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Milarepa: Tibet's Supreme Yogi The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Milarepa: Tibet's Supreme Yogi
By: The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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In this original play, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, made full use of the genre of theater to bring Milarepa's suffering and spiritual transformation to life. His Holiness the Karmapa transmitted the entire life of Milarepa in a single, magnificent evening, staged on the Tibetan New Year's Day (Losar) in 2010 in the most sacred site for Buddhists, Bodhgaya, India. Twenty thousand people turned out to view this world-class theatrical event, created by His Holiness and performed by actors from the Tibetan Institute for the Performing Arts (TIPA).

Combining elements of Tibetan opera with modern theater, this dramatic work allowed the audience to connect with the life of Tibet's most revered yogi in new and vivid ways.

The script for the six-act play, composed by the 17th Karmapa himself, is complemented in this book by photographs of the original performance as well as traditional scroll painting and modern artistic depictions of events from Milarepa's remarkable life.
Asta Doha Kosa, The Eight Doha Treasures
Asta Doha Kosa, The Eight Doha Treasures
By: Sanjib Kumar Das
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The book titled “Asta Doha Kosa (The Eight Treasures of Doha)” is a work containing the compilation of eight short texts in Tibetan language and their English translations. The works are ascribed to both the Indian and Tibetan siddhas, namely Saraha, Virupa, Naropa, Maitripa and others.
Biography and the 100.000 Songs of Milarepa (Tibetan only)
Biography and the 100.000 Songs of Milarepa (Tibetan only)
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rje btsun mi la ras pa'i rnam thar dang mgur 'bum (Tibetan only)

Western Book Format, Paperback, 684 Pages, $16.00

Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet's Beloved Saint, Milarepa <br> By: Milarepa, tr. Kunga Lama
Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet's Beloved Saint, Milarepa
By: Milarepa, tr. Kunga Lama
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More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain Stream reveals Milarepa's actions as scathingly direct, his humor and wisdom more acutely penetrating as he cuts through the evil of illusion. Verse after verse, like Milarepa's original followers you too will be drawn to the deepest source of inspiration.
Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa <br>  By: Chang, Garma C.C., tr.
Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
By: Chang, Garma C.C., tr.
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Milarepa's poem are filled with fascinating tales of miraculous encounter and colorful imagery, and present a valuable insight into a living  quality of Tibetan Buddhism. Central as this book is to Tibetan culture, the arcane dialect and obscurity of many original passages daunted translators for centuries; this was the first complete version of the classic to appear in the West.
Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: A New Translation
By: Tsangnyon Heruka, Christopher Stagg (Translator)
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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.
Life and Spiritual Songs of Milarepa <br>  By: Thrangu Rinpoche
Life and Spiritual Songs of Milarepa
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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Milarepa is one of the greatest Buddhist saints to have ever lived. His incredible story of accomplishing enlightenment is one of the truly inspirational books in Buddhism. What Milarepa practiced, realized and taught was Mahamudra, which is the special meditation of the Kagyupa school of Tibetan Buddhism. This tradition has passed down orally from guru to disciple often by way of spiritual songs. These songs are a distillation of a practitioner's lifetime of meditation and illustrate the yogi's spontaneous realizations.
Life of Milarepa
Life of Milarepa
By: Heruka Tsangnyon (Author), Andrew Quintman, (Translator)
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"The Life of Milarepa" is one of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life. This biography, 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.
Life of Milarepa
Life of Milarepa
By: Lhalungpa, tr.
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The Life of Milarepa is the most beloved story of the Tibetan people and one of the greatest source books for the contemplative life in all of world literature. This biography, a true folktale from a culture
now in crisis, can be read on several levels: a personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a profoundly detailed guidebook in the search for consciousness. It presents the quest for spiritual perfection, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint.

Magnificent Trickster, The Story of Milarepa
Magnificent Trickster, The Story of Milarepa
By: Molly MacGregor
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The life of Milarepa, a renowned Buddhist practitioner of 11th century Tibet, retold for children. Milarepa's life-story is perfect for young readers (ages 8-14) because it is humorous, fast-paced, and filled with magic and surprises.
Milarepa, Songs on the Spot <br> By: Riggs, Nicole
Milarepa, Songs on the Spot
By: Riggs, Nicole
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" By means of the most sublime language, these songs show us not only how we can free ourselves from anxiety, but also progress toward ultimate liberation and help others to free themselves from suffering. Milarepa traverses ten centuries to speak directly to us in these inspired translations that resonate deep in heart." ---- David Curtis
Milarepa Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet’s Great Yogi
Milarepa: Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet's Great Yogi
By: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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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 Chogyam 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.
Milarepa: The Magic Life of Tibet's Great Yogi
Milarepa: The Magic Life of Tibet's Great Yogi
By: Eva van Dam
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It is the year 1050, and Milarepa is seeking vengeance on unscrupulous relatives for mistreating his mother and sister. Trained in dark magic, he commands a rain of scorpions, snakes, and lizards to attack the villains. But when his teacher rebukes him for his odious deeds, Milarepa renounces witchcraft to seek mystical truth. He retreats to a cave where, after years of intense meditation, he acquires the power to shape-shift.
Opening the Treasure of the Profound: Teachings on the Songs of Jigten Sumgon and Milarepa <br> By: Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
Opening the Treasure of the Profound: Teachings on the Songs of Jigten Sumgon and Milarepa
By: Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
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In Tibet, vajra songs became popular when Milarepa gave teachings in that style to his disciples. His example influenced all Tibetan Buddhist schools, particularly the Kagyu lineages. People commonly memorized such songs and sang them with beautiful melodies. But vajra songs are much more than pleasant tunes or ordinary poetry. A vajra song reflects the enlightened mind of its author by encapsulating precisely profound meaning in just a few words. Thus, it can be difficult for the unenlightened to penetrate their meaning.
Songs of Milarepa <br> By: Milarepa
Songs of Milarepa
By: Milarepa
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A Buddhist holy man whose songs have been sung and studied since the twelfth century, Milarepa exchanged a life of sin and maliciousness for one of contemplation and love, eventually reaching--according to his disciples--the ultimate state of enlightenment. His thousands of extemporaneously composed songs communicate complex ideas in a simple, lucid style. This volume features the religious leader's best and most highly esteemed songs of love and compassion.
Songs of Spiritual Experience: Tibetan Buddhist Poems of Insight & Awakening <br> By: Jinpa / Elsner
Songs of Spiritual Experience: Tibetan Buddhist Poems of Insight & Awakening
By: Jinpa / Elsner
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Here is the first major anthology of Tibetan spiritual poetry available
in the West. Songs of Spiritual Experience offers newly translated works
from all the traditions and schools of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning from
the eleventh to the twentieth century. Compiled and translated by
Thupten Jinpa, one of the Dalai Lama's principal translators, and Jas
Elsner, Songs of Spiritual Experience serves both as an introduction to
Tibetan poetry and to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.
Story of Milarepa
Story of Milarepa
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Milarepa was a Tibetan Buddhist in the 11th and 12th centuries whose story of spiritual cultivation and reaching enlightenment present a fascinating and uplifting experience that "would cause crying and laughter," as Milarepa himself said. This adapted version has focused on his story and removed much of the specifically religious content of Tsangnyon Heruka's original 15th century biography.

