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Simple Tibetan Buddhism: A Guide to Tantric Living
     

Simple Tibetan Buddhism: A Guide to Tantric Living

by C. Alexander Simpkins Ph.D., Annellen M. Simpkins Ph.D.
 
What is Tantra?

Tantra techniques are very ancient and some form is found in many ancient cultures. The Sanskrit word tantra implies continuation, weaving together, but there is no real single definition. Tantra includes many sets of techniques, usually action-oriented, to weave together mind and body.

Simple Tibetan Buddhism: A Guide to

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What is Tantra?

Tantra techniques are very ancient and some form is found in many ancient cultures. The Sanskrit word tantra implies continuation, weaving together, but there is no real single definition. Tantra includes many sets of techniques, usually action-oriented, to weave together mind and body.

Simple Tibetan Buddhism: A Guide to Tantric Living offers:

  • a concise introduction to the unique history and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism
  • a clear explanation of how Tibetan Buddhism differs from Zen and other forms of Buddhism—and why it's so popular today
  • simple exercises incorporating Tibetan Buddhist practices—incluing visualizations, deity yoga, mandalas, mantras, and the esoteric yet effective tantric methods

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tuttle adds to its entry-level Simple series with Simple Tibetan Buddhism: A Guide to Tantric Living, an accessible and easy-to-use guide by Alexander and Annellen Simpkins. Particularly useful are its explanations of the different sects of Tibetan Buddhism and the role of lamas. ( Nov. 20) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804831994
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Simple Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Drs. C. Alexander and Annellen Simpkins live in San Diego and are both psychologists who have specialized in studies of the mind. They have devoted many years to the study of hypnosis and have taught meditation skills to people of all ages. They have also spent the past 25 years involved in the martial arts as practitioners, instructors, and writers. Their work in meditation spans their two worlds of professional interest: martial arts and psychology, adding a unique and comprehensive perspective to this book. In addition to contributing regularly to martial arts publications, they are the authors of Principles of Meditation, Living Meditation, Zen Around the World, and Meditation from Thought to Action all published by Tuttle.

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