“Trungpa Rinpoche’s expansive take on the traumatic and colorful life of Milarepa as a template for our own lives takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey through ancient Tibet—and our own inner depths. If you are already a practicing Buddhist, this book will give you strength. If you are not, it will inspire you to get started as soon as possible.”—Norman Fischer, Zen priest, poet, and co-author of What Is Zen: Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind
“How wonderful that Trungpa Rinnpoche’s teachings on Milarepa have been gathered and presented in this way. This book will both interest and delight anyone wishing to explore the fascinating stories of Milarepa and other Tibetan masters from a practice perspective.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness
and Real Happiness
“In his trademark insightful and inspiring voice, Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche here offers a true feast of wisdom nectar that distills the life and lineage of Milarepa, the greatest master of Tibet, to illuminate how we can transmute our lives into pure dharma. This volume is captivating, poetic, contemplative, and enlightening—all in one.”—Tulku Thondup, author of The Heart of Unconditional Love
About the Author
Chögyam Trungpa (1940‒1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior
, and Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
. Judith L. Lief is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and a longtime editor of Chögyam Trungpa’s works.