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“An impressive contribution to the growing body of Buddhist literature for an English-reading audience.”—The Midwest Book Review

THE BLISS OF INNER FIRE

Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa

Lama Thubten Yeshe Robina Courtin Ailsa Cameron

In the classic bestseller, Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe offered a profound and wonderfully clear glimpse into the sophisticated practices of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. This present book, the last major teachings of this great lama, opens up the world of advanced practices for Highest Yoga Tantra initiates in much the same way his earlier work opened up the world of tantra in general.

Following Je Tsongkhapa’s (1357-1419 C.E.) text Having the Three Convictions, Lama Yeshe introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six, the practice of inner fire (tummo). Mastery of inner fire quickly brings the mind to its most refined and penetrating state—the experience of clear light, an extra-ordinarily powerful state of mind that is unequaled in its ability to directly realize ultimate reality.

Lama Yeshe felt that twentieth-century Westerners could easily grasp the often misunderstood ideas of this esoteric tradition: “We really need tantra these days because there is a tremendous explosion of delusion and distraction.and we need the atomic energy of inner fire to blast us out of our delusion.”

Lama Yeshe’s aim was for his students to actually taste the experience of inner fire rather than merely gain an intellectual understanding. Lama’s own realization of the transformative power of these practices comes through, inspiring his students to discover for themselves their own capacity for inexhaustible bliss.


Read Tsongkhapa’s biography at the Treasury of Lives.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $17.95
  • ISBN 9780861711369
  • ebook
  • 256 pages
  • $12.99
  • ISBN 9780861719785
about the author
The Bliss of Inner Fire

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–84) was born in Tibet and educated at the great Sera Monastic University. He fled the Chinese oppression in 1959. In the late 1960s, with his chief disciple Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, he began teaching Buddhism to Westerners at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1975 they founded the international Buddhist organization the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which now has more than 160 centers, projects, and services worldwide.

Other books by Lama Thubten Yeshe:
Becoming the Compassion Buddha
Becoming Vajrasattva
When the Chocolate Runs Out
Mahamudra
Wisdom Energy
When the Chocolate Runs Out
Introduction to Tantra

The Bliss of Inner Fire

Ordained since the late 1970s, Ven. Robina has worked full time since then for Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s FPMT. Over the years she has served as editorial director of Wisdom Publications, editor of Mandala Magazine, executive director of Liberation Prison Project, and as a touring teacher of Buddhism. Her life and work with prisoners have been featured in the documentary films Chasing Buddha and Key to Freedom.

Other books by Robina Courtin:
Becoming the Compassion Buddha

The Bliss of Inner Fire

Ordained in 1987, Venerable Ailsa Cameron is a close student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and has been editing his teachings since 1984. She lives at the Chenrezig Institute in Queensland, Australia.

Other books by Ailsa Cameron:
Ultimate Healing

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