Milarepa: Tibet’s Supreme Yogi

by the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The story of Milarepa’s life and liberation is perhaps the best-known narrative in the Tibetan Buddhist world. It tells the tale of a great sinner who became a saint through devotion to his master, dedication to his practice and perseverance through even the most arduous circumstances. Milarepa’s songs of inner realization illuminate the fundamental truths of Buddhist practice and realization. His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s masterful adaptation of the story continues a long tradition of re-imagining the yogi’s life. This play in six acts truly brings to life for contemporary audiences the story of Tibet’s beloved poet and saint. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Milarepa’s life and the origins of the Kagyu tradition. Read more …

Why Milarepa

Today, millions of people live with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorder that can stain and affect every part of a person’s life and their relationship with others. Through the presentation of our stage performance of Milarepa’s inspiring life story, we hope to help many to restore peace and balance in today’s hectic life by advocating in the effectiveness and importance of practicing meditation, as many non-Buddhists around the world have taken up the practice in order to reduce daily stress and develop a firm inner peace.

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