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Development of a Tantric Meditation Practice: Three Generations of Tibetan Lamas

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This paper traces the development of a tantric meditation practice across three generations of Tibetan lamas considered to be linked by reincarnation. The focus is a visualisation practice on the popular tantric deity, Vajrakīlaya (also called, Vajrakumāra). Meditative traditions relating to Vajrakīlaya are ubiquitous in Tibetan sources, including root tantras, transmitted instructions, and fresh revelations. Key passages, such as the verses for the meditative build-up of the maṇḍala, are ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Publisher:
Dharma Drum Buddhist College Publisher's website
Host title:
Buddhist Meditative Traditions: Their Origin and Development
Place of publication:
Taipei
Publication date:
2014-01-01
Source identifiers:
591931
ISBN-10:
9571722030
ISBN-13:
9789571722030
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pubs:591931
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uuid:2b0d9e90-48d7-4a47-adb4-4acbb759d0f7
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pubs:591931
Deposit date:
2018-04-22

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