibetan Buddhist history. In the West, Marpa is best known through his teacher, the Indian yogin Nâropa, and through his closest disciple, Milarepa. This lucid and moving translation of a text composed by the author of The Life of Milarepa and The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa documents the fascinating life of Marpa, who, unlike many other Tibetan masters, was a layman, a skillful businessman who raised a family while training his disciples. As a youth, Marpa was inspired to travel to India to study the Buddhist teachings, for at that time in Tibet, Buddhism had waned considerably through ruthless suppression by an evil king. The author paints a vivid picture of Marpa's three journeys to India: precarious mountain passes, desolate plains teeming with bandits, greedy customs-tax collectors. Marpa endured many hardships, but nothing to compare with the trials that ensued with his guru Nâropa and other teachers. Yet Marpa succeeded in mastering the tantric teachings, translating and bringing them to Tibet, and establishing the Practice Lineage of the Kagyüs, which continues to this day.
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Magnificent Trickster

Magnificent Trickster

The Magnificent Trickster chronicles the life of Milarepa, a Buddhist practitioner of eleventh-century Tibet who was able to realize the supreme truth of enlightenment through one-pointed effort and utter devotion to his spiritual teacher, ...

Author: Molly MacGregor

Publisher: Dawn Horse Press

ISBN: 0929929012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

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The Magnificent Trickster chronicles the life of Milarepa, a Buddhist practitioner of eleventh-century Tibet who was able to realize the supreme truth of enlightenment through one-pointed effort and utter devotion to his spiritual teacher, Marpa. Humorous, fast-paced, and filled with magic and surprises. Milarepa's life-story is perfect for young readers (ages 8-14).
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Milarepa

Milarepa

. . The story of Milarepa (1040–1123) is a tale of such extreme and powerful transformation that it might be thought not to have much direct application to our own less dramatic lives—but Chögyam Trungpa shows otherwise.

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834840737

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Renowned meditation master Chögyam Trungpa retells the stories and realization songs of Tibet's best-known and most-beloved religious figure--and reveals how they relate to our everyday lives. He went from being the worst kind of malevolent sorcerer to a devoted and ascetic Buddhist practitioner to a completely enlightened being all in a single lifetime. The story of Milarepa (1040–1123) is a tale of such extreme and powerful transformation that it might be thought not to have much direct application to our own less dramatic lives—but Chögyam Trungpa shows otherwise. This collection of his teachings on the life and songs of the great Tibetan Buddhist poet-saint reveals how Milarepa’s difficulties can be a source of guidance and inspiration for anyone. His struggles, his awakening, and the teachings from his remarkable songs provide precious wisdom for all us practitioners and show what devoted and diligent practice can achieve.
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The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

In this work, the songs are woven into a narrative that tells the stories of his most famous encounters with his students, including Gampopa and Rechungpa, and recount his victories over supernatural forces in the remote Himalayan mountains ...

Author: Tsangnyon Heruka

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834840508

Category: Religion

Page: 832

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An authoritative new translation of the complete Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, the teaching songs and stories from Tibet's most beloved Buddhist yogi, poet, and saint. Powerful and deeply inspiring, there is no book more beloved by Tibetans than The Hundred Thousand Songs, and no figure more revered than Milarepa, the great eleventh-century poet and saint. An ordinary man who, through sheer force of effort, faith, and perseverance, overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles on the spiritual path to achieve enlightenment in a single lifetime, he stands as an exemplar of what it is to lead a spiritual life. Milarepa, a cotton-clad yogi, wandered and taught the dharma, most famously through spontaneously composed songs, a colorful and down-to-earth way to convey the immediacy and depth of the Buddhist teachings. In this work, the songs are woven into a narrative that tells the stories of his most famous encounters with his students, including Gampopa and Rechungpa, and recount his victories over supernatural forces in the remote Himalayan mountains and caves where he meditated. In this authoritative new translation, prepared under the guidance of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Christopher Stagg brilliantly brings to life the teachings of this extraordinary man. This classic of world literature is important for its narrative alone but is also a key contribution for those who seek inspiration for the spiritual path.
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Tibet s Great Yog Milarepa

Tibet s Great Yog    Milarepa

This life story of Milarepa--the important Tibetan religious leader who lived over 800 years ago--is part of a remarkable four-volume series on Tibetan Buddhism produced by the late W.Y. Evans-Wentz, all four of which are being published by ...

