Taraloka Retreat Centre
Milarepa: Inspiration From the Lineage Retreat (2 of 6)On Thu, 22 September, 2022 - 00:00
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The second 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 Two: Motivation, Faith, Guru, Disciple An introduction to the song of Milarepa: ‘The Song of Self-Examination’ on which the retreat is based. The talk unpacks the first couple of verses looking at Milarepa’s faith towards Marpa and the nature of discipleship.