Beginning Meditation 5-week workshop starts Wednesday, March 22. Details here.
Friday March 24 6:30-8:30PM & Saturday March 25 9AM-Noon & 2-4:30PM
Milarepa (c. 1052-1135 CE) is perhaps Tibet’s most renowned Buddhist yogi and saint, and Milarepa’s songs are filled with expressions of his great realization. They cut right to the heart of the wisdom which leads to liberation.
Chris Stagg will lead us in a weekend of singing and instruction on the life and lessons of Milarepa, starting with his life story on Friday evening. We will both learn about and get a taste of Milarepa’s tradition of singing dohas through Chris’s exposition and our own direct experience of singing.
Chris is an accomplished Tibetan translator and professional musician and music teacher. He is the translator of the forthcoming The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa (available on Sept. 5, 2017 from Amazon or Shambhala Publications)
“Milarepa and his songs have been perhaps the greatest source of spiritual inspiration for all Tibetan Buddhists. For a long time, there has been a need for a new and accessible translation of these extraordinary songs. Christopher Stagg has worked with contemporary masters of the lineage and his translation is accurate, lucid, and inspiring.” —Ringu Tulku (from the Shambhala Publications book page
Friday Night Schedule
- 6:30-7:00 PM: Registration-Snacks
- 7:00-8:30 PM: Singing & instruction
- 9:00-9:30 AM: Registration-Snacks
- 9:30-10:15: AM Meditation
- 10:30-Noon: Singing & instruction
- Noon-2 PM: Lunch
- 2:00-2:45 PM: Meditation
- 3:00-4:30 PM: Singing & instruction/Q&A
Please enjoy this version of Aspiration For The World, by His Holiness The 17 Gwalwang Karmapa,
Music and Arrangement by Tyler Dewar & Chris Stag