Yoga Journal

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Yoga Journal

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

The Lotus-born

The Lotus-born PDF Author: Yeshe Tsogyal
Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
ISBN: 9789627341550
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 340

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In English for the first time is the complete story of how Buddhism was planted in Tibet. The Lotus-Born is a translation of a biography that was concealed as terma treasure—as protection from the changes of time—and revealed centuries later ba a tertön, a reincarnation of an accomplished student of Padmasambhava who had made the aspiration to benefit people in future generations. Also included are 'A Clarification of the Life of Padmasambhava,' by Tsele Natsok Rangdröl, an extensive glossary and index, and a bibliography of Tibetan and English sources. The endnotes and the glossary are drawn from authentic ancient scriptures, intended to illuminate the historical background of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings.

Tantra Yoga Secrets

Tantra Yoga Secrets PDF Author: Mukunda Stiles
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609253620
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 384

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The practice of Tantra Yoga is considered to be the highest and most rapid path to enlightenment. Master teacher Mukunda Stiles offers 18 lessons in Tantra Yoga, a practice of transformational self-healing in which we can deepen awareness of our bodies, their energy forces, and the connections to the natural world around you and those you love. While many movements today describe tantra as a sexual practice promising longer and better orgasms, increased stamina, and ecstasy, the real Tantra aims to awaken Kundalini, the dormant potential force in the human personality. The Tantra tradition includes a vast range of practical teachings leading to the expansion of human consciousness and the liberation of primal energy. By heightening their awareness to this connective energy, readers will learn to embrace and develop a higher level of intimacy, the heart of tantra. Stiles explains this intimate and life-changing practice with grace, structure, and clarity--an easy-to-follow Tantra Yoga workshop in book form. Tantra Yoga Secrets will empower readers to overcome emotions, gain new knowledge, and live a more fulfilling spiritual lifestyle.

The Esoteric Community Tantra with The Illuminating Lamp

The Esoteric Community Tantra with The Illuminating Lamp PDF Author: Great Vajradhara
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1949163172
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 568

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A new presentation of Tantra with its most renowned commentary by one of the foremost translator/scholar teams of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. This volume is a translation of the first twelve chapters of The Glorious Esoteric Community Great King of Tantras (Sri Guhyasamaja Maha-tantra-raja), along with the commentary called The Illuminating Lamp (Pradipoddyotana-nama-tika), a commentary in Sanskrit on this tantra by the seventh-century Buddhist intellectual and tantric scholar-adept Chandrakirti. Regarded by Indo-Tibetan tradition as the esoteric scripture wherein the Buddha revealed in greatest detail the actual psycho-physical process of his enlightenment, The Esoteric Community Tantra is a preeminent text of the class of scriptures known to Indian Buddhist scholar-adepts as great yoga tantra, and later to their Tibetan successors as unexcelled yoga tantra. The Illuminating Lamp presents a system of interpretive guidelines according to which the cryptic meanings of all tantras might be extracted in order to engage the ritual and yogic practices taught therein. Applying its interpretive strategies to the text of The Esoteric Community Tantra, The Illuminating Lamp articulates a synthetic, “vajra vehicle” (vajrayana) discourse that locates tantric practices and ideals squarely within the cosmological and institutional frameworks of exoteric Mahayana Buddhism.

An Introduction to Buddhism and Tantric Meditation

An Introduction to Buddhism and Tantric Meditation PDF Author: His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
ISBN: 9380359543
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 62

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The teachings of the Buddha can be summarised as dealing with conduct and view. Conduct refers to the way we should behave, which is essentially to be non-violence. The Buddha counseled us to help each other if we can, and if we cannot at least to avoid doing one another harm. View refers to the way we understand how things exist. The Buddha explained that nothing exists of its own accord in isolation. Everything exists in dependence on something else, the result of a variety of causes and conditions. His Holiness was requested to compose A Tantric Meditation to give an opportunity to people seriously interested in finding out about the practice of tantra the opportunity to do so without the necessity of receiving prior empowerment. Consequently, it includes a simple process of visualization, recitation of the traditional seven branch rite, recitation of mantras and dissolution of the visualised meditational deities into emptiness. If it is performed with faith, this meditation can be a source of great mental purification and merit but whether you do so or not is entirely up to the individual. If the teachings of the Buddha are to help us make spiritual progress it is also most important that we familiarise ourselves with them regularly, either by listening to them or by reading.

Tantric Yoga

Tantric Yoga PDF Author: Gavin Frost
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120812314
Category : Chakras
Languages : en
Pages : 306

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Advanced text discusses the inherent quadrality of the Gods and Goddesses, and how creation systems work. Through a series of meditations and visualizations, the authors show how knudalini energy can be safely activated and cycled, bringing you through a psychic loop that empowers you to discover new knowledge, and bring it back into consciousness with you.

