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.
"This order considers that progress can be achieved more rapidly during a single month of self-transformation through terrifying conditions in rough terrain and in "the abode of harmful forces" than through meditating for a period of three years in towns and monasteries"....Takpo Tashi Namgyal.