Principles of Buddhist Tantra

Product Number: EB00577918
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780861716883
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Please log in to view pricing

Description

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.

x-large
Author(s): Kirti Tsenshap
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2011

Sign up for our email newsletter