Jetsun Milarepa

This page is dedicated to translations and research on the songs and teachings of one of the most revered Tibetan yogis and mahasiddhas, and founding masters of the Kagyu lineages, Jetsun Milarepa (1040-1123).

Milarepa, 14th Century Tibetan thangka.
Starting at the top right corner and moving to the left are the primordial Buddha Vajradhara, the Indian Adepts Tilopa and Naropa, the Tibetan translator Marpa Chokyi Lodro, the two meditational deities Sahaja Heruka Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi, and Amitabha Buddha. (Source HAR:

NEW TRANSLATION: Milarepa’s Song on the Ten Pāramitās , ‘Empty words are of trivial value’

Hermit-Yogi Caves and Fortresses (Part I): Jetsun Milarepa’s Twenty Sacred Places

Milarepa’s Song on the Suffering of Animals in the Evil ‘Tradition’ of Meat-eating

Milarepa’s Female Disciples: Rechungma’s Song of ‘Fifteen Realisations

NEW PUBLICATION: Milarepa’s Songs to the Hunter and Animals, the Khyira Kagyu lineage

Milarepa’s ‘Song to the Hunter’; and the living ‘ear-whispered’ lineage of Khyira Kagyu in Nepal

A Girl’s Lament: Songs of Saley O to Milarepa

Statue of Milarepa at the pilgrimage site where he was said to have meditated and met the Hunter who became on of his main disciples.