This book offers an exceptionally clear and accessible presentation of the generation stage practices of deity yoga. Gyatrul Rinpoche explains the state of mind to be established at the beginning of the practice session, the details of the visualization sequences, the three types of offerings, and proper mantra recitation-as well as mudras, tormas, and malas. Practitioners from all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism will find that these teachings enhance their understanding of sadhana practice. Rinpoche´s detailed explanations make it possible to practice these meditations as they were intended and as they were practiced in Tibet and ancient China. It was originally published as Generating the Deity.
This collection contains four of the most cherished Tibetan Buddhist commentaries on the practices of visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption-elements that form the core of development stage meditation, one of the most important practices of Buddhist Tantra. The texts within this volume-Ladder to Akanistha, Clarifying the Difficult Points in the Development Stage, The Four Stakes That Bind the Life-Force, and Husks of Unity-are among the most widely studied commentaries on this topic and have formed the basis for spiritual study and practice for centuries. In these eloquent and inspiring translations, Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahapa?dita explain the fundamental philosophy of the development stage, illuminating its profound insights into the nature of reality and how to utilize these insights through the practice of meditation.
Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, the Buddhist saint Saraha once said, ´´and the most profound pilgrimage that I can ever make is within my own body.´´ For 15 centuries the realized masters of the tantric path used the crucible of their own lives to develop a powerful and accelerated means to enlightenment. Today these teachings remain alive within the usually hidden inner courtyard of the Vajrayana vehicle of Tibetan Buddhism, a tradition that requires the courage to engage your body, your human desires, and your most challenging life obstacles as the basic fuel for insight. Now, with Buddhist Tantra, esteemed teacher Reggie Ray introduces you to these precious teachings and invites you to explore the path to naked and unprecedented experience. The popular or exoteric teachings of Buddhism are known to many, yet its esoteric teachings remain relatively unknown in the West. If you have been seeking a gateway to this potent tradition, Buddhist Tantra is an unsurpassed opportunity to enter into the temple of its deepest truths. Entering the Vajra World Through the Vehicle of Your Body The word tantra means ´´to weave through´´, a metaphor that points to the vibrant fabric of intelligent and living energies that make up the essence of every cell of your body, every fleeting thought you have, and every particle of the universe. Entering this undefiled and ever-renewing vajra world is the promise of the tantric path. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reginald A. Ray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000769/sp_true_000769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spiritualität und Sexualität - das haben buddhistische Mönche in Tibet, die ersten ´´Tantriker´´, vor Jahrtausenden herausgefunden - sind die beiden Seiten ein und derselben Energie, die für den inneren Transformationsprozess genutzt werden kann. Aus der Kommunion des Meisters Tilopa mit seinem Schüler Naropa entstammt der ´´Gesang vom Mahamudra´´ ein Dokument über den innersten Kern des tibetischen Tantra, der ´´Großen Lehre´´. Osho kommentiert diesen Klassiker und übersetzt den außergewöhnlichen Text in eine zeitgemäße Sprache.
