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. As they can be quite pithy they often need a commentary to explain all the nuances of what they mean. In this book, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche shares his wisdom on the life and teachings of Milarepa through explaining a series of ten songs from Milarepa's One Hundred Thousand Songs
The Life and Spiritual Songs of Milarepa, Thrangu Rinpoche, Zhi-sil Cho-kyi Gha-Tsal, Paperback, 151 pages, $18.95