Author: Gtsaṅ-smyon He-ru-ka

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195133134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

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Despite the many differences between the numerous sects of Tibetan Buddhism, they all unite in holding the Great Yogi Milarepa, a Tibetan religious leader who lived over 800 years ago, in the highest reverence and esteem. Evans-Wentz points to similiarities between the life and teachings of Milarepa and the greatest of modern India's spiritual leaders, Mahatma Gandhi. In translating from the original Tibetan, the late Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup, Evans-Wentz's Tibetan guru for many years, wishes to show Western readers one of our great teachers as he actually lived in a biography of him, much of which is couched in the words of his own mouth, and the remainder in the words of his disciple Rechung, who knew him in the flesh. In this new reissue, Lopez contributes a critical foreword to update and contextualize the historical significance of this volume in Evans-Wentz's Tibetan series.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Yogin and the Madman

The Yogin and the Madman

Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa ... The Life of
Milarepa was translated into Japanese in 1931 by the intrepid Tibet explorer Ekai
Kawaguchi, and then into Chinese in 1949.36 garma C. C. Chang rendered the ...

Author:

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535533

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist practice throughout the Himalayan world. Andrew Quintman traces this history and its innovations in narrative and aesthetic representation across four centuries, culminating in a detailed analysis of the genre's most famous example, composed in 1488 by Tsangnyön Heruka, or the "Madman of Western Tibet." Quintman imagines these works as a kind of physical body supplanting the yogin's corporeal relics.
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Sources of Tibetan Tradition

Sources of Tibetan Tradition

In the conclusion to his Life of Milarepa, Tsangnyön states that Milarepa's story is
also composed of twelve acts. In the first passage here Tsangnyön's principal
biographer, Götsang Repa (fifteenth– sixteenth century), writes of the benefits of ...

Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509787

Category: History

Page: 856

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The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.
Categories: History

Himalayan Hermitess

Himalayan Hermitess

Thus, Gotsang Repa concludes, printing Milarepa's Life and thereby spreading it
throughout Tibet will be beneficial to all beings. Here in a sixteenth-century Life,
Milarepa's great hagiographer lays a veritable blueprint for hagiography.

Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198034911

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Himalayan Hermitess is a vivid account of the life and times of a Buddhist nun living on the borderlands of Tibetan culture. Orgyan Chokyi (1675-1729) spent her life in Dolpo, the highest inhabited region of the Nepal Himalayas. Illiterate and expressly forbidden by her master to write her own life story, Orgyan Chokyi received divine inspiration, defied tradition, and composed one of the most engaging autobiographies of the Tibetan literary tradition. The Life of Orgyan Chokyi is the oldest known autobiography authored by a Tibetan woman, and thus holds a critical place in both Tibetan and Buddhist literature. In it she tells of the sufferings of her youth, the struggle to escape menial labor and become a hermitess, her dreams and visionary experiences, her relationships with other nuns, the painstaking work of contemplative practice, and her hard-won social autonomy and high-mountain solitude. In process it develops a compelling vision of the relation between gender, the body, and suffering from a female Buddhist practitioner's perspective. Part One of Himalayan Hermitess presents a religious history of Orgyan Chokyi's Himalayan world, the Life of Orgyan Chokyi as a work of literature, its portrayal of sorrow and joy, its perspectives on suffering and gender, as well as the diverse religious practices found throughout the work. Part Two offers a full translation of the Life of Orgyan Chokyi. Based almost entirely upon Tibetan documents never before translated, Himalayan Hermitess is an accessible introduction to Buddhism in the premodern Himalayas.
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Monasticism A Very Short Introduction

Monasticism  A Very Short Introduction

The final two chapters of Heruka's Life of Milarepa catalogue his human and non-
human disciples and his places of retreat (which became destinations for
pilgrimage visitation and meditation among his followers), and then tell the story
of his ...