Tantric Grounds and Paths

Tantric Grounds and Paths PDF Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120817265
Category : Tantric Buddhism
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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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.

Principles of Buddhist Tantra

Principles of Buddhist Tantra PDF Author: Kirti Tsenshap
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861716884
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 432

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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.

Tantra in Practice

Tantra in Practice PDF Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691190453
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 640

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As David White explains in the Introduction to Tantra in Practice, Tantra is an Asian body of beliefs and practices that seeks to channel the divine energy that grounds the universe, in creative and liberating ways. The subsequent chapters reflect the wide geographical and temporal scope of Tantra by examining thirty-six texts from China, India, Japan, Nepal, and Tibet, ranging from the seventh century to the present day, and representing the full range of Tantric experience--Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, and even Islamic. Each text has been chosen and translated, often for the first time, by an international expert in the field who also provides detailed background material. Students of Asian religions and general readers alike will find the book rich and informative. The book includes plays, transcribed interviews, poetry, parodies, inscriptions, instructional texts, scriptures, philosophical conjectures, dreams, and astronomical speculations, each text illustrating one of the diverse traditions and practices of Tantra. Thus, the nineteenth-century Indian Buddhist Garland of Gems, a series of songs, warns against the illusion of appearance by referring to bees, yogurt, and the fire of Malaya Mountain; while fourteenth-century Chinese Buddhist manuscripts detail how to prosper through the Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper by burning incense, making offerings to scriptures, and chanting incantations. In a transcribed conversation, a modern Hindu priest in Bengal candidly explains how he serves the black Goddess Kali and feeds temple skulls lentils, wine, or rice; a seventeenth-century Nepalese Hindu praise-poem hammered into the golden doors to the temple of the Goddess Taleju lists a king's faults and begs her forgiveness and grace. An introduction accompanies each text, identifying its period and genre, discussing the history and influence of the work, and identifying points of particular interest or difficulty. The first book to bring together texts from the entire range of Tantric phenomena, Tantra in Practice continues the Princeton Readings in Religions series. The breadth of work included, geographic areas spanned, and expert scholarship highlighting each piece serve to expand our understanding of what it means to practice Tantra.

Yoga Journal

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Pages : 72

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal PDF Author:
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Languages : en
Pages : 84

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

The Lotus-born

The Lotus-born PDF Author: Yeshe Tsogyal
Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
ISBN: 9789627341550
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 340

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Book Description
In English for the first time is the complete story of how Buddhism was planted in Tibet. The Lotus-Born is a translation of a biography that was concealed as terma treasure—as protection from the changes of time—and revealed centuries later ba a tertön, a reincarnation of an accomplished student of Padmasambhava who had made the aspiration to benefit people in future generations. Also included are 'A Clarification of the Life of Padmasambhava,' by Tsele Natsok Rangdröl, an extensive glossary and index, and a bibliography of Tibetan and English sources. The endnotes and the glossary are drawn from authentic ancient scriptures, intended to illuminate the historical background of the Tibetan Buddhist teachings.

Tantra Yoga Secrets

Tantra Yoga Secrets PDF Author: Mukunda Stiles
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609253620
Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 384

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Book Description
The practice of Tantra Yoga is considered to be the highest and most rapid path to enlightenment. Master teacher Mukunda Stiles offers 18 lessons in Tantra Yoga, a practice of transformational self-healing in which we can deepen awareness of our bodies, their energy forces, and the connections to the natural world around you and those you love. While many movements today describe tantra as a sexual practice promising longer and better orgasms, increased stamina, and ecstasy, the real Tantra aims to awaken Kundalini, the dormant potential force in the human personality. The Tantra tradition includes a vast range of practical teachings leading to the expansion of human consciousness and the liberation of primal energy. By heightening their awareness to this connective energy, readers will learn to embrace and develop a higher level of intimacy, the heart of tantra. Stiles explains this intimate and life-changing practice with grace, structure, and clarity--an easy-to-follow Tantra Yoga workshop in book form. Tantra Yoga Secrets will empower readers to overcome emotions, gain new knowledge, and live a more fulfilling spiritual lifestyle.

