The Esoteric Community Tantra With The Illuminating Lamp

The Esoteric Community Tantra with The Illuminating Lamp
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Category Religion
Total Pages 568
ISBN 9781949163179
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A new presentation of Tantra with its most renowned commentary by one of the foremost translator/scholar teams of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. This volume is a translation of the first twelve chapters of The Glorious Esoteric Community Great King of Tantras (Sri Guhyasamaja Maha-tantra-raja), along with the commentary called The Illuminating Lamp (Pradipoddyotana-nama-tika), a commentary in Sanskrit on this tantra by the seventh-century Buddhist intellectual and tantric scholar-adept Chandrakirti. Regarded by Indo-Tibetan tradition as the esoteric scripture wherein the Buddha revealed in greatest detail the actual psycho-physical process of his enlightenment, The Esoteric Community Tantra is a preeminent text of the class of scriptures known to Indian Buddhist scholar-adepts as great yoga tantra, and later to their Tibetan successors as unexcelled yoga tantra. The Illuminating Lamp presents a system of interpretive guidelines according to which the cryptic meanings of all tantras might be extracted in order to engage the ritual and yogic practices taught therein. Applying its interpretive strategies to the text of The Esoteric Community Tantra, The Illuminating Lamp articulates a synthetic, “vajra vehicle” (vajrayana) discourse that locates tantric practices and ideals squarely within the cosmological and institutional frameworks of exoteric Mahayana Buddhism.

The Esoteric Community Tantra with The Illuminating Lamp
  • Author : Great Vajradhara,Chandrakirti
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05

A new presentation of Tantra with its most renowned commentary by one of the foremost translator/scholar teams of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. This volume is a translation of the first twelve chapters of The Glorious Esoteric Community Great King of Tantras (Sri Guhyasamaja Maha-tantra-raja), along with the commentary called

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The Brilliantly Illuminating Lamp of the Five Stages
  • Author : Tsong Khapa
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06

The most important commentary on Vajrayana from the founder of the Dalai Lama's school of Buddhism. The Brilliantly Illuminating Lamp of the Five Stages (rim lnga rab tu gsal ba’i sgron me) is Tsong Khapa’s most important commentary on the perfection stage practices of the Esoteric Community (Guhyasamaja),

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Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages  Rim Lnga Rab Tu Gsal Ba i Sgron Me    Practical Instruction in the King of Tantras  The Glorious Esoteric Community
  • Author : Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa,Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2010

The present work is the cornerstone of our Jey Yabsey Sungbum Collection, a subset of our Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series. Comprised of the collected works of Tsong Khapa Losang Drakpa (1357-1419) and His Spiritual Sons, Gyaltsap Darma Rinchen (1364-1432) and Khedrup Gelek Pelsang (1385-1438), this Collection is a

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Guhyasamaja Practice in the Arya Nagarjuna System  Volume One
  • Author : Gyumé Khensur Lobsang Jampa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-12-17

Complete instructions on how to practice the generation stage of Guhyasamaja from a contemporary Tibetan Buddhist master, with a new English translation of the self-generation ritual. The Guhyasamāja Tantra is one of the Unexcelled Yoga Tantras of Vajrayana Buddhism. In the initial, generation-stage practice, one engages in a prescribed

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The Vajra Rosary Tantra  Vajramalatantra
  • Author : David Kittay
  • Publisher : Amer Inst of Buddhist Studies
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01

This is a study and first complete English translation of the Vajra Rosary Tantra (Skt. Vajramala, Tib. rdo rje phreng ba), one of the key Explanatory Tantras of the Secret Community (Skt. Guhyasamaja) and other Tantric systems. The text describes how, after the prerequisite preparations and realizations of the bodhisattva

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A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages
  • Author : Je Tsongkhapa
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-19

Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages (1419) is a comprehensive presentation of the highest yoga class of Buddhist tantra, especially the key practices - the so-called five stages (pancakrama) - of the advanced phase of Guhyasamaja tantra. Beginning with a thorough examination of the Indian sources, Tsongkhapa draws particularly

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Reason s Traces
  • Author : Matthew Kapstein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-08

Reason's Traces addresses some of the key questions in the study of Indian and Buddhist thought: the analysis of personal identity and of ultimate reality, the interpretation of Tantric texts and traditions, and Tibetan approaches to the interpretation of Indian sources. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship, Reason's Traces

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The Tara Tantra
  • Author : Susan A. Landesman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19

A groundbreaking English translation of a key tantric text in the history of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. This volume contains an English translation of the “root text” of the Tara-mula-kalpa, a scripture-ritual compendium that captures an important Buddhist tantric tradition in mid-formation. In this regard it is utterly unique and unlike any

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Sounds of Innate Freedom
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-12-29

The first volume in an historic and noteworthy 6-volume series containing many of the first English translations of the classic mahamudra literature compiled by the Seventh Karmapa. Sounds of Innate Freedom: The Indian Texts of Mahamudra is an historic six-volume series containing many of the first English translations of classic

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Man of Peace
  • Author : William Meyers,Robert A.F. Thurman,Michael G. Burbank
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13

Why the "life story" of the Dalai Lama? It is a story of one man taking on an empire, calling for truth, peace, and justice for his Tibetan people. Here, in full color for the first time, people can come to know the whole drama of his lifelong struggle. Since

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Essence of the Ocean of Attainments
  • Author : Penpa Dorjee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05

A comprehensive guide to the creation stage of the Guhyasamaja. The Essence of the Ocean of Attainments (Dngos grub rgya mtsho’i snying po) is a commentary on the creation stage of the Guhyasamaja Tantra written by the illustrious Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsen (1570–1662). The practice of Guhyasamaja, one

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The Vajra Rosary Tantra
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11

The first English translation of the Vajra Rosary Tantra, with extensive annotations from Alamkakalasha's Commentary, with a detailed introduction by the author. The Vajra Rosary is perhaps the most significant and detailed teaching attributed to Buddha instructing a practitioner how to overcome the 108 energies and their related conceptions that circulate

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Recognition Sutras
  • Author : Christopher Wallis
  • Publisher : Mattamayura Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-06

One thousand years ago, in the valley of Kashmir, a great Tantric master named Kshemaraja wrote his masterpiece: the Pratyabhijnahrdayam, which means "The Essence of the Recognition Philosophy". This text was a concise primer, written to introduce spiritual seekers to the Recognition philosophy in less formally philosophical, more approachable language.

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Tantra Illuminated
  • Author : Christopher D. Wallis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013

Tantra Illuminated takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West s discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for

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Buddha Nature
  • Author : Arya Maitreya,Jamgon Kongtru Lodro Taye,Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14

The Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand the ground of enlightenment and the nature and qualities of buddhahood. All sentient beings, without exception, have buddha nature—the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit nor

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