milarepas cave


Milarepa’s Cave or Namkading Cave is a cave where the great Tibetan Buddhist philosopher, and VajrayanaMahasiddha, Milarepa (c. 1052—c. 1135 CE), spent many years of his life in the eleventh century, 11 km north of the town of Nyalam, below the roadside and above the Matsang river in Nyalam County, Tibet, China.[1]

There is also a cave associated with Milarepa in Nepal on the Annapurna Circuit at approximately 4000m just outside Manang. It is credited to have been the residence of the famous Saint Milarepa during his stay in modern-day northern Nepal. This site also includes a holy spring, gompa, and bow from the local archer who met and tried to kill Milarepa. In the classical songs of Milarepa, he sings of a deer, a dog and a hunter, the chain of causation and compassion. In local tradition this is the site of this famous tale. The cave is located beyond the Gompa, the locals pray from the edge of a glacial moraine in directly line of sight of the cave as its approach directly is on steep scree slope.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milarepa%27s_Cave

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