Principles of Buddhist Tantra

Principles of Buddhist Tantra

A Commentary on Chöje Ngawang Palden's Illumination of the Tantric Tradition : the Principles of the Grounds and Paths of the Four Great Secret Classes of Tantra

eBook - 2011
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Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoche was a renowned teacher of Tibetan Buddhism with students worldwide. Revered as a teacher by even the Dalai Lama, he was known especially as a master of Buddhist tantra, the powerful esoteric methods for attaining enlightenment swiftly. The teachings in this book are a singular record of his deep learning in that field. Originally delivered in California to a group of Western students, the teachings comment on a classic introduction to tantra by the nineteenth-century Mongolian lama Choje Ngawang Palden. The work, Illumination of the Tantric Tradition, is a staple even today of the curriculum for training young monastics. Kirti Tsenshap Rinpoche explains the distinctive features of the four classes of tantra--action tantra, performance tantra, yoga tantra, and highest yoga tantra--by describing the way to progress through their paths and levels. He illuminates key issues in tantric practice that are still a matter for debate within the tradition. Finally, he gives a special treatment of the unique methods of Kalacakra tantra, which is regularly taught around the globe by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Publisher: Boston : Wisdom Publications, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780861716883
0861716884
9780861712977
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 482 pages) : portraits

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