Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms

Author: Elizabeth English

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861716574

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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Vajrayogini is a tantric goddess from the highest class of Buddhist tantras who manifests the ultimate development of wisdom and compassion. Her practice is prevalent today among practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This ground-breaking book delves into the origins of Vajrayogini, charting her evolution in India and examining her roots in the Cakrasamvara tantra and in Indian tradition relating to siva. The focus of this work is the Guhyasamayasadhanamala, a collection of forty-six sadhanas, or practice texts. Written on palm leaves in Sanskrit and preserved since the twelfth century, this diverse collection, composed by various authors, reveals a multitude of forms of the goddess, each of which is described and illustrated here. One of the sadhanas, the Vajravarahi Sadhana by Umapatideva, depicts Vajrayogini at the center of a mandala of thirty-seven different goddesses, and is here presented in full translation alongside a Sanskrit edition. Elizabeth English provides extensive explanation and annotation of this representative text. Sixteen pages of stunning color plates not only enhance the study but bring the goddess to life.
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Guide to Dakini Land

The Highest Yoga Trantra Practice of Buddha Vajrayogini

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120817258

Category: Tantric Buddhism

Page: 532

View: 1717

Guide to Dakini Land is the first complete explanation in English to the Tantric practice of Vajrayogini, the female Buddha of wisdom. The book provides detailed instructions on the eleven yogas of generation stage, which are special methods for transforming all our daily activities into the spiritual path. It also explains with perfect clarity the essential completion stage practices of Vajrayogini. It includes all the sadhanas of Vajrayogini and advice on how to do a Tantric retreat, and a wealth of additional material that will be indispensable to anyone wishing to rely upon Buddha Vajrayogini.
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The Heart of the Buddha

Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307666

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7784

Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan meditation master, discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the “heart of the Buddha,” an “enlightened gene” that everyone possesses. The book is divided into three parts. In “Personal Journey,” the author discusses the qualities of openness, inquisitiveness, and good humor that characterize the enlightened Buddha-nature in everyone. In “Stages on the Path,” he presents the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. In “Working with Others,” he describes the direct application of Buddhist teachings to topics as varied as relationships, drinking, children, and money. The Heart of the Buddhareflects Trungpa's great appreciation for Western culture and deep understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which enabled him to teach Westerners in an effective, contemporary way.
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The Circle of Bliss

Buddhist Meditational Art

Author: John C. Huntington,Dina Bangdel,Robert A. F. Thurman

Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 1932476016

Category: Art

Page: 560

View: 2317

Published in conjunction with a 2003 exhibition co-organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this hefty, oversize (10x13 catalogue features approximately 160 powerful masterpieces of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese, and Mongolian art produced over the pa
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Führer ins Dakiniland

die höchste Yoga-Tantra-Praxis von Buddha Vajrayogini

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783908543237


Page: 630

View: 9274

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Vajrayogini Practice Manual with Visualization Aids

Author: Khenpo Lama Migmar Tseten

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722386283


Page: 154

View: 1538

Vajrayogini Sadhana practice manual is the distilled essence of the Ultimate Secret of the Chakrasamvara Tantra, the most profound meaning of the Buddha's teaching presented with full color images to help practitioners with the sadhana practice. Her sadhana practice consists of eleven yogas, through which practitioners transform every aspect of their life, even transforming daily activities into the profound path of awakening. Awakened masters in every school of Tibetan Buddhism have taken these eleven yogas of Naropa's Vajrayogini practice as the main focus of their daily practice because while it is an easy practice, its meaning is profound, and its results are swift. Through the practice of the eleven yogas of Vajrayogini, it is possible to achieve Buddhahood in this lifetime.
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Ein Weg nach den Lehren des Tsakpo Rinpoche

Author: Ananda Taschen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735713149

Category: Art

Page: 260

View: 9404

In ihrem Buch beschreibt Ananda Taschen den Weg, den ihr Meister Tsakpo Rinpoche über dreizehn Jahre übermittelt hat und noch heute übermittelt. Klar und authentisch schildert sie ihre Fragen und Schwierigkeiten auf einem jahrtausende alten buddhistischen Befreiungsweg, die ständige unausweichliche Konfrontation mit sich selbst, ihre Schwächen, Stärken und Illusionen.
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Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom - Volume 2 Tantra

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications US

ISBN: 1906665885

Category: Philosophy

Page: 420

View: 2672

Introduction and Encouragement This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone. We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease. Volume 2 Tantra explains how to practise Buddha’s profound Tantric teachings – the quick path to enlightenment. Covering topics such as The Preciousness of Tantra, The Tantra of Generation Stage and Completion Stage, and How to Meditate on the Central Channel, Indestructible Drop and Indestructible Wind and Mind, this volume shows how, through sincere practice, we can fulfil our compassionate wish and attain full enlightenment in this life. Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: “May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.” With best wishes, Manuel Rivero-De Martine Tharpa Publications, UK Tharpa Director [email protected]
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Author: Adelheid Herrmann-Pfandt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ḍākinī (Buddhist deity)

Page: 564

View: 8439

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Wissenswertes über das Diamant-Sau-Mädchen: rote Weisheit & Himmelswandlerin

Author: Susa Nientiedt


ISBN: 3940197513


Page: 123

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The Extremely Secret Dakini of Naropa

Vajrayogini Practice and Commentary

Author: Pha-boṅ-kha-pa,Pha-boṅ-kha-pa Byams-pa-bstan-ʼdzin-ʼphrin-las-rgya-mtsho,David Gonsalez

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781559393867

Category: Spiritual life

Page: 392

View: 440

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Images of Enlightenment

Tibetan Art in Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 9781559398329

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1696

One of the most striking aspects of Tibetan Buddhism is its wealth of visual imagery. Ranging from the tranquility of a serenely poised meditator to the dynamic energy of apparently wrathful figures, this vivid and diverse imagery often leaves Western observers as puzzled as they are fascinated. Who are these figures, and what do they mean? Images of Enlightenment answers the need for a clear and straightforward guide to the inner world of Tibetan Buddhist sacred art. Focusing on some of its most important and representative images, this richly illustrated book introduces the reader to the tradition of spiritual self-transformation embodied by these depictions of enlightened energy through clear iconographic representations and descriptions.
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