Deity yoga is the meditative practice of imagining oneself as an ideal being fully endowed with compassion, wisdom, and her resultant altruistic activities. The idea is that by imagining being a buddha, one gets closer to actually achieving buddhahood. Tantric Techniques
will give the reader a dynamic sense of the potential of the human mind for self-transformation through step-by-step use of the imagination.
The book offers a complete system of tantric meditation, comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga, and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation and how to use negative emotions on the path.
"Jeffrey Hopkins has made a major contribution to deepening understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, had access to some of the greatest contemporary Tibetan teachers, but most important of all he has, over the years, steadily tried to put what he has learned into practice." – His Holiness the Dalai Lama