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The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Three [Hardcover]

Chogyam Trungpa

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12 Aug 2013 Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma (Book 3)
The third volume of this landmark series presents the vajrayana teachings of the tantric path. The vajrayana, or “diamond vehicle,” also referred to as tantra, draws upon and extends the teachings of the hinayana and mahayana. As with the hinayana and the mahayana, the formal acceptance into the vajrayana is marked by a vow, in this case the samaya vow. There is an emphasis at this stage on the student-teacher relationship and on the quality of devotion. Generally, students must complete preliminary practices, called ngöndro, to prepare themselves for initiation into the vajrayana path before going further. Having done so, they then receive the appropriate empowerments to begin tantric practices. There are empowerment ceremonies of many kinds, called abhishekas. The vajrayana includes both form practices, such as visualizations and sadhanas (ritual liturgies), and formless practices based on allowing the mind to rest naturally in its inherent clarity and emptiness. Although on the surface, there is much greater complexity in tantric practices, the principles of mindfulness and awareness and the cultivation of compassion and skillful action continue to be of central importance.

The tantric path requires complete engagement and fierce dedication. It is said to be a more rapid path, but it is also more dangerous. There is a quality of directness, abruptness, and wholeheartedness. Tantrikas, or vajrayana practitioners, recognize that the most challenging aspects of life, the energies and play of confused emotions and frightening obstacles, can be worked with as gateways to freedom and realization. Other topics covered in detail in this volume include the four reminders, the mandala principle, mahamudra, atiyoga, and more.

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma represents meditation master Chögyam Trungpa’s greatest contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This work will resonate with new students of Buddhism as well as the most senior students.

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  • Hardcover: 944 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc (12 Aug 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590308042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590308042
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 6.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 24 July 2013
By David G. Warren - Published on Amazon.com
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This along with the two preceding volumes are what I would consider essential reading and study material. Judy Lief deserves an award for presenting this material in such a comprehensive and pragmatic way. Truthfully one of the best dharma books available.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My opnion 22 Aug 2013
By Luis Henrique B - Published on Amazon.com
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Very complete and didatic explanation on Trungpa's message a masterpiece.

It is not a compilation of other books but is based on his seminaries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 10 May 2013
By Ann Pickering - Published on Amazon.com
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I have just started to dip into this extraordinary work - it is awesome in its depth, authenticity and the beautiful editing and production. I now have two copies - hardback and electronic (for searching & highlighting)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Brilliance! 27 Aug 2013
By Guillermo Ruiz Garcia - Published on Amazon.com
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Trungpa Rinpoche's Brilliant wisdom and incredible creativity to convey the Buddhist path in a unique language that connects with western mindsets, and the power that comes from his experiential intructions rather than purely theoretical teachings is priceless and captured on this sacred book. One of the most elocuent and basic points I find in this book is the idea and emphasis on approaching the tantric path with a stable understanding and practice of the Hinayana and Mahayana paths, never abandoning them, but practicing all the yanas as a unitive whole. I am gratefull to everyone who made this project possible!
5.0 out of 5 stars Vajrayana Textbook 25 Dec 2013
By Daniel Dharmawan - Published on Amazon.com
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This is superb explanation about Vajrayana / Tantric world. I think every person who consider themselves a devotee of Vajrayana Buddhism should read it.
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