Milarepa (2006 film)

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Milarepa (Tibetan: མི་ལ་རས་པའི་རྣམ་ཐར།།Wylie: mi-la-ras-pa'i rnam-thar) is a 2006 Tibetan-language film about the life of the most famous Tibetan tantric yogi, eponymous Milarepa. The film was shot in the Spiti Valley, high in the Himalayas in the Zanskar region close to the border between India and Tibet due to the location's resemblance to the Tibetan landscape.

Directed by Neten Chokling, a Lama from Western Bhutan who has previously worked with Khyentse Norbu on the films such as The Cup and Travellers and Magicians, the film is the first part about the adventurous formative years of the legendary buddhist mystic, Milarepa (1052-1135) who is one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints. The film combined myth, biography, adventure, history and docudrama.

The film featured Lhakpa Tsamchoe in her return to the silver screen in a supporting role as Aunt Peydon during young Milarepa's formative years.

The tale is a staple in Tibetan Traditions, Buddhism, and the legend of Milarepa elevates him to the status of national hero in Tibet and nearly so in Buddhist regions of India, China and Pakistan. He is one of the so-called Tibetan Saints or great yogi's in Tibetan Buddhism.

The second part of the film, where Milarepa meets his Master Marpa the Translator and his ultimate enlightenment, was stated to be released in 2009 as per the information at the end of the first part of the film.

Credited cast[edit]

listed alphabetically:
Jamyang Lodro Thopaga
Gimyan Lodro Milarepa
Jamyang Nyima
  (as Jamyang Nyima Tashi)  
Kelsang Chokie Tethong ?
Kelsang Chukie Tethong Kargyen
Kelsang Chukie Tethtong ?
Orgyen Tobgyal Yongten Trogyal
Lhakpa Tsamchoe Aunt Peydon

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