Songs of Boundless Freedom

Date/Time
09/27/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

milarepaThe Doha Tradition of the Indian Mahasiddhas

Teachings by Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl 

September 27-29, 2019

Every Tibetan Buddhist knows the life story and the songs of realization of the great Tibetan yogi Milarepa. The many songs of awakening by his Indian predecessors, most famously the eighty-four mahāsiddhas, are much less known but equally profound, beautiful, and inspiring. During this weekend, we will explore the life stories of some well-known and some not so well-known mahāsiddhas (such as Saraha, Śavaripa, Niguma, Sukhasiddhi, Tilopa, and Maitrīpa) and sing a selection of their songs.

Most of these songs were uttered spontaneously on the spot. Many are quite unconventional and outrageous – often using rich symbolism and profound metaphors. Their style is more like modern poetry or song lyrics than traditional Buddhist texts – a rhetoric of paradox, attempting to beat the dualistic mind with its own weapons.

  • Friday, September 27:           7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, September 28:    10:00am –12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Sunday, September 29:       10:00am – 12:00pm

 Nalandabodhi Halifax, 6218 Quinpool Road (above Trinity Jewellers)

 $85 for the weekend; $20 Friday night only (cash or cheque) No one turned away.

 karl-largeABOUT MITRA KARL

Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl received Buddhist and Tibetan language training at Marpa Institute in Kathmandu, under the direction of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyatso Rinpoche.  Since 1999, he has been one of the senior translators and teachers at Nalandabodhi and Nitartha Institute. He is the author of over a dozen books on Buddhism, including The Heart Attack Sutra and The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra.


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    Songs of Boundless Freedom

    Date/Time
    09/27/2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    milarepaThe Doha Tradition of the Indian Mahasiddhas

    Teachings by Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl 

    September 27-29, 2019

    Every Tibetan Buddhist knows the life story and the songs of realization of the great Tibetan yogi Milarepa. The many songs of awakening by his Indian predecessors, most famously the eighty-four mahāsiddhas, are much less known but equally profound, beautiful, and inspiring. During this weekend, we will explore the life stories of some well-known and some not so well-known mahāsiddhas (such as Saraha, Śavaripa, Niguma, Sukhasiddhi, Tilopa, and Maitrīpa) and sing a selection of their songs.

    Most of these songs were uttered spontaneously on the spot. Many are quite unconventional and outrageous – often using rich symbolism and profound metaphors. Their style is more like modern poetry or song lyrics than traditional Buddhist texts – a rhetoric of paradox, attempting to beat the dualistic mind with its own weapons.

    • Friday, September 27:           7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, September 28:    10:00am –12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Sunday, September 29:       10:00am – 12:00pm

     Nalandabodhi Halifax, 6218 Quinpool Road (above Trinity Jewellers)

     $85 for the weekend; $20 Friday night only (cash or cheque) No one turned away.

     karl-largeABOUT MITRA KARL

    Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl received Buddhist and Tibetan language training at Marpa Institute in Kathmandu, under the direction of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyatso Rinpoche.  Since 1999, he has been one of the senior translators and teachers at Nalandabodhi and Nitartha Institute. He is the author of over a dozen books on Buddhism, including The Heart Attack Sutra and The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra.


    Location
    Nalandabodhi Halifax

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