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Meditations on the Lower Tantras
Meditations on the Lower Tantras

Meditations on the Lower Tantras

by Glenn H Mullen

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Language

English

Publisher

Library of Tibetan Works & Archives

ISBN

8186470131 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 151

Binding

Paperback

Glenn H Mullen

Author: Glenn H Mullen
Compilor: Glenn H Mullen
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 151
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186470131

Description

The Collected Works of most Tibetan Lamas are adorned by a type of literature called Lha Drub or Deity Accomplishment; Yidam Drub-Khor or Concerning the Meditational Deity Practices; and also Drub-thab-Kun-du or Collection of Sadhanas. These deal with the various meditations related to the four (or six) tantra categories. It is from such sources in the Collected Works of the Dalai Lamas that the materials for this work have been drawn.

This work entitled Meditations on the Lower Tantras from the collected Works of the Dali Lamas makes no attempt to deal with the philosophical aspects of the Lower Tantras. Rather, its aim is simply to present a range of meditation manuals from the first stage of these systems. It should be noted here that most practitioners of the Higher Tantras also practice the Lower Tantras either from time to time or as a lifetime daily meditational endeavor. The First Dalai Lama, for example, a renowned practitioner of the Kalachakra Tantra, was even more famous for his applications to the Tara and Amitayus systems. Almost every Tibetan yogi today practices a daily sadhana of one or more of the Lower Tantra deities dealt with within the covers of this work.

Contents

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

EDITOR’S PREFACE

CHAPTER ONE

The Preliminaries of Initiation

CHAPTER TWO

THE AMITAYUS /AMITBHA TRADITIONS
An Amitayus Longevity Yoga
A Practice of Consciousness Transference

CHAPTER THREE

AVALOKITESHVARA, THE BODHISATTVA OF COMPASSION
A Meditation upon Four-armed Avalokiteshvara
The Steps of visualization for the Three Essential Moments
The Mantric Recitation of Arya Avalokiteshvara
The Fasting Practice of 11-Faced Avalokiteshvara
Brief Notes on the Fasting Practice

CHAPTER FOUR

MANJUSHRI, THE BODHISATTVA OF WISDOM
A Meditation upon Orange Manjushri
A White Manjushri Method

CHAPTER FIVE

ARYA TARA, SOURCE OF ENLIGHTENED ENERGY
The Longevity Method of White Tara
A Sadhana Focusing Upon Green Tara

CHAPTER SIX

MISCELLANEOUS DEITIES
A Method of Accomplishing white Achala
A Sadhana focusing on the bodhisattva Maitreya
The Immutable Sarasvati
A Sitatapatra Sadhana
A Vajra Vidarana Sadhana
A Vajrasattva Guru-Yoga Method

SOURCE REFERENCES

A NOTE ON THE SANSKRIT

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