is a book in three parts, authored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dzong-ka-ba, and Jeffrey Hopkins.
The Dalai Lama opens the door to the topic of Yoga Tantra with an extraordinarily detailed teaching on a classic text. Rarely in the Dalai Lama's lifetime has he given teachings of such a nature on this topic.
Jeffrey Hopkins concludes this book with an outline of the steps of Yoga Tantra practice. This is an invaluable book for anyone who is practicing or interested in Buddhist tantra in general.
This is the third book in a series presenting The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra
. The first two books were Tantra in Tibet
and Deity Yoga
. Tantra in Tibet
, part one of The Great Exposition
, describes the differences between the Lesser and Great Vehicles and between the Sutra and Mantra Great Vehicles. Deity Yoga
, parts two and three of The Great Exposition
, presents Action Tantra and Performance Tantra.
"In this extraordinary book, the Dalai Lama opens the door to the topic of Yoga Tantra with a detailed teaching on a classic text. In a Snow Lion
newsletter last year, translator Jeffrey Hopkins explained that 'magical feats' are not just walking on water or finding treasures – rather, knowing all treatises is a magical feat in itself. And in the same way, accumulating merit in order to benefit all sentient beings is an important accomplishment on the path to enlightenment. This invaluable book includes a translation of the Yoga Tantra section of Dzong-ka-ba's (Je Tsongkhapa's) The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra
, which is a monument of Tibetan Buddhist literature. In this section, the focus is on the development of calm abiding and special insight, and the book concludes with an outline of the steps of Yoga Tantra practice." – Mandala