Tantra Illuminated

Tantra Illuminated
Author: Christopher D. Wallis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780989761314
ISBN 13: 0989761312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tantra Illuminated Book Review:

Tantra Illuminated takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West s discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago in the far north of India. Using translations from from primary Sanskrit sources and offering a profound look at spiritual practice, this book reveals Tantra s rich history and powerful teachings.

Tantra Illuminated

Tantra Illuminated
Author: Christopher Wallis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 9780989761345
ISBN 13: 0989761347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tantra Illuminated Book Review:

This book takes readers on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West's discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago, in the far north of India. The book uses translations from primary Sanskrit sources, offers a profound look at spiritual practice, and reveals Tantra's rich history and powerful teachings.

Tantra Illuminated

Tantra Illuminated
Author: Christopher D. Wallis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 9780989761352
ISBN 13: 0989761355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tantra Illuminated Book Review:

This book takes readers on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West's discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago, in the far north of India. The book uses translations from primary Sanskrit sources, offers a profound look at spiritual practice, and reveals Tantra's rich history and powerful teachings.

Tantra Illuminated

Tantra Illuminated
Author: Christopher D. Wallis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780989761307
ISBN 13: 0989761304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tantra Illuminated Book Review:

Tantra Illuminated takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the very heart of Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West s discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago in the far north of India. Using translations from from primary Sanskrit sources and offering a profound look at spiritual practice, this book reveals Tantra s rich history and powerful teachings.

The Recognition Sutras

The Recognition Sutras
Author: Christopher D. Wallis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 9780989761383
ISBN 13: 098976138X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Recognition Sutras Book Review:

One thousand years ago, in the valley of Kashmir, a great Tantric master named Kshemaraja wrote his masterpiece: the Pratyabhijnahrdayam, which means "The Essence of the Recognition Philosophy". This text was a concise primer, written to introduce spiritual seekers to the Recognition philosophy in less formally philosophical, more approachable language. What Kshemaraja created turned out to be one of the world's great spiritual masterpieces, breathtaking in its brevity but stunning in its power. It came to be considered equivalent to scripture itself by later generations, because of its undeniable inspiration. This book expounds the subtleties of this spiritual and philosophical classic. One of the most powerful and revelatory spiritual masterpieces of world history, the Pratyabhijnahrdayam is one of the primary sources for the study and practice of nondual Tantrik Yoga, and it has never been accurately translated or fully explained until now.

Tantra

Tantra
Author: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1998-07-28
ISBN 10: 0834825457
ISBN 13: 9780834825451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tantra Book Review:

Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.

Introduction to Tantra

Introduction to Tantra
Author: Thubten Yeshe
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-06-10
ISBN 10: 0861719972
ISBN 13: 9780861719976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Introduction to Tantra Book Review:

What is tantra? Who is qualified to practice it? How should it be practiced? What are the results? According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires. Introduction to Tantra is the best available clarification of a subject that is often misunderstood. This new edition of this classic text includes a new foreword by Philip Glass and a new cover design, but leaves untouched Lama Yeshe's excellent original text, edited by Jonathan Landaw. Tantra recognizes that the powerful energy aroused by our desire is an indispensable resource for the spiritual path. It is precisely because our lives are so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire's tremendous energy not just for pleasure, but to transform our lives. Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and extremely relevant to twenty-first century life.

The Tantra Experience

The Tantra Experience
Author: Osho
Publsiher: Element Books, Limited
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002610910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Tantra Experience Book Review:

In these discourses, Osho offers penetrating insights into previously insoluble paradoxes of life. He reveals how Tantric experience will free us from the destructive Hebraic-Christian dualism that has crippled our bodies, minds and hearts and condemned as evil almost everything we do. With the author as a guide, this book gives readers a new perspective, a new way of looking at themselves and at life and of living in harmony with existence.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

Understanding Yoga Therapy
Author: Marlysa B. Sullivan,Laurie C. Hyland Robertson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN 10: 0429016735
ISBN 13: 9780429016738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Understanding Yoga Therapy Book Review:

