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Gesar: tantric practices of the Tibetan warrior king

Gesar: tantric practices of the Tibetan warrior king
Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
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ISBN / SKU
9781611809152
Format
Paperback
Pages
368
Dimensions
212 x 137
Description

Gesar of Ling is well known in Tibetan history, literature, and folklore. But, for Buddhist practitioners, he is an enlightened tantric protector and deity—an emanation of Padmasambhava. Engaging in Gesar practice is meant to generate positive circumstances and increase one’s experiences and realization in Buddhist practice.

Gesar of Ling is widely known as the hero of Tibet’s national oral epic, considered the longest in the world. He is also the focus of Buddhist practices in which the visualization and invocation of his enlightened form is used as a tantric method to progress towards buddhahood.

This work contains fifty-two prayers, practices, and instructions compiled by Ju Mipham Rinpoche (1846–1912) meant to be practiced under the guidance of an authentic spiritual teacher. These practice texts detail poetic imagery and include guru yoga, praises, invocations, and divinations. Central to all of these practices is raising what is known in Tibetan as lungta, or “windhorse,” a dignified energy that propels and enhances one’s wisdom, compassion, and power to benefit all beings.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Jamgon Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times, has had a dominant and vitalizing influence on the Nyingma School and beyond. He was an important member of the Rimé, or nonsectarian movement, which did much to strengthen and preserve the entire tradition. A scholar of outstanding brilliance and versatility, his translated works are eagerly anticipated by English-language readers.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse (Khyentse Norbu) is a Tibetan Buddhist lama who travels and teaches internationally and is also an award-winning filmmaker. He is the abbot of several monasteries in Asia and the spiritual director of meditation centers in Vancouver, San Francisco, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Taipei. He is also head of a Buddhist organization called Siddhartha’s Intent.

 

  • Jamgon Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times
  • Jamgon Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times
  • Jamgon Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times

 

  1. Jamgon Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times
  2. Jamgon Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times
  3. Jamgon Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times