The Generation Stage in Buddhist Tantra

This book offers an exceptionally clear and accessible presentation of the generation stage pratices of deity yoga.

Author: Rinpoche Gyatrul

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 155939952X

Category: Religion

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This book offers an exceptionally clear and accessible presentation of the generation stage pratices of deity yoga.

The Generation Stage in Buddhist Tantra

"This book offers an exceptionally clear and accessible presentation of the generation stage practices of deity yoga.

Author: Rinpoche Gyatrul

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004862858

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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"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."

Principles of Buddhist Tantra

Meditation on the protection wheel is not classified as one of the main practices
of the generation stage but rather as a preliminary practice that does not need to
be combined with meditation on birth, death, and the intermediate state.

Author: Kirti Tsenshap

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861712977

Category: Religion

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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.

Naked Seeing

Kālacakra's Visualized Generation Stage Buddhist tantric yogas are often divided
into two broad phases: a “generation stage” (utpatti-krama, bskyed rim) and a “
completion stage” (niṣpanna-krama, rdzogs rim). Generation stage yogas are ...

Author: Christopher Hatchell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199982905

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Buddhism is in many ways a visual tradition, with its well-known practices of visualization, its visual arts, its epistemological writings that discuss the act of seeing, and its literature filled with images and metaphors of light. Some Buddhist traditions are also visionary, advocating practices by which meditators seek visions that arise before their eyes. Naked Seeing investigates such practices in the context of two major esoteric traditions, the Wheel of Time (Kalacakra) and the Great Perfection (Dzogchen). Both of these experimented with sensory deprivation, and developed yogas involving long periods of dwelling in dark rooms or gazing at the open sky. These produced unusual experiences of seeing, which were used to pursue some of the classic Buddhist questions about appearances, emptiness, and the nature of reality. Along the way, these practices gave rise to provocative ideas and suggested that, rather than being apprehended through internal insight, religious truths might also be seen in the exterior world-realized through the gateway of the eyes. Christopher Hatchell presents the intellectual and literary histories of these practices, and also explores the meditative techniques and physiology that underlie their distinctive visionary experiences. The book also offers for the first time complete English translations of three major Tibetan texts on visionary practice: a Kalacakra treatise by Yumo Mikyo Dorjé, The Lamp Illuminating Emptiness, a Nyingma Great Perfection work called The Tantra of the Blazing Lamps, and a Bön Great Perfection work called Advice on the Six Lamps, along with a detailed commentary on this by Drugom Gyalwa Yungdrung.

Modern Buddhism The Path of Compassion and Wisdom Volume 2 Tantra

The practice of Highest Yoga Tantra can be divided into two stages: generation
stage and completion stage. In generation stage, through the power of correct
imagination arising from wisdom, Tantric practitioners generate themselves as ...

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications US

ISBN: 9781906665883

Category: Philosophy

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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]

Guhyasamaja Practice in the Arya Nagarjuna System The Generation Stage

In this book, Gyume Khensur Lobsang Jampa provides illuminating commentary on, and explanations of, every part of the self-generation ritual of Guhyasamaja.

Author: Lobsang Jampa

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781559394857

Category: Religion

Page: 784

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The Guhyasamaja Tantra is one of the Unexcelled Yoga Tantras of Vajrayana Buddhism. In the initial, generation-stage practice, one engages in a prescribed sequence of visualizations of oneself as an enlightened being in a divine environment in order to prepare one's mind and body to engage in the second stage- completion. The latter works directly with the subtle energies of one's mind and body and transforms them into the enlightened mind and body of a buddha. In this book, Gyume Khensur Lobsang Jampa provides illuminating commentary on, and explanations of, every part of the self-generation ritual of Guhyasamaja. These instructions, which are usually only imparted orally from master to student after the student has been initiated into the Guhyasamaja mandala, are now being published in English for the first time.

A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages

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 ...

Author: Je Tsongkhapa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614290353

Category: Religion

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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 from the writings of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Candrakirti, and Naropa to develop a definitive understanding of the Vajrayana completion stage. Whereas in the generation stage, meditators visualize the Buddha in the form of the deity residing in a mandala palace, in the completion stage discussed in the present volume, meditators transcend ordinary consciousness and actualize the state of a buddha themselves. Among other things, Tsongkhapa's work covers the subtle human physiology of channels and winds along with the process of dying, the bardo, and rebirth. This definitive statement on Guhyasamaja tantra profoundly affected the course of Buddhist practice in Tibet.