Understanding Yoga Therapy offers a comprehensive and accessible perspective on yoga therapy as a complementary, integrative route to promoting whole-person well-being. Readers will come away from the book understanding how the philosophy, texts, and teachings of yoga benefit a wide range of health conditions. The book is split into three helpful sections: Part I discusses foundational texts and their interpretations; Part II outlines the biopsychosocial-spiritual and neurophysiological model of integrative health pertinent to yoga therapy; and Part III focuses on practical applications separate from the more familiar diagnosis-driven models. Experiential activities and case studies throughout the text illuminate how yogic practices can be incorporated for optimal health. Bridging the ancient and modern, philosophical and scientific, Understanding Yoga Therapy offers a clear explanatory framework for yoga therapists, physicians, allied and complementary healthcare providers, and their patients and students.

A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages

A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages
Author: Je Tsongkhapa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2012-11-19
ISBN 10: 1614290350
ISBN 13: 9781614290353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages Book Review:

Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages (1419) is a comprehensive presentation of the highest yoga class of Buddhist tantra, especially the key practices - the so-called five stages (pancakrama) - of the advanced phase of Guhyasamaja tantra. Beginning with a thorough examination of the Indian sources, Tsongkhapa draws particularly from the writings of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Candrakirti, and Naropa to develop a definitive understanding of the Vajrayana completion stage. Whereas in the generation stage, meditators visualize the Buddha in the form of the deity residing in a mandala palace, in the completion stage discussed in the present volume, meditators transcend ordinary consciousness and actualize the state of a buddha themselves. Among other things, Tsongkhapa's work covers the subtle human physiology of channels and winds along with the process of dying, the bardo, and rebirth. This definitive statement on Guhyasamaja tantra profoundly affected the course of Buddhist practice in Tibet.

Kundalini Tantra

Kundalini Tantra
Author: Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Publsiher: Yoga Publications Trust
Total Pages: 421
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9788185787152
ISBN 13: 8185787158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Kundalini Tantra Book Review:

In the last few decades, yoga has helped millions of people to improve their concepts of themselves. Yoga realises that man is not only the mind, he is body as well. Yoga has been designed in a such a way that it can complete the process of evolution of the personality in every possible direction. Kundalini yoga is a part of the tantric tradition. Even though you may have already been introduced to yoga, it is necessary to know something about tantra also. Since the dawn of creation, the tantrics and yogis have realised that in this physical body there is a potential force. It is not psychological or transcendental; it is a dynamic potential force in the material body, and it is called Kundalini. This Kundalini is the greatest discovery of tantra and yoga. Scientists have begun to look into this, and a summary of the latest scientific experiments is included in this book.

Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions

Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions
Author: George Pati,Katherine C. Zubko
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN 10: 1000735443
ISBN 13: 9781000735444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Transformational Embodiment in Asian Religions Book Review:

This volume examines several theoretical concerns of embodiment in the context of Asian religious practice. Looking at both subtle and spatial bodies, it explores how both types of embodiment are engaged as sites for transformation, transaction and transgression. Collectively bridging ancient and modern conceptualizations of embodiment in religious practice, the book offers a complex mapping of how body is defined. It revisits more traditional, mystical religious systems, including Hindu Tantra and Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon, Chinese Daoism and Persian Sufism and distinctively juxtaposes these inquiries alongside analyses of racial, gendered, and colonized bodies. Such a multifaceted subject requires a diverse approach, and so perspectives from phenomenology and neuroscience as well as critical race theory and feminist theology are utilised to create more precise analytical tools for the scholarly engagement of embodied religious epistemologies. This a nuanced and interdisciplinary exploration of the myriad issues around bodies within religion. As such it will be a key resource for any scholar of Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Gender Studies.

The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 3

The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 3
Author: The Dalai Lama,Tsongkhapa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0834840707
ISBN 13: 9780834840706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 3 Book Review:

His Holiness the Dalai Lama illuminates the highly practical and compassionate use of Tantra for spiritual development in this important classic work. Yoga Tantra is the third volume in The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra series in which the Dalai Lama offers illuminating commentary on Tsongkhapa’s seminal text on Buddhist tantra. It is preceded by Volume I: Tantra in Tibet and Volume II: Deity Yoga. This work opens with His Holiness the Dalai Lama presenting the key features of Yoga Tantra then continues with Tsongkhapa’s section of the main text focusing on this class of tantra. This is followed by an overview of the central practices of the five manifest enlightenments and the four seals written by Khaydrub Je (Khaydrub Geleg Palsang), one of Tsongkhapa’s main students and the first in the line of Panchen Lamas. Jeffrey Hopkins concludes the volume with an outline of the steps of Yoga Tantra practice, which is drawn from the Dalai Lama’s, Tsongkhapa’s, and Khaydrub Je’s explanations.

