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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:50 pm 
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The very excellent movie "Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint" by Neten Chokling is available through Netflix. You can also order the movie from Snow Lion. Here is a trailer from YouTube:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:26 pm 
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kirtu wrote:
The very excellent movie "Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint" by Neten Chokling is available through Netflix. You can also order the movie from Snow Lion. Here is a trailer from YouTube:

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Hi Kirtu,

Thanks a lot. Several months ago I kept looking for this on Netflix and I couldn't find it.

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Laura :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Saw this movie a while back.

It is certainly a good view and one of the few of this type (story form) available for a western auidence.

The way it was told(to nitpick) left me a bit plussed. Sort of like a view of what the character does and events in his life(Millarepa) but without a whole lot of the personal. I think perhaps it would have been better portrayed if we had been prevue to Millarepa's own dialogue on his life. Perhaps there was some religious reason prohibiting this(as in who could presume Millarepa's own inner dialogue) but to my take if it had been done otherwise it would have been a better read. As in Millarapa recieting the events of his life with his own voice, as such film stories are often done. With religious rational for his life choices, why follow his mothers suggestions, why study sorcery and on and on. In his own voice.

STill essential to see and worth the time and money but left some on the screen and not in the heart to my opinion.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:24 pm 
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LauraJ wrote:
Thanks a lot. Several months ago I kept looking for this on Netflix and I couldn't find it.


Actually I was told years ago that Netflix had some Buddhist films but I didn't check them out until I found out last week that they had Milarepa and Words of My Perfect Teaching. As it turns out they have at least 10 Buddhist films (Cup, Vajra Sky [this is the third part of a Buddhist triology through Theravadin, Mahayana and Vajrayana countries]). However Words of My Perfect Teacher isn't currently available!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:33 pm 
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I personally found Words of My Perfect Teacher, very excellent. It also details a bit, the Lamas entrance into filmmaking, and a shot from his first film. Shots from Butan as well...excellent. I strongly recommend it.

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