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“A welcome and intriguing addition to the growing body of tantric literature available in English.”—Altar

TANTRIC ETHICS

An Explanation of the Precepts for Buddhist Vajrayana Practice

Tsongkhapa Gareth Sparham

Tantra, or Vajrayana, Buddhism is a set of esoteric practices that involve mantra recitation and complex visualizations. Tantra constitutes the fabric of a Tibetan Buddhist’s daily practice, but no practice of tantra can be successful without adherence to the tantric precepts, the highest of three complementary sets of vows. Tsongkhapa is perhaps the greatest philosopher ever produced by Tibet’s Buddhist culture, and this book is a translation of his explanation of the tantric precepts.


Read Tsongkhapa’s biography at the Treasury of Lives.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9780861712908
  • ebook
  • 208 pages
  • $12.99
  • ISBN 9780861717804
about the author
Tantric Ethics

Tsongkhapa Losang Dragpa (1357–1419) was one of the finest scholar-practitioners in Tibetan Buddhism. Renowned for both his written works and his meditative accomplishments, he founded the Gelug school, which produced the lineage of the Dalai Lamas.

Other books by Tsongkhapa:
Brilliantly Illuminating Lamp of the Five Stages
Illumination of the Hidden Meaning, Vol. 2
Illumination of the Hidden Meaning, Vol. 1
The Splendor of an Autumn Moon
A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages
Tsongkhapa’s Praise for Dependent Relativity

Tantric Ethics

Gareth Sparham was a monk for more than twenty years and an oral interpreter for many learned lamas while living in India. He holds a PhD in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia. The author and translator of numerous works, many focusing on the writings of Tsongkhapa, he has taught Tibetan language at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the University of California at Berkeley. He lives with his wife in Walnut Creek, California. 

Other books by Gareth Sparham:
Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea

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