An Indian Tantric Tradition and its Modern Global Revival

An Indian Tantric Tradition and its Modern Global Revival
Author: Douglas Osto
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 1000049299
ISBN 13: 9781000049299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An Indian Tantric Tradition and its Modern Global Revival Book Review:

This book analyzes the contemporary global revival of Nondual Śaivism, a thousand-year-old medieval Hindu religious philosophy. Providing a historical overview of the seminal people and groups responsible for the revival, the book compares the tradition’s medieval Indian origins to modern forms, which are situated within distinctively contemporary religious, economic and technological contexts. The author bridges the current gap in the literature between "insider" (emic) and "outsider” (etic) perspectives by examining modern Nondual Śaivism from multiple standpoints as both a critical scholar of religion and an empathetic participant-observer. The book explores modern Nondual Śaivism in relation to recent scholarly debates concerning the legitimacy of New Age consumptive spirituality, the global spiritual marketplace and the contemporary culture of narcissism. It also analyzes the dark side of the revived tradition, and investigates contemporary teachers accused of sexual abuse and illegal financial activities in relation to unique features of Nondual Śaivism’s theosophy and modern scholarship on new religious movements (NRMs) and cults. This book shows that, although Kashmir Śaivism has been adopted by certain teachers and groups to market their own brand of "High Tantra," some contemporary practitioners have remained true to the system’s fundamental tenets and teach authentic (albeit modern) forms of Nondual Śaivism. This book will be of interest to academics in the fields of religion and Asian philosophies, especially South Asian, tantric, neo-tantric and yoga philosophies, alternative and New Age spiritualities, religion and consumerism, and NRMs and cults.

Recognition Sutras

Recognition Sutras
Author: Christopher Wallis
Publsiher: Mattamayura Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 0989761398
ISBN 13: 9780989761390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Recognition Sutras Book Review:

One thousand years ago, in the valley of Kashmir, a great Tantric master named Kshemaraja wrote his masterpiece: the Pratyabhijnahrdayam, which means "The Essence of the Recognition Philosophy". This text was a concise primer, written to introduce spiritual seekers to the Recognition philosophy in less formally philosophical, more approachable language. What Kshemaraja created turned out to be one of the world's great spiritual masterpieces, breathtaking in its brevity but stunning in its power. It came to be considered equivalent to scripture itself by later generations, because of its undeniable inspiration. This book expounds the subtleties of this spiritual and philosophical classic. One of the most powerful and revelatory spiritual masterpieces of world history, the Pratyabhijnahrdayam is one of the primary sources for the study and practice of nondual Tantrik Yoga, and it has never been accurately translated or fully explained until now.

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine

Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine
Author: David R. Kinsley
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9788120815223
ISBN 13: 812081522X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine Book Review:

What is one to make of a group of goddesses that includes a goddess who cuts her own head off, a goddess who sits on a corpse while pulling the tongue of a demon, or a goddess who prefers sex with corpses? Tantra visions of the Divine Faminine deals with

The Radiance Sutras

The Radiance Sutras
Author: Lorin Roche
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 1622031660
ISBN 13: 9781622031665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Radiance Sutras Book Review:

The gateways to wonder and delight are flung open wide for all to enter. At once a beautiful love song and an encyclopedia of yogic techniques, the cherished text known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra shimmers with new effulgence in Lorin Roche's The Radiance Sutras. Lorin brings us his unique perspective on each of 112 Sanskrit teachings, along with his one-of-a-kind guidance in how to meditate with, embody, and practice them—what he describes as "answering the call of the sutras you love." Here is an invitation to experience directly the ecstatic depths of yoga as revealed by the divine partners Shiva and Shakti, through an intimate exploration of: The divinity that is permeating your body at this very moment The alchemical power of Sanskrit Yoga meditation—harmonizing all the elements and levels of your being The depths of your connection to the energies of life Taken as a whole, this teaching is startling in its breadth and the huge range of human experience that it encompasses. This is a book to savor one phrase at a time, over a period of days or years or a lifetime. With The Radiance Sutras, yoga and meditation students everywhere can nurture their own relationship with these living wisdom teachings.

