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Secret of the Vajra world : the tantric Buddhism of Tibet

Author: Reginald A Ray
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala : Distributed in the United States by Random House, and in Canada by Random House of Canada, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reginald A Ray
ISBN: 157062917X 9781570629174 157062772X 9781570627729
OCLC Number: 49844522
Description: xvi, 524 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part one. Foundations of Vajrayana : --
The Indian prelude --
How the Vajrayana came to Tibet : THE early spreading od the Dharma --
How the Vajrayana came to Tibet : the later spreading and beyond --
The Vajrayana in the context of the three-yana journey --
The view of Vajrayana --
Part two. Entering the Vajra world --
Some initial Vajrayana perspectives --
The world beyond thought --
The Vajra master --
Entering the Vajrayana path --
Tantric practice: meditation on the yidam --
Subtleties of practice : the inner yogas --
Part three. Meeting the essence of mind --
Mahamudra : the great symbol --
Dzokchen: the great perfection --
Part four. Tantric applications --
Lessons in mortality : death and dying in Tantric practice --
Bodhisattvas in the world : Tulkus reincarnate Lamas --
Themes of a Tlku's life --
The practice of retreat --
The passing of a realized master.
Responsibility: Reginald A. Ray ; foreword by Tulku Thondup.
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