The Esoteric Community Tantra with The Illuminating Lamp

The Esoteric Community Tantra with The Illuminating Lamp PDF Author: Great Vajradhara
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1949163172
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 568

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Book Description
A new presentation of Tantra with its most renowned commentary by one of the foremost translator/scholar teams of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. This volume is a translation of the first twelve chapters of The Glorious Esoteric Community Great King of Tantras (Sri Guhyasamaja Maha-tantra-raja), along with the commentary called The Illuminating Lamp (Pradipoddyotana-nama-tika), a commentary in Sanskrit on this tantra by the seventh-century Buddhist intellectual and tantric scholar-adept Chandrakirti. Regarded by Indo-Tibetan tradition as the esoteric scripture wherein the Buddha revealed in greatest detail the actual psycho-physical process of his enlightenment, The Esoteric Community Tantra is a preeminent text of the class of scriptures known to Indian Buddhist scholar-adepts as great yoga tantra, and later to their Tibetan successors as unexcelled yoga tantra. The Illuminating Lamp presents a system of interpretive guidelines according to which the cryptic meanings of all tantras might be extracted in order to engage the ritual and yogic practices taught therein. Applying its interpretive strategies to the text of The Esoteric Community Tantra, The Illuminating Lamp articulates a synthetic, “vajra vehicle” (vajrayana) discourse that locates tantric practices and ideals squarely within the cosmological and institutional frameworks of exoteric Mahayana Buddhism.

An Introduction to Buddhism and Tantric Meditation

An Introduction to Buddhism and Tantric Meditation PDF Author: His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
ISBN: 9380359543
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 62

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Book Description
The teachings of the Buddha can be summarised as dealing with conduct and view. Conduct refers to the way we should behave, which is essentially to be non-violence. The Buddha counseled us to help each other if we can, and if we cannot at least to avoid doing one another harm. View refers to the way we understand how things exist. The Buddha explained that nothing exists of its own accord in isolation. Everything exists in dependence on something else, the result of a variety of causes and conditions. His Holiness was requested to compose A Tantric Meditation to give an opportunity to people seriously interested in finding out about the practice of tantra the opportunity to do so without the necessity of receiving prior empowerment. Consequently, it includes a simple process of visualization, recitation of the traditional seven branch rite, recitation of mantras and dissolution of the visualised meditational deities into emptiness. If it is performed with faith, this meditation can be a source of great mental purification and merit but whether you do so or not is entirely up to the individual. If the teachings of the Buddha are to help us make spiritual progress it is also most important that we familiarise ourselves with them regularly, either by listening to them or by reading.

Tantric Yoga

Tantric Yoga PDF Author: Gavin Frost
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120812314
Category : Chakras
Languages : en
Pages : 306

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Book Description
Advanced text discusses the inherent quadrality of the Gods and Goddesses, and how creation systems work. Through a series of meditations and visualizations, the authors show how knudalini energy can be safely activated and cycled, bringing you through a psychic loop that empowers you to discover new knowledge, and bring it back into consciousness with you.

Tantric Grounds and Paths

Tantric Grounds and Paths PDF Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120817265
Category : Tantric Buddhism
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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Book Description
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.

Principles of Buddhist Tantra

Principles of Buddhist Tantra PDF Author: Kirti Tsenshap
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861716884
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 432

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Book Description
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.

Tantra in Practice

Tantra in Practice PDF Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691190453
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 640

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Book Description
As David White explains in the Introduction to Tantra in Practice, Tantra is an Asian body of beliefs and practices that seeks to channel the divine energy that grounds the universe, in creative and liberating ways. The subsequent chapters reflect the wide geographical and temporal scope of Tantra by examining thirty-six texts from China, India, Japan, Nepal, and Tibet, ranging from the seventh century to the present day, and representing the full range of Tantric experience--Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, and even Islamic. Each text has been chosen and translated, often for the first time, by an international expert in the field who also provides detailed background material. Students of Asian religions and general readers alike will find the book rich and informative. The book includes plays, transcribed interviews, poetry, parodies, inscriptions, instructional texts, scriptures, philosophical conjectures, dreams, and astronomical speculations, each text illustrating one of the diverse traditions and practices of Tantra. Thus, the nineteenth-century Indian Buddhist Garland of Gems, a series of songs, warns against the illusion of appearance by referring to bees, yogurt, and the fire of Malaya Mountain; while fourteenth-century Chinese Buddhist manuscripts detail how to prosper through the Seven Stars of the Northern Dipper by burning incense, making offerings to scriptures, and chanting incantations. In a transcribed conversation, a modern Hindu priest in Bengal candidly explains how he serves the black Goddess Kali and feeds temple skulls lentils, wine, or rice; a seventeenth-century Nepalese Hindu praise-poem hammered into the golden doors to the temple of the Goddess Taleju lists a king's faults and begs her forgiveness and grace. An introduction accompanies each text, identifying its period and genre, discussing the history and influence of the work, and identifying points of particular interest or difficulty. The first book to bring together texts from the entire range of Tantric phenomena, Tantra in Practice continues the Princeton Readings in Religions series. The breadth of work included, geographic areas spanned, and expert scholarship highlighting each piece serve to expand our understanding of what it means to practice Tantra.