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“Geshe Tashi’s insights can be enjoyed by a wide audience of both specialists and newcomers to the Buddhist tradition.”—Thupten Jinpa, principal translator for the Dalai Lama and director of the Institute of Tibetan Classics

TANTRA

The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 6

Geshe Tashi Tsering Gordon McDougall

In this sixth and final volume in the Foundation of Buddhist Thought series, Geshe Tashi Tsering brings his familiar, helpful approach to the esoteric practices of Buddhist tantra. Anticipating the many questions Westerners have upon first encountering tantra’s colorful imagery and veiled language, Tantra uses straight talk to explain deities, initiations, mandalas, and the body’s subtle physiology of channels and chakras.

Tantric Buddhism provides a quick avenue to buddhahood by means of dissolving the body’s wind energies into the central channel at the heart, mimicking the transformations of consciousness that occur at the time of death. Guiding readers systematically from tantra’s generation stage through to the full enlightenment of the completion stage, Geshe Tashi Tsering even unpacks a simple compassion practice composed by the Dalai Lama, using it to illustrate the building blocks common to all such visualization techniques.

Tantra is a fitting conclusion to this accessible and practical series.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9781614290117
  • ebook
  • 240 pages
  • $12.99
  • ISBN 9781614290124
about the author
Tantra

Geshe Tashi Tsering was born in Tibet in 1958 and received his Geshe Lharampa degree (similar to a doctorate in divinity) from Sera Monastery in India in 1987. Since 1994, he has been the guiding teacher of the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, while also teaching at other Buddhist centers worldwide.

Other books by Geshe Tashi Tsering:
Buddhist Psychology
The Awakening Mind
Emptiness
Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth

Tantra

Gordon McDougall was director of Cham Tse Ling, the FPMT’s Hong Kong center, for two years in the 1980s and worked for Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London from 2000 to 2007. He helped develop the Foundation of Buddhist Thought study program and administered it for seven years. Since 2008 he has been editing Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s lamrim teachings for Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s FPMT Lineage series.

Other books by Gordon McDougall:
Buddhist Psychology
The Awakening Mind
Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth

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