Tantra

Tantra is a fitting conclusion to the folksy and practical wisdom in the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series.

Author: Tashi Tsering

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614290117

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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There are a great many books now available describing the complex rituals and esoteric significance of the ancient practices of Buddhist tantra. But none take the friendly, helpful approach of Geshe Tashi Tsering's Foundation of Buddhist Thought series. Understanding the many questions Westerners have upon first encountering tantra's colorful imagery and veiled language, Geshe Tsering gives straight talk about deities, initiations, mandalas, and the various stages of tantric development. He even goes through a simple tantric compassion practice written by the Dalai Lama, using it to unpack the building blocks common to all such visualization techniques. Tantra is a fitting conclusion to the folksy and practical wisdom in the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series.

The Path of Tibetan Buddhism

As the path of Highest Yoga Tantra is explained in terms of meditation on the
three bodies of the Buddha, any generation stage practice in Highest Yoga
Tantra should incorporate these three aspects. The Nyingma texts describe this
process ...

Author: HIS HOLINESS, THE DALAI LAMA

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9789381398203

Category: Religion

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A remarkable and rare overview of the key aspects of Tibetan Buddhism provided by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Path of Tibetan Buddhism presents a clear and straightforward road map, to how we might end our experience of suffering and discover happiness, drawn by the most celebrated spiritual master of Buddhism – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In this insightful volume, not only does he describe what religion can contribute to mankind, but also accentuates the significance of truly practicing religion and understanding what it is that mankind really needs. Familiar for his ever-smiling face and his message of love, compassion and peace, he explains the three turnings of the wheel of dharma; the purpose and the means of generating the mind of enlightenment; and the twelve links of dependent arising, among other things. ‘The three principal aspects of the path’ and ‘the stages of the path to enlightenment’ based on Je Tsongkhapa’s (the famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism) own experience and realization have also been beautifully described by the Dalai Lama in great detail. Here's an easily accessible and illuminating glimpse into the core of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tantric Grounds and Paths

All the stages of the Tantric path to full enlightenment are described in breathtaking detail, making the publication of this book an event of major contemporary importance in the history of Buddhist literature.

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120817265

Category: Tantric Buddhism

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These days there is great interest in the practice of Tantra, and an urgent need for a comprehensive guide to its practice written by a fully qualified Tantric Master. Based on a completely pure lineage of instruction and practice that dates back to Buddha himself, Tantric Grounds and Paths meets this need by providing a definitive manual for Tantric practitioners. With remarkable clarity and authority Geshe Kelsand presents a comprehensive guide to the four classes of Tantra, including an extensive explanation of the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra. All the stages of the Tantric path to full enlightenment are described in breathtaking detail, making the publication of this book an event of major contemporary importance in the history of Buddhist literature. Contents Illustrations, Acknowledgements, Introduction, The Lower Tantras, Highest yoga Tantra, Generation Stage, Isolated Body, Isolated Speech and Isolated Mind, Illusory Body, Clear Light, and Union, The Final Results, Dedication, Appendix I-The Condensed Meaning of the text, Appendix II - The Preliminary Practices, Great Liberation of the Mother, Great Liberation of the Father, An Explanation of the Practice, Glossary, Bibliography, Study Programmes, Index.

Essence of Vajrayana

With this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains with clarity and precision how we can practice the sublime meditations of Heruka body mandala, and thereby gradually transform our ordinary world and experiences into those of ...

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications US

ISBN: 9781910368671

Category: Religion

Page: 704

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With this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains with clarity and precision how we can practice the sublime meditations of Heruka body mandala, and thereby gradually transform our ordinary world and experiences into those of a Buddha, a fully enlightened being. He follows this with definitive instructions on the completion stage practices that can lead directly to the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in this one lifetime. This is a treasury of practical instructions for those seriously interested in following the Tantric path. • The first complete explanation in English of the Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Heruka body mandala • Sublime methods for transforming our ordinary minds and attaining pure selfless joy • The actual method to accomplish the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in this lifetime

The World of Tibetan Buddhism

that in order to actualize the deity body, the first stage in tantric practice is the
Generation Stage; meditation on the nature of mind is the second stage; attaining
a stable conventional truth is the third stage; and purification of the conventional ...

