A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra

By Vessantara

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Focuses on the deities whose mantra recitation and colourful visualizations lie at the heart of the Tantra. This book includes descriptions of goddesses of wisdom; the lotus-born guru Padmasambhava and dakinis - wild-haired women who dance in the flames of freedom.

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Windhorse Publications

Windhorse Publications is a Buddhist charitable company based in the UK. They seek to produce accessible and relevant books of high quality for all those interested in Buddhism at whatever level. They are the main publisher of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. They seek to draw on the whole range of the Buddhist tradition, including translations of traditional texts, commentaries, biographies of Buddhists, and works on meditation.

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"A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra" is a fascinating insight into a subject that has captivated the imagination of many but remains mysterious and exotic to all but a few.Tantric deities? Who are they and what do they do?This volume focuses on the deities whose mantra recitation and colorful visualizations lie at the heart of the Tantra. We meet goddesses of wisdom, the prince of purity, the lotus-born guru Padmasambhava, and dakinis-- wild-haired women who dance in the flames of freedom. All, the peaceful and the wrathful alike, urge the reader to break through to wisdom, pointing out the true nature of reality with uncompromising vigor.Devoid of pop culture misperceptions, this guide is a window into the sometimes mysterious world of Buddhist Tantra. Vessantara explores the key characteristics of the Tantra in this magical fusion of the practical and the imaginative--giving us a direct insight in into the poetry and the power of the Tantra.A much-published and well-respected Buddhist author, meditator, and teacher, Vessantara is a senior member of the Western Buddhist Order. He holds a particular love for Tibetan Buddhism and is well-known as an effective storyteller. This is one of three volumes looking at Buddha figures in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Windhorse Publications
Publication Date 19 Sep 2008
SKU 9781899579853-grouped
Number of Pages 192

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