The Generation Stage in Buddhist Tantra

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2005-04-08
  • Publisher: Snow Lion
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This book offers an exceptionally clear and accessible presentation of the generation stage pratices of deity yoga.

Author Biography

Gyatrul Rinpoche co-founded the Pacific Region Yeshe Nyingpo centers on the West Coast.

Table of Contents

List of Platesp. 7
A Brief Biography of Gyatrul Rinpochep. 9
Prefacep. 11
General Introductionp. 15
The General Preliminariesp. 23
The Four Thoughtsp. 27
Refugep. 29
Bodhicittap. 34
The Specific Preliminariesp. 37
Clearing Away Non-conducive Circumstancesp. 37
Expelling Negative and Demonic Forcesp. 37
Establishing the Wheel of Protectionp. 39
Establishing Conducive Conditionsp. 41
Descent of the Blessingsp. 41
Blessing the Offering Materialsp. 42
The Actual Practice: The Yoga of Meditative Equipoise-Part Ip. 45
The Yoga of the Physical Mudrap. 46
The Three Meditative Absorptionsp. 46
Generating the Support and Supporting Mandalasp. 52
Invoking the Primordial Wisdom Being and Requesting Stabilityp. 70
Homage, Offering and Praisep. 72
Training in the Visualization of the Principal Deityp. 83
The Actual Practice: The Yoga of Meditative Equipoise-Part IIp. 89
The Yoga of Speech Recitationp. 89
General Understandingp. 89
Particular Necessity for Practicep. 90
The Actual Nature of Recitationp. 91
Different Types of Recitationp. 94
Manner of Reciting Mantrasp. 97
Number of Recitationsp. 104
Activity Upon Completionp. 105
The Actual Practice: The Yoga of Meditative Equipoise-Part IIIp. 109
The Yoga of Clear Lightp. 109
The Actual Practice: The Yoga of Arising from Equipoisep. 113
The Completionp. 115
Platesp. 119
Appendicesp. 129
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