Author: Lama Thinley Dorjey BhutiaPublisher: Paljor PublicationsYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 283ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186230556
In this book the author has recorded his own experiences as a Lama, as well as the theoretical and practical basis for the spiritual excercises Lamas undergo. Whatever may be one's personal attitude to these mystic religious experiences, there is no doubt that varieties of such Buddhistic religious beliefs and practices constitute important elements in the cultural personality of some of our people and that of our neighbouring countries. It is important to comprehend approaches to human life and death represented by work such as the present one, irrespective of the reader's own belief system.
IllustrationsAcknowledgementForewordIntroductionBuddhism and its Three YanasLamaismBuddhism - What is it?Mind and MatterMeditationDiscovery of Padmasambhava His RenunciationTibet – Prior to the Advent of Padmasambhava The Advent of Padmasambhava to TibetVajrayanaCommon Preliminary PracticesExtra Ordinary Preliminary PracticesThe Great PerfectionState between Death and RebirthMy Personal ExperienceFinal Words Appendices Non-Violence Offering Sang and Serkim Offering Water Offering Butter Lamp Significance of 198 Prostration Bibliography