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Secret of the Vajra World: The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet
This book provides an entrée into the Tantric (or Vajrayana) Buddhism of Tibet, as conveyed by Tibetan masters teaching in the West, and as received by their Western students. The Tantric tradition is a unique collection of lesser-known texts, concepts, and meditation practices that are usually made available only to experienced and specially initiated practitioners.
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Paperback, 544 pages
Published July 23rd 2002 by Shambhala
(first published May 22nd 2001)
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More of a historical overview than a dharma book, Reggie Ray’s follow-up to Indestructible Truth is a fascinating, in-depth look at the tantric element in Tibetan Buddhism. Always articulate and lucid, Ray makes the most esoteric aspects of Tibetan Buddhism both accessible and digestible to the average reader. If you are an experienced meditator, it may inspire you to more fully explore the possibilities inherent in your practice. A heartbreaking reminder of just how profound a treasure was lost ...more
Both books in this series are highly recommended for beginning and intermediate Vajrayana practitioners who seek a deeper grounding and context for their practice. This book is particularly helpful in that it lucidly brings together concepts that otherwise are rarely found in the same place or clearly contextualized in relation to the whole.