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Secret of the Vajra World: The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet-- by Reginald A. Ray
Secret of the Vajra World: The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet-- by Reginald A. Ray

Enter into the colorful world of tantric Buddhism, with its unique visualizations, liturgies, initiations, and "inner yogas" as practiced in Tibet and conveyed by Tibetan masters teaching in the West. Using nontechnical language, engaging stories, and personal anecdotes, Reginald Ray demonstrates how the practice of tantra opens up an appreciation for ordinary life -- the world of sensory experience, of pleasure and pain -- as the place where ultimate revelation occurs. The book covers such topics as

--the tantric view of human nature and the external world

--the preliminary practices that prepare the student for full initiation

--the special role of the guru, or tantric mentor

--the tradition of the tulku, or incarnate lama

--the practice of solitary retreat, the epitome of traditional Tibetan Buddhism.

Secret of the Vajra World is the companion volume to the author's earlier book, Indestructible Truth. Together, the two volumes provide a broad introduction to the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Reginald A. Ray is Professor of Buddhist Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and a member of the graduate faculty of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Colorado.

524 pp. Illustrated.

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