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Milarepa was a yogi and Tibetan Buddhist mystic of great learning and turbulent worldly experience. His hundred thousand songs are read and loved by many, but examinations of them are few. Here, three of these songs are explored by Sangharakshita, a well-respected Buddhist teacher and author, in such a way that the wisdom and teachings Milarepa drew out in his songs are made relevant to life for us today. Known by some as both the Robin Hood and Shakespeare of Tibetan Buddhism, Milarepa and his songs offer a magical and thoughtful way into the wisdom and compassion sought on the Buddhist path. The Yogi's Joy reveals how these ancient teachings can ring true for us--here and now.
|Publication date:||4th January 2006|
Sangharakshita was born Dennis Lingwood in South London in 1925. Largely self-educated, he developed an interest in the cultures and philosophies of Asia early on and realised that he was a Buddhist at the age of 16. The Second World War took him as a conscript to India, where he stayed on to become the Buddhist monk Sangharakshita. After studying for some years under leading teachers from the major Buddhist traditions, he went on to teach and write extensively. He also played a key part in the revival of Buddhism in India, particularly through his work among followers of Dr BR Ambedkar. ...More About Ven Sangharakshita