Author: Geshe Kelsang GyatsoPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 272ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120817265
How to enter, progress on, and complete the Vajrayana pathWhat is the relationship between Sutra and Tantra?How to enter and progress in Vajrayana practice through the four classes of TantraHow to complete the path to full enlightenment through the practice of Highest Yoga TantraThese days there is great interest in the practice of Tantra, and an urgent need for a comprehensive guide to its practice written by a fully qualified Tantric Master. Based on a completely pure lineage of instruction and practice that dates back to Buddha himself, Tantric Grounds and Paths meets this need by providing a definitive manual for Tantric practitioners. With remarkable clarity and authority Geshe Kelsang presents a comprehensive guide to the four classes of Tantra, including an extensive explanation of the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra. All the stages of the Tantric path of full enlightenment are described in breathtaking detail, making the publication of this book an event of major contemporary importance in the history of Buddhist literature.
ILLUSTRATIONSACKNOWLEDGEMENTS1. Introduction. 2. The Lower Tantras. 3. Highest yoga tantra. 4. Generation stage. 5. Isolated body. 6. Isolated speech and isolated mind. 7. Illusory body, clear light, and union. 8. The final results. 9. Dedication. APPENDICES: 1. The condensed meaning of the text. 2. The preliminary practices. i). Great liberation of the mother. ii). Great liberation of the father. iii). An explanation of the practice. GLOSSARYBIBLIOGRAPHYSTUDY PROGRAMMESINDEX