A new edition of this perennial classic. ´´The best introductory work on Tibetan Buddhist tantra available today.´´ - Janet Gyatso, Harvard University. What is tantra? Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires. Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. It is precisely because our lives are so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire´s tremendous energy not just for pleasure, but to transform our lives. Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and relevant to 21st-century life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026768/bk_adbl_026768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over five lectures, Gavin Flood, professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion in the Theology and Religion Faculty at Campion Hall at Oxford University, gives an overview of the history, theory, and practice of Tantra. He explores aspects from the Śaiva Siddhānta tradition to the Non-Saiddhāntika, to Buddhist Tantra. He gives an overview of the many developments in thought, cosmologies, and the varied and fascinating practices that have emerged over the centuries. Session 1: Tantra in history, an overviewSession 2: The Śaiva Siddhānta Tradition, rituals, cosmology, initiation and liberationSession 3: The Non-Saiddhāntika traditions including the path of purity and the path of powerSession 4: Tantric Śaiva views of the self, the porous self & the gnostic self, Tantric meditationSession 5: Buddhist Tantra - Vajrayāna and the influence of ŚaivismGavin Flood is a Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion in the Theology and Religion Faculty and academic director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Gavin read Religious Studies and Social Anthropology at Lancaster University and taught at the universities of Wales (Lampeter) and Stirling before coming to Oxford. He was elected to membership of the British Academy in 2014. His research interests are in medieval Hindu texts (especially from the traditions of Shiva), comparative religion, and phenomenology. Two recent books are The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World (Oxford: Blackwell, 2013) and The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2014). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gavin Flood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159423/bk_acx0_159423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Tibetan spiritual life, the practice of body-based meditation has been revered throughout its history as a vital tool for cultivating spiritual awareness and physical well-being. Today, in a world overabundant with stimuli, these embodied practices are more relevant and useful than ever. Meditating with the Body guides you into the rejuvenating experience of body-based meditation to help you: ´´Digest´´ the stressful events and experiences of your day Settle and calm your mind Channel revitalizing energy throughout your body Connect with the healing effects of the earth (viewed in Tibetan Buddhism as a living, enlightened being) Uncover your body´s untapped powers of perception, intuition, and wisdom Join esteemed teacher Reggie Ray as he teaches you this complete series of six Tibetan-based meditations, including prana breathing, body awareness, abdominal breathing, earth-based meditation practice, and more. Note: Excerpted from the full-length audio course Buddhist Tantra. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reginald A. Ray, PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000670/sp_true_000670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a ´´wish-fulfilling jewel tree´´ for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone. With The Jewel Tree of Tibet, honored scholar and teacher Robert Thurman brings these insights to you as they were meant to be transmitted, through the spoken word. As a young seeker almost 40 years ago, Thurman first journeyed to Dharamsala, where he became the first Westerner ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Now, Thurman guides you lucidly through the unifying principles of Tibetan Buddhism´s many branches. You will discover Tibetan Buddhism´s detailed map of the ´´bliss state of enlightenment´´, the principles of tantra for opening the doors to ´´infinite compassion and continuity´´, and how to overcome the dangers of the spiritual quest to discover states of consciousness that transcend even death. Finally, here is Robert Thurman on audio, offering a rich and intellectually riveting retreat program, complete with many specific meditations and spiritual practices to fully immerse you in the mysteries of The Jewel Tree of Tibet. More than nine hours of compelling study with one of Tibetan Buddhism´s greatest teachers. LEARN MORE ABOUT: Eleven steps to create the spirit of enlightenment, here and now The truths of Padmasambhava, Naropa, Tsong Khapa, and other legendary sages Guided meditations to experience the blessings of ´´the wish-fulfilling gem tree´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Thurman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000231/sp_true_000231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eine Geschichte von Glück und Leid, von Scheitern und ErfolgKrieg und Intrigen, Leidenschaft und innere Suche zeichnen Lenjams Weg. Sie wächst gemeinsam mit ihrer Ziehschwester Nyima und deren wohlhabenden Eltern in Osttibet auf, in einer Welt voller Götter, Geister und Dämonen, doch zugleich in der geistigen Welt des tibetischen Buddhismus. Angetrieben von ihrem größten Wunsch, eine Yogini, Schülerin auf dem tantrischen Weg zu werden, findet sie Meister und Meisterinnen und erlernt das Geheimnis der spirituellen Partnerschaft - eine eindringliche Geschichte von Glück und Leiden, Scheitern und Erfolg und dem Weg, sich von beidem zu befreien. Ein Buch mit faszinierenden Frauengestalten, die heute wie damals inspirieren können.Olvedi, UlliUlli Olvedi ist Autorin mehrerer erfolgreicher Romane und Sachbücher, diplomierte Qigong-Lehrerin sowie ausgebildet in Atemarbeit, buddhistischer Philosophie/Psychologie und buddhistisch-tantrischer Meditation. Sie gründete eine Hochschule für traditionelle tibetische Medizin in Kathmandu, Nepal, und leitet den Tashi Delek e.V. zur Unterstützung exiltibetischer Klöster. Die Autorin lebt in der Nähe von München.