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Essence of the Ocean of Attainments: the creation stage of the guhyasamaja tantra according to Panchen Losang Chökyi Gyaltsen
A comprehensive guide to the Guhyasamaja Tantra.
Discover lucid explanations on the Guhyasamaja Sadhana as it is understood and practiced in the Geluk school.
The Essence of the Ocean of Attainments explains the first stage—the creation or generation stage—of the Guhyasamaja Tantra, an early Tantra that came to be known as one of the unexcelled Tantras. It is a living tradition widespread mainly among the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Panchen Rinpoche explains all stages of the practice in sequence, along with the reasons behind the meditation in accordance with the sadhana teachings, the significance of each step, and the way all stages intertwine with their grounds, enabling the sadhana as a whole to attain its goal, leading to enlightenment.
Instructive for both academics and advanced practitioners, The Essence of the Ocean of Attainments reveals the early choices made by the Geluk school that led to the development of its unique character, and how the Panchen Rinpoche’s departure from previous methods of practice differentiate the Geluk Guhyasamaja Sadhana from other schools.