Simple Tibetan Buddhism: A Guide to Tantric Living

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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.

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Overview

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
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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.
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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

Alan Watts was born in England in 1915. He was an Episcopalian priest who became the spokesperson for Eastern religions during the late 1950s and tumultuous 60s. His first book, The Spirit of Zen, however, was written in the 30s when Watts was just 20 years old. He went on to write more than twenty other books. He died in 1973.
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