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

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

by Edward A. Arnold
     
 

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The Kalachakra Tantra—Kalachakra 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 Kalachakra initiation remains the most sought-after

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The Kalachakra Tantra—Kalachakra 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 Kalachakra initiation remains the most sought-after eveny in the life of a devout Buddhist. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has long had a strong connection with the Kalachakra Tantra and brought the initiation to the West in 1981, performing it in the U.S., Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. This volume has been created to celebrate his long involvement with the Kalachakra teachings.

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"Essays and writings on a wide range of fascinating subjects. . . . Easily succeeds in giving the reader adequate background and evidence as to why the Dalai Lama has been so instrumental in contributing to what is now seen as a 21st-century global consciousness. . . . A lovely book."—New Age Retailer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559393300
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2009
Pages:
479
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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