Songs and Stories of Milarepa

03/24/2017 - 03/25/2017
6:30 pm - 4:30 pm

forthcoming translation by Chris Stagg

forthcoming translation by Chris Stagg

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(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

Saturday Schedule:
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


All net proceeds from this program will go to the Nalandabodhi East Coast Teacher Support Fund. Costs are: Both Days – $65 Non-Members  / $50 NB Members; Individual Sessions – $25 Non-Members / $20 NB Members.

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Scholarship Contribution

Please consider a donation to to support scholarship assistance for this program. Sorry, scholarship donations are not tax-deductible.

Listen and Sing!

Please enjoy this song by His Holiness The 17th Karmapa, translation and musical arrangement by Tyler Dewar & Chris Stagg


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