Saturday, May 23
Time: 7:00 pm
Free, donations accepted
Please join us for the next in a series of movie screenings at Sakya Monastery. This series will continue with the screening of Milarepa, a film that depicts the humble beginnings of the man who was to become Tibet’s greatest saint. Milarepa offers a provocative parallel to the cycle of violence and retribution consuming today’s world. We look forward to seeing you at this, and future movie nights.
In his directorial debut, Buddhist lama Neten Chokling vividly presents the captivating story of Milarepa, the man who would become Tibet s greatest yogi and saint. In the dramatic setting of 11th century Tibet- a time of roaming sorcerers and yogis, according to Buddhist legend- a young Milarepa falls into a world of betrayal and hardships. The greed of others upturns his privileged life, dropping him into a void of despair, humiliation, pain and anger. He sets out to learn black magic- and exact revenge on his enemies- encountering magicians, demons, an enigmatic teacher and unexpected mystical power along the way. But it is in confronting the consequence of his quest for vengeance that he learns the most. Filmed on the breathtaking scenic Indo-Tibetan border, with Tibetan monks serving as most of the cast and crew, Milarepa glows with a unique visual and spiritual charge.