Tells the fascinating story of Milarepa – a singer of spiritual poems who roamed the Himalayas 900 years ago. Considered by many to be a living Buddha, he’s arguably the world’s champion faster and renunciate. Several times, he walled himself in to high elevation mountain caves, with scant food or clothing, and survived for many months. His spiritual poems were spontaneous and, along with the narration of the text, paint an intimate portrait of Himalayan culture and religion in the 12th century. Included are biographies of the three amazing Buddhist masters who preceded Milarepa in the Kagyu lineage; Marpa, Naropa, and Tilopa.