As Long as Space Endures: Essays on the Kalacakra Tantra in Honor of H.H. the Dalai Lama

As Long as Space Endures: Essays on the Kalacakra Tantra in Honor of H.H. the Dalai Lama

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Overview

The Kalacakra Tantra (Kalacakra means "wheel of time") is a tradition of Buddhist theory and practice whose root text treats a fantastic expanse of knowledge ranging from observations of the cosmos to investigations of meditative states and vital bodily energies. In the Tibetan-speaking world, a public Kalacakra initiation remains the most sought-after event in the life of a devout Buddhist.

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has long had a strong connection with the Kalacakra Tantra; he brought the initiation to the West in 1981, performing it in the United States, Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. This volume has been created to celebrate his long involvement with the Kalacakra teachings. The twenty-five contributors, scholars who have made tantric studies their specialty, have contributed translations of works by great Indian and Tibetan Kalacakra masters, analyses of historical figures, methods of practice, essays on medicine ritual expertise, and ethical discipline. The collection also includes practical advice for Western students and practitioners from contemporary Tibetan Kalacakra masters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559399104
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 08/16/2009
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Edward A. Arnold is an independent scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, living in Ithaca, New York.

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