Synopses & Reviews
Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, wandered the terrain of eleventh-century Tibet, guiding countless followers along the Buddhist path. Milarepa's songs and poems are bold and inspiring, his language direct and immediate. Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Brian Cutillo render a faithful translation of this rare collection.
"Offers the English-speaking reader a satisfying taste of Tibetan flavored Dharma."
"Milarepa achieved the highest attainable illumination and the mental power that enabled him to guide innumerable disciples. His ability to present complex teachings in a simple, lucid style is astonishing. When his patrons and disciples made a request or asked him a question, he answered in spontaneously composed free-flowing poems or lyric songs. It is said that he composed 100,000 songs to communicate his ideas in his teachings and conversations."
Inspiring stories and poems from the revered saint who wandered the Himalayas guiding countless followers along the Buddhist path.
About the Author
Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path.Lama Kunga Rinpoche is formerly Ngor Thartse Shabtrung of the Ngor monastery of the Sakya sect of Tibet. He is believed to be the incarnation of one of Milarepa's closest disciples. Rinpoche has been in America since the mid-1960s and currently heads Ewam Choden Dharma Center in Kensington, California.Brian Cutillo (1945-2006) was an American scholar and translator. He was also an accomplished neuro-cognitive scientist, musician, anthropologist and textile weaver. Cutillo was a student of Geshe Wangyal and other Tibetan teachers. He also collaborated with Lama Kunga Rinpoche on the translation of additional songs and stories of Milarepa published in the volume Miraculous Journey.