Vajra Wisdom : Deity Practice in Tibetan Buddhism / Kunkyen Tenpe Nyima and Shechen Gyaltsap IV ; foreword by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche ; translated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee. - Boston & London : Snow Lion, 2012. - viii, 246 S.
Einheitssachtitel: bsKyed rim gyi zin bris cho ga spyi ʼgros ltar bkod pa man ṅag kun btus <engl.>
Beigefügtes Werk: bsKyed rim spyi'i rnam par bźag pa ñuṅ gsal go bder brjod pa rab gsal nor bu'i me loṅ / Źe-chen Rgyal-tshab Padma-ʼgyur-med-rnam-rgyal <engl.>
Vajra Wisdom presents the commentaries of two great nineteenth-century Nyingma masters that guide practitioners engaged in development stage practice through a series of straightforward instructions. The rarity of this kind of material in English makes it indispensable for practitioners and scholars alike.
The goal of development stage meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition is to directly realize the inseparability of phenomena and emptiness. Preceded by initiation and oral instructions, the practitioner arrives at this view through the profound methods of deity visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption. [Verlagsinformation]
Foreword by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. vii
Translators' Introduction. 1
The Compendium of Oral Instructions: General Notes and the Rituals of the Development Stage by Kunkyen Tenpe Nyima. 11
Illuminating Jewel Mirror: A Brief, Clear, and Comprehensible Overview of the Development Stage by Shechen Gyaltsap Pema Namgyal. 129
Khartrul Kunkyen Tenpe Nyima [Kun-mkhyen bsTan-paʼi-ñi-ma, 19. Jh.], recognized as a reincarnation of Śāntarakṣita, was a nineteenth-century master from Repkong, the homeland of Shabkar and many other masters. His father was Chöying Thobden Dorje, the author of the Treasury of Sūtras and Tantras, a landmark text widely studied in eastern Tibet. [Vgl. TBRC P1PD12763.]
Shechen Gyaltsap IV [Źe-chen Rgyal-tshab Padma-ʼgyur-med-rnam-rgyal, 1871-1926] spent most of his life in retreat and was one of the main teachers of the late Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. [Vgl. TBRC P235.]
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