Provides a sound explanation of Kalachakra practice containing tantric information applicable to any highest yoga tantra. Topics include: the initiations, vows and pledges, cultivating the generation and completion stages, energy centers, winds, drops, taking the three bodies as the path, and day and night yogas.
TRANSCENDING TIME: An Explanation of the Kalachakra Six-Session Guru Yoga by Gen Lamrimpa, trans. by B. Alan Wallace, ed. by Pauly Fitze
Offers an overview of Kalachakra practice: the preliminaries, initiation, generation and completion stages--he especially makes the Six-Session Guru Yoga practice understandable by explaining its parts and how it is to be practiced six times every 24 hours. "To the best of my knowledge, no such detailed account of these secret practices has previously appeared in English"--B. Alan Wallace
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA: KALACHAKRA TANTRA INITIATION 7-hour Mystic Fire Video DVD
In the summer of 2000 His Holiness the Dalai Lama traveled to the monastery in Spiti, high in the Himalayas, near the Tibetan border, to give the complete Kalachakra teachings to thousands. The higher meditations of the Kalachakra Tantra were highly secret, but because of past and future events, there is now a tradition of giving the initiation to large public gatherings.
The Kalachakra initiation has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years until the present day. His Holiness received the initiations and the transmission of teachings on the Creation and Completion Stages from his Vajra Teacher Kyabje Ling Dorje Chang, the Ninety-seventh Patriarch to Tsong Khapa's Throne, and the transmission of the Commentary to the Root Tantra from Serkhong Tukse Rinpoche.
Mystic Fire Video and our production company, Hither Hills, has followed closely the unfolding of the Dalai Lama's teachings for some years now. We have published, edited and recorded many of His Holiness' Buddhist teachings in the west. This event will make the library of the teachings complete. Naturally, when we heard that he would be giving this unprecedented complete transmission of the Kalachakra, we were interested in participating in its documentation.
We found an able partner in His Holiness' Foundation for Universal Responsibility, and embarked upon what has become a fruitful collaboration. This is the first ever in-depth recording of the Kalachakra teachings and initiations.
THE CAKRASAMVARA TANTRA (The Discourse of Sri Heruka): A Study and Annotated Translation by David B. Gray
This is the first complete, critical English translation of the Chakrasamvara Tantra, also known as the Sriherukabhidhana and Laghusamvara. Composed in India during the eighth century, this text is a foundational scripture of one of the most important Indian Buddhist tantric traditions, as evidenced by the vast number of commentaries and ritual literature associated with it. Along with the Hevajra Tantra, it is one of the earliest and most influential of the Yogini Tantras, a genre of tantric Buddhist scripture that emphasizes female deities, particularly the often fiercely depicted Yoginis and Dakinis.
The author's introductory essay provides an analysis of the historical and intellectual contexts in which the text was composed, and also investigates the history of its adaptation by Buddhists. The translation was made on the basis of the surviving Sanskrit manuscripts of the Tantra and its commentaries, as well as parallel passages in related explanatory tantras (vyakhyatantra). It is also takes into consideration two different Tibetan translations of the root text, and several Tibetan commentaries. The translation itself is heavily annotated, with extensive translations from the Indian and Tibetan commentaries on the text. Includes a trilingual glossary and index.
SRI CAKRASAMVARA TANTRA: A Buddhist Tantra by Kazi Dawa Samdup
This book contains Tibetan texts on the Cakrasamvara which were the first Buddhist tantric treatises to be translated or summarised from Tibetan into English. It was translated by Kazi Dawa-Samdup with a foreword by the leading authority of Tantrism-Arthur Avalon.
ARYADEVA'S LAMP THAT INTEGRATES THE PRACTICES: (Caryamelapakapradopa) by Christian K. Wedemeyer
Publication Delayed Due May 2006. The Gradual Path of Vajrayana Buddhism According to the Esoteric Communion Noble Tradition, or Guhyasamaja. The Sanskrit text and Tibetan translation critically edited and translated. The Lamp that Integrates the Practices is a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the most advanced yogas of the Guhyasamaja tantra. Basing itself on the Five Stages, Pancakrama, of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva's work is perhaps the earliest prose example of the stages of the mantra path work in Sanskrit, and its studied gradualism exerted immense influence on later Tibetan tradition.
This volume presents the Lamp in a tri-lingual format: its Sanskrit original critically edited from recently identified manuscripts, a critical edition of the Tibetan translation by Rinchen Zangpo and a thoroughly annotated English translation. Includes an introduction discussing the Guhyasamaja literature, the works of the Noble Tradition, and analyzing in detail the contents of the Lamp.
PATH AND GROUNDS OF GUHYASAMAJA ACCORDING TO ARYA NAGARJUNA by Yangchen Gawai Lodoe, comm. by Geshe Losang Tsephel
This significant 18th-century text maps the paths and the grounds of the Guhyasamaja Tantra. It is an indispensable guide for initiated Buddhist tantric practitioners. The Guhyasamaja Tantra provides the basic structure for other highest yoga tantras--by understanding it, other tantras are more easily understood.
YOGA OF THE GUHYASAMAJATANTRA: The Arcane Lore of Forty Versus, a Buddhist Tantra Commentary by Alex Wayman
This work opens up the subject of perhaps the most profound of Buddhist tantras, The Guhyasamajatantra by shedding light on its relation with previous literature including the Brahamical tradition and by revealing the elevated type of Yoga. It goes far toward replacing the previous supposition that this Tantra can be understood by mere reading by one oblivious of the extensive commentarial tradition that incorporates the precepts of the Gurus.
The Scriptural Text of the Ritual of the Great King of the Teaching the Adamantine one with Great Compassion and Knowledge of the Void
"The Hevajratantra, the well-known Anuttarayogatantra, about 'unsurpassed yoga', is a direct successor of the Tattvasamgraha, a Yogatantra. It was translated from Sanskrit into Chinese in the eleventh century. The Tibetan version dates from that same period. During the Yuan Dynasty in China (1279-1368), the Mongol emperor Qublai was initiated into this tradition. The Tibetan Sa-skya school, for which the Hevajratantra is a central text, was the leading Buddhist school during the Yuan period. The present book is a first translation of the Chinese text into English, shedding light on the Chinese version of a well-known Indo-Tibetan text. The mantras contain Apabhramsa, and the text seems at times quite different from the Sanskrit original. The Chinese translators offer a text which remains true to its contents, but which is at the same time acceptable to the Chinese milieu of the eleventh century. This diplomatic effort explains many discrepancies, which were no problem to the initiate." (jacket)