Hidden Teachings of Tibet: An Explanation of the Terma Tradition of the Nyingma School of Buddhism

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The first book published in the West which explains the rich and wonderous tradition of great Tibetan spiritual masters.
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The first book published in the West which explains the rich and wonderous tradition of great Tibetan spiritual masters.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Some Key Terms 8
Note on Transliteration 9
Pt. 1 Buddhism and the Terma Tradition
1 Termas 13
2 Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana 15
3 Basic Philosophy of Sutra 19
4 Basic Philosophy of Tantra 32
5 Nyingma School 37
6 Sangha 40
Pt. 2 Transmission of Esoteric Teachings
1 Transmission 45
2 Guru Padmasambhava 50
Pt. 3 Termas: Purpose, Concealment and Discovery
1 Termas: Purpose and Transmission 57
2 Concealment of Termas 67
3 Discovery of Termas 71
Pt. 4 The Text of Wonder Ocean
1 Authenticity and Transmission 101
2 Script, Concealment and Protection 111
3 Terma Texts and Scripts 115
4 Classification and Transcription of Terma Scripts 126
5 Discovery and Reconcealment of Termas 137
6 Purpose and Greatness of Concealment 145
7 False Termas 154
8 Tertons and Doctrine-holders 157
9 Mind and Earth Termas 164
10 Terma System in the New Tantric Tradition 167
11 Purpose of this Text, and Colophon 168
App. 1 Bon Rituals in Ter Teachings 173
App. 2 Description of Empowerment of Rig dzin Du pa 177
App. 3 Categories of Texts in The Collection of Ancient Tantras 182
App. 4 Categories of Texts in The Collection of Canonical Literature 184
App. 5 Categories of Texts in The Precious Treasury of Discovered Termas 186
App. 6 Names of Earth, Mind and Pure Vision Tertons 189
Key to Abbreviations 205
Bibliography of Works Cited 209
Notes 219
Glossary 265
Index 281
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