Posts Tagged ‘Milarepa’
In his teachings, Lama Ole Nydahl often refers to the kind of advice Milarepa would give to his female students about obstacles in meditation, for example: “when you can see the greatness of the mountain, how can you be disturbed by a few trees?” and “when you can experience the depth of the ocean, how can you be disturbed by waves?” Here is one of Milarepa’s songs, in a translation by Lama Ole and Hannah’s old friend Ken McLeod, in which this advice is contained:
In the second of a series of entries, we present Buddhist books from the “recommended reading list” for students of Diamond Way Buddhism by various authors, together with links to a reliable UK-based supplier, Wisdom Books. This group of books includes life stories of great Buddhist practitioners.
Lama Ole Nydahl
This is the genuinely compelling story, and spiritual odyssey, of Ole and Hannah Nydahl, who in 1968 became the first Western students of the great Tibetan master, His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Their exciting travels on the worn path between the green lowlands of Europe to the peaks of the Himalayas, led them to experience the skilful teachings of numerous Tibetan lamas who helped transform their lives into “limitless clarity and joy.” From their first contact with Tibetan Buddhism in Kathmandu in the form of a lama with extraordinary psychic powers, Ole and Hannah encountered the full spectrum of the Buddhist view. Their real aim in writing this book is “to form a bridge between two worlds, and especially to share with all who are looking for their true being… an introduction to a time-proven way to Enlightenment.”