Author: Dalai Lama

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719686

Category: Religion

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With characteristic humility, His Holiness the Dalai Lama begins this landmark survey of the entire Buddhist path by saying, "I think an overview of Tibetan Buddhism for the purpose of providing a comprehensive framework of the path may prove helpful in deepening your understanding and practice." In this book, the Dalai Lama delivers a presentation that is both concise and profound, accessible and engaging. As readers explore Tibetan Buddhism more fully than ever before, they will find in His Holiness a great friend and authority.

Guide to Dakini Land

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.

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120817257

Category: Tantric Buddhism

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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.

The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra

The GENERATION STAGE There are two stages of practice in Highest Yoga
Tantra — kyerim , the creation , or generation , stage , and tsogrim , the
completion , or fulfillment , stage . The generation stage is oriented around the
sadhana ...

Author: Rob Preece

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X030111172

Category: Psychology

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Seeks to clarify popular beliefs about the nature of tantric practice, explaining how tantra practitioners confront and work with strong emotions in order to promote more creative, loving, and healthier lifestyles. Original.

The New Guide to Dakini Land

This comprehensive guide provides a detailed and practical explanation of the two stages of Vajrayogini practice – generation stage and completion stage – and shows how we can integrate these practices into our daily life, thereby ...

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications US

ISBN: 9781906665517

Category: Religion

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Vajrayogini is a female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra, a manifestation of all Buddha’s wisdom. By engaging in the Tantric practice of Vajrayogini under the guidance of a qualified Spiritual Guide, sincere practitioners can completely purify their body, speech and mind and attain a state of full enlightenment, the ultimate goal of human life. This comprehensive guide provides a detailed and practical explanation of the two stages of Vajrayogini practice – generation stage and completion stage – and shows how we can integrate these practices into our daily life, thereby transforming every moment of our life into the path to enlightenment. It is a unique guide to becoming a Tantric enlightened being in the modern world.

Highest Yoga Tantra

This book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice. Highest Yoga Tantra is the pinnacle of tantric systems found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Author: Daniel Cozort

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1559392355

Category: Health & Fitness

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This book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice. Highest Yoga Tantra is the pinnacle of tantric systems found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Remarkable for its definitive clarity, this exposition of the stages of Highest Yoga Tantra is the first of its kind in the English language and a must for anyone interested in these highest tantras.

Buddhism Between Tibet and China

The result was a comprehensive work including the lower tantric practices and
various exoteric topics, together with ... In the fourth group, there are five works
dealing with the “generation stage” (Skt. utpattikrama, Ch. shengqi cidi; Tib.
bskyed ...

Author: Matthew Kapstein

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861718061

Category: Religion

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Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of their relationship, spanning from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 CE) to the present day. Annotated and contextualized by noted scholar Matthew Kapstein and others, the historical accounts that comprise this volume display the rich dialogue between Tibet and China in the areas of scholarship, the fine arts, politics, philosophy, and religion. This thoughtful book provides insight into the surprisingly complex history behind the relationship from a variety of geographical regions. Includes contributions from Rob Linrothe, Karl Debreczeny, Elliot Sperling, Paul Nietupski, Carmen Meinert, Gray Tuttle, Zhihua Yao, Ester Bianchi, Fabienne Jagou, Abraham Zablocki, and Matthew Kapstein.

Vajrayogini

For N›g›rjuna, the declaration of the two truths follows his assertion that all
categories, including Buddhist ones, are empty. ... Isaacson suggests that the
parallel distinction between generation and perfection stages serves a similar
function. ... or safeguards the teachings of the generation stage (which are after
all the majority of tantric teachings) by proposing that they are a first stage, or a
necessary ...

Author: Elizabeth English

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861716579

Category: Religion

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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.

The K lacakra Tantra

This is the first complete English translation of the fourth chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the Stainless Light.

Author: Mañjuśrīyaśa

Publisher: Aibs

ISBN: 0975373447

Category: Philosophy

Page: 379

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This is the first complete English translation of the fourth chapter of the esoteric Buddhist Kalacakratantra text, and its eleventh-century commentary, the "Stainless Light." This chapter describes the Buddhist tantric practice of the stage of generation, including the instructions on the protection of the place of practice, the meditative practices of the origination of the body, and yogic practices of the stage of generation. The translation is supplemented with copious annotations and references to Tibetan commentaries and other Buddhist works.

Sources of Tibetan Tradition

Through the force of his innate and cultivated virtues, his esteem increased for
the generation and completion stages of the profound inner science [of Buddhist
tantra]. He invited to serve as abbots of this [royal temple, Lhündrup Teng] the ...

Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509787

Category: History

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The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.