Author: Stephen J. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191027345

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Monasticism is a social and religious phenomenon which originated in antiquity and which still remains relevant in the twenty-first century. But what, exactly, is it, and how is it distinguished from other kinds of religious and non-religious practice? In this Very Short Introduction Stephen J. Davis discusses the history of monasticism, from our earliest evidence for it, and the different types which have developed from antiquity to the present day. He considers where monasteries are located, from East Asia to North America, and everywhere in between, and how their settings impact the everyday life and worldview of the monks and nuns who dwell there. Exploring how monastic communities are organized, he also looks at how aspects of life like food, sleep, sex, work, and prayer are regimented. Finally, Davis discusses what the stories about saints communicate about monastic identity and ethics, and considers what place there is for monasticism in the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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The Culture of the Book in Tibet

The Culture of the Book in Tibet

would not have faced) to print the life and songs of Milarepa. It is well known that
in creating his Life of Milarepa, Tsangnyön Heruka was drawing on a long literary
tradition of an already important hermit-saint.21 If one can judge from Gö ...

Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231519182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The history of the book in Tibet involves more than literary trends and trade routes. Functioning as material, intellectual, and symbolic object, the book has been an instrumental tool in the construction of Tibetan power and authority, and its history opens a crucial window onto the cultural, intellectual, and economic life of an immensely influential Buddhist society. Spanning the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries, Kurtis R. Schaeffer envisions the scholars and hermits, madmen and ministers, kings and queens who produced Tibet's massive canons. He describes how Tibetan scholars edited and printed works of religion, literature, art, and science and what this indicates about the interrelation of material and cultural practices. The Tibetan book is at once the embodiment of the Buddha's voice, a principal means of education, a source of tradition and authority, an economic product, a finely crafted aesthetic object, a medium of Buddhist written culture, and a symbol of the religion itself. Books stood at the center of debates on the role of libraries in religious institutions, the relative merits of oral and written teachings, and the economy of religion in Tibet. A meticulous study that draws on more than 150 understudied Tibetan sources, The Culture of the Book in Tibet is the first volume to trace this singular history. Through a single object, Schaeffer accesses a greater understanding of the Tibetan plateau.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Biographies of Rechungpa

The Biographies of Rechungpa

Tsangnyön Heruka's (1452–1507) The Life of Milarepa has proved to be the most
accessible work of Tibetan literature for other cultures. As early as the 1920s it
was translated into English1 and French.2 It has so far inspired an Italian movie,3
 ...

Author: Peter Alan Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135989125

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This book traces the lifestory of Rechungpa (1084-1161) - the student of the famous teacher Milarepa - using rare and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how the image of both Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent fundamental transformations over a period of over three centuries. Peter Alan Roberts compares significant episodes in the life of Rechungpa as portrayed in a succession of texts, and thus demonstrates the evolution of Rechungpa’s biography. This is the first survey of the surviving literature which includes a detailed analysis of their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It shows how Rechungpa was increasingly portrayed as a rebellious, volatile and difficult pupil, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to become dominant in Tibet. Written in a style that makes it accessible to broad readership, Roberts' book will be of great value to anyone with an interest in the fields of Tibetan literature, history or religion.
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Meditation Techniques of the Buddhist and Taoist Masters

Meditation Techniques of the Buddhist and Taoist Masters

CONTEMPLATIVE TECHNIQUES OF MAHAYANA THE LIFE OF MILAREPA The
life of the great Tibetan ascetic Milarepa , who lived in the eleventh century A.D. ,
was written after his death by his beloved disciple , Rechungpa . It consists of ...

Author: Daniel Odier

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892819677

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Beginning with the simple and fundamental steps necessary to prepare for meditation, the author guides the reader through the specifics of the mental disciplines and visualizations that Buddhist and Taoist masters have used for ages in their quest for illumination. Original.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Life of Shabkar

The Life of Shabkar

Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin ... See Milarepa Sherap Senge (shes rab seng
ge), founder, in 1433 of Gyu Me (rgyud smad), the Tantric College of Lower Tibet
Shingsa Pandita Lobzang Dargye (shing bza' pandita blo bzang dar rgyas, ...

Author:

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559398749

Category: Religion

Page: 712

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The Life of Shabkar has long been recognized by Tibetans as one of the masterworks of their religious heritage. Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol devoted himself to many years of meditation in solitary retreat after his inspired youth and early training in the province of Amdo under the guidance of several extraordinary Buddhist masters. With determination and courage, he mastered the highest and most esoteric practices of the Tibetan tradition of the Great Perfection. He then wandered far and wide over the Himalayan region expressing his realization. Shabkar's autobiography vividly reflects the values and visionary imagery of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as the social and cultural life of early nineteenth-century Tibet.
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