Film Night: Milarepa
Milarepa tells the beginning of the story of one of Tibet’s most revered mystics, Jetsun Milarepa. In 11th century Tibet Thopaga unexpectedly loses his father, and finds his life plunged into a bleak hell. His vile aunt and uncle seize control of the deceased’s inheritance and force Thopaga, his mother and his sister into a period of seemingly limitless domestic slavery. When Thopaga turns 16, his mother spurs him onward toward an apprenticeship in the dark arts and an onslaught of ugly, black magic-fueled revenge. In the end, her plan backfires — thus demonstrating the nasty consequences for anyone who seeks unbridled vengeance against evildoers. The film ends at the crucial point of redemption, just before Thopaga, realising the pointless nature of his hateful ways transforms into the yogi Milarepa.
The film will start at 7pm. If you want, you can join us for dinner from 6pm (please bring a vegan dish to share).
Film nights, like much of the rest of Cardiff Buddhist Centre, can take place because of the generosity of people who come along.
If you can, please pay what you feel it is worth to you — we suggest £5.
We hope to see you there.
Marc, Matt, Andrew & Andy