by the Nalanda Translation Committee
The amazing life of the renowned lay yogi - disciple of Naropa and teacher of Milarepa - who founded Tibet's Kagyu tradition. This lucid and moving translation of Marpa's biography by the Nalanda Translation Committee under the direction of Chogyam Trungpa, documents ths story of the layman who raised a family while training his disciples, including his famous student Milarepa.
In his younger days Marpa travelled to India to study the Buddhist teachings and he endured great hardships on his three arduous journeys there, but these were nothing compared to the difficult trials that he had to undergo under his Indian guru Naropa and other teachers. Yet Marpa succeeded in mastering the teachings, translating them and bringing them back to Tibet and establishing the practice lineage of the Kagyu tradition which continues to this day.