The Complete Works of Sangharakshita Volume 1: A Survey of Buddhism / The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path
Survey of Buddhism / The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path ( Complete Works of Sangharakshita )
By: Sangharakshita
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The story of the spiritual journey of the famous Tibetan yogi Milarepa is often told, but less well known are the stories of his encounters with those he met and taught after his own Enlightenment, eleven of which are the catalyst for volumes 18 and 19 of the Complete Works. The first three were originally published in The Yogi's Joy, and to these have been added an intriguing fourth, The Shepherd's Search for Mind.

Ten Teachings from the 100,000 Songs of Milarepa <br> By:Thrangu Rinpoche
Ten Teachings from the 100,000 Songs of Milarepa
By:Thrangu Rinpoche
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The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milaprepa were compiled by Tsang Nyon Heruka, an emanation of Milarepa, who also wrote The Life of Milarepa. Tsang Nyon was a siddha who had gained the apellation "Nyonpa." The life story and songs of Milarepa inspire people to practice his lineage of instructions.
The Complete Works of Sangharakshita Volume 18: Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship I, Sangharakshita
The Complete Works of Sangharakshita Volume 18: Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship I
By: Sangharakshita
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The story of the spiritual journey of the famous Tibetan yogi Milarepa is often told, but less well known are the stories of his encounters with those he met and taught after his own Enlightenment, eleven of which are the catalyst for volumes 18 and 19 of the Complete Works. The first three were originally published in The Yogi's Joy, and to these have been added an intriguing fourth, The Shepherd's Search for Mind.

The Complete Works of Sangharakshita Volume 19: Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship II, Sangharakshita
The Complete Works of Sangharakshita Volume 19: Milarepa and the Art of Discipleship II
By: Sangharakshita
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This is the continuing story of Milarepa and his disciple Rechungpa, first encountered in volume 18 of the Complete Works. As portrayed in The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, Rechungpa is a promising disciple, but he has a lot to learn, being sometimes proud, distracted, anxious, desirous of comfort and praise, over attached to book learning, stubborn, sulky and liable to go to extremes. In other words, he is very human, and surely recognizable to anyone who has embarked on the spiritual path.
Theory and Practice of Other Emptiness Taught Through Milarepas Songs
Theory and Practice of Other Emptiness Taught Through Milarepas Songs, translated by Tony Duff
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Other Emptiness, or Zhantong in Tibetan, is the most profound view
taught by the Buddha.  It is the very basis of the majority of Tibetan
Buddhist schools, though it has been overshadowed by the views of some
schools who have argued against it.  As a result, it has not been well
understood in the West, where it is often thought of as a complicated
and possibly questionable philosophical view.  In fact, Other Emptiness
is the penultimate teaching of the sutras and the root of all tantras.  
This book shows for the first time that the Buddha did not teach this
ultimate of views as a complicated philosophy for scholarly argument but
as a practical view to be used for the attainment of enlightenment.
Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa <br> By: Evans-Wentz, W. Y.
Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa
By: Evans-Wentz, W. Y.
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Despite the many sectarian differences among Tibetan Buddhists, they all unite in holding the Great Yogi Milarepa in highest reverence and esteem, considering him the prototype of a great saint. However, a disciple of Milarepa, suspecting that his teacher may have been a fully enlightened buddha, once asked the religious leader his true identity. Not flattered, Milarepa explained that there could be no greater insult than to suggest that he was an emanation of a buddha. To do so was to deprecate the excruciating suffering he had to undergo in order to expunge from him the sins of his youth; to do so was to minimize the remarkable effort he made living in solitary caves and eating only nettles; to do so was to create a barrier to one's own practice.
Yogin and the Madman
Yogin and the Madman : Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa
By: Andrew Quintman
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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 Tsangnyn Heruka, or the "Madman of Western Tibet." Quintman imagines these works as a kind of physical body supplanting the yogin's corporeal relics.

Yogin and the Madman : Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa, Andrew Quintman, Columbia University Press, Paperback, 314 Pages, $35.00