The Life of Milarepa

  • by Tsangnyön Heruka
  • Narrated by William Hope
  • 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Life of Milarepa is one of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life. Jetsun Milarepa, the 11th-century Buddhist yogin and poet, started life as a black magician, gaining revenge for loss of heritage by casting terrible hailstorms and committing multiple murders.
Distraught with remorse, he sought to expiate his crimes and, with the fiercely compassionate help of his lama, Marpa, devoted himself to unremitting practice - meditation in caves, existing only on nettles and turning green as a result. And he gained liberation in one lifetime.
Milarepa’s remarkable story is told in this equally remarkable 15th-century biography, which is dramatic, humorous, moving and wise. Andrew Quintman’s new translation, vibrant and immediate, brings this great classic to life. Joyful, enriching and unexpectedly entertaining, it is a spiritual biography without compare.

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Awful Pronunciation of a Saint's Name.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

That the audiobook narrator spoke the name of Milarepa correctly. It is Mi-la-rep-ah, not Mi-la-rape-ah. Absolutely, the most disrespectful way of pronouncing Saint Milarepa's name. Unacceptable, this recording ought to be trashed and made anew with the correct pronunciation of Saint Milarepa's name.


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- Robby Monroe

To listen to again and again...

So many wonderful things I could say about this audio book. Deep gratitude. Thank you!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2015
  • Publisher: Dharma Audiobooks