Highest Yoga Tantra

Highest Yoga Tantra
Author: Daniel Cozort
Publsiher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781559392358
ISBN 13: 1559392355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Highest Yoga Tantra Book Review:

This book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice. Highest Yoga Tantra is the pinnacle of tantric systems found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Remarkable for its definitive clarity, this exposition of the stages of Highest Yoga Tantra is the first of its kind in the English language and a must for anyone interested in these highest tantras.

The Thousand Names Of The Divine Mother: Shri Lalita Sahasranama

The Thousand Names Of The Divine Mother: Shri Lalita Sahasranama
Author: Namboodiri, Dr. M.N.,Prof. K.V. Dev,Amma
Publsiher: M A Center
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-05-22
ISBN 10: 1680372939
ISBN 13: 9781680372939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Thousand Names Of The Divine Mother: Shri Lalita Sahasranama Book Review:

Commentary By T.V. Narayana Menon. Sri Lalita Sahasranama With Commentary. The Thousand Names Of The Divine Mother Is An In-Depth Exploration Of One Of The Most Sacred And Powerful Of Chants: In This Scholarly, Yet Devotional Book, Each Of The 1,000 Mantras That Compose The Chant Are Mused Upon And Explained. The Book Also Explains Some Of The History, Benefits As Well As The Powers Of This Great Hymn. A Wonderful Way To Improves One's Understanding And Feel For The Lalita Sahasranama. Devi Will Always Protect Those Who Chant The Lalita Sahasranama With Devotion Each Day, Amma Says In Regards To This Chant. She Also Advises That This Chant Be Recited Daily For The Relief Of Suffering. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.

Tantric Jesus

Tantric Jesus
Author: James Hughes Reho
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-01-13
ISBN 10: 162055562X
ISBN 13: 9781620555620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tantric Jesus Book Review:

A guide to the history and modern practice of transformative Christianity • Reveals the original tantric wisdom of Jesus and the early Church and its resonance with the tantric yogas of India and Tibet • Explains how tantric Christianity views the human body as the primary “temple” of the Holy and erotic energy as the signature of indwelling Divine Presence • Provides step-by-step instructions for a series of Christian tantric practices, including a partnered sexual practice, mantra and energy work, eye gazing, and work with icons Unbeknownst to many, the original Christian spirituality as practiced in the early church and by Jesus himself was a tantric spirituality. In the West, Tantra often evokes images of arcane rituals or acrobatic sexual positions, while in reality Tantra is a holistic transformative path of life, love, and being--grounded in practice. Offering a new understanding of Jesus as guru and master of left-handed Tantra, James Reho, an Episcopal priest and tantric initiate, reframes the Christian story and restores to modern Christianity the tantric wisdom practices that were edited out of church tradition and forgotten over the centuries. He explains how tantric Christianity views the human body as the primary “temple” of the Holy, with erotic energy as the signature of Divine Presence within. Rev. Reho reveals the similarities of the earliest Christian practices to the tantric yogas of India and Tibet and explores the role of Kundalini and the chakras. He details how to work with mantras, icons, and pranayama breathing exercises, as well as with gazing as a spiritual practice. Informed by the insights of ancient texts and early masters of Christian spirituality, the author provides step-by-step instructions on how to practice Christian tantric sex with a life-partner of the opposite or same sex. Rev. Reho reveals how these heart-opening practices are rooted in eros, the life of deep desire, expressive of God’s grace within us, and are still alive in monastic practices in the Christian East. Integrating his personal spiritual experiences, years of study of ancient Christian mysticism, and an expertise in yoga and tantra, the author shows how we can re-engage the original truths of the early church to affirm the body as a holy vehicle and to utilize the energy of the erotic to achieve ecstatic union with the Divine.