Milking the Sky:

Songs of Realization by Female Mahasiddhas
An exploration with Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl

Friday February 7 to Sunday February 9, 2020

Many Buddhists are familiar with the life story and songs of realization of the great Tibetan yogi, Milarepa. The songs by his Indian predecessors are less well known, but equally profound and inspiring.

But even less known are the life stories and songs of their numerous female counterparts. Many such songs were uttered spontaneously, and many betray unconventional if not outrageous thinking and conduct.

This weekend we’ll explore the life stories of women mahāsiddhas and yoginīs such as Niguma, Sukhasiddhi, the crazy princess Lakṣmī, and Ḍombiyoginī — and we’ll sing some of their songs.

Friday Feb. 7: 7 pm to 9 pm
Saturday Feb. 8: 10 am to 12 noon; and 2 pm to 4 pm
Sunday Feb. 9: 10 am to 12 noon
$85 all in; $25 per session (cash/cheque)
No one turned away for lack of funds. All welcome!

About the teacher
Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl originally trained as a physician before becoming a Buddhist translator and teacher. His studies included Buddhist and Tibetan language training, Tibetology, Buddhology, and Sanskrit. Since 1989 Karl has served as a translator, interpreter, and dharma teacher in Europe, India, North America and Nepal. He is the author and translator of several Buddhist books, including The Center of the Sunlit Sky, The Heart Attack Sutra, and A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart.

Nalandabodhi Vancouver, 4610 Earles St., Vancouver BC (near 29th Ave SkyTrain)

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