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Vajrayogini: Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms (Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism)

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Vajrayogini is a tantric goddess from the highest class of Buddhist tantras who manifests the ultimate development of wisdom and compassion. Her practice is prevalent today among practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This ground-breaking book delves into the origins of Vajrayogini, charting her evolution in India and examining her roots in the Cakrasamvara tantra and in Indian tradition relating to siva.

The focus of this work is the Guhyasamayasadhanamala, a collection of forty-six sadhanas, or practice texts. Written on palm leaves in Sanskrit and preserved since the twelfth century, this diverse collection, composed by various authors, reveals a multitude of forms of the goddess, each of which is described and illustrated here. One of the sadhanas, the Vajravarahi Sadhana by Umapatideva, depicts Vajrayogini at the center of a mandala of thirty-seven different goddesses, and is here presented in full translation alongside a Sanskrit edition. Elizabeth English provides extensive explanation and annotation of this representative text. Sixteen pages of stunning color plates not only enhance the study but bring the goddess to life.

Synopsis:

This book sheds light on tantric sadhana meditation and includes translations of material never before available in English.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 515-540) and index.

Synopsis:

The highest yoga tantra goddess, Vajrayogini, is praised and practiced in Buddhist tantra as the embodiment of enlightened wisdom and compassion. This book sheds light on tantric sadhana meditation and includes translations of material never before available in English. A title in Wisdom's Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism series.

About the Author

Elizabeth English (Locana) received her MA and PhD in Classical Indian Religion from Oxford University and is a member of the Western Buddhist Order. She is the founder and director of Life at Work, a right-livelihood business that provides consultancy and training for supporting people, teams, and organizations through communication skills and conflict resolution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780861713295
Subtitle:
Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms
Author:
English, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Tantric buddhism
Subject:
Rituals
Subject:
Vajrayoginåi
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Eastern/Buddhism
Subject:
REL007050
Subject:
Vajrayogini (Buddhist deity)
Subject:
Tantric Buddhism -- Rituals.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Wisdom ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism
Series Volume:
no. 503/504
Publication Date:
20020615
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 30 oz

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Product details 608 pages Wisdom Publications (MA) - English 9780861713295 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book sheds light on tantric sadhana meditation and includes translations of material never before available in English.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 515-540) and index.
"Synopsis" by , The highest yoga tantra goddess, Vajrayogini, is praised and practiced in Buddhist tantra as the embodiment of enlightened wisdom and compassion. This book sheds light on tantric sadhana meditation and includes translations of material never before available in English. A title in Wisdom's Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism series.
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