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Milarepa: Inspiration From the Lineage Retreat (6 of 6)

by Saddhanandi (2022)

The last of six informal talks by Saddhanandi exploring themes from one of Milarepa’s Songs: The Song of Self-Examination, found in the Chapter’ Meeting Rechunga’ one of Milarepa’s female disciples. This talk was recorded on retreat at Taraloka in 2022.

The song offers an uncompromising criterion for the spiritual life: endurance of hardships, renunciation of ‘nature lands’ property, friends and lovers; and a willingness to follow the instructions of a Guru.

Saddhanandi discusses the themes using extracts from Sangharakshita’s seminars on other Songs of Milarepa.

Talk Six: Milarepa’s Understanding and Perspective
The last verse of the Milarepa song – the themes of the transiency and precariousness of life, and then Bhante’s seminar exploration of Milarepa’s perspective on the nature of change, and of the ‘building of self’, and the importance to know the Dharma for ourselves and not just through books.

This talk is part of the series Milarepa: Inspiration From the Lineage Retreat.