Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra offers a concise overview of the structure of the tantric path, widely acclaimed in Tibet as the swiftest and most sublime means to realize buddhahood. Presenting the paths of all four classes of tantra, while not being a guide to highest yoga tantra practice itself, this subject provides a clear overview of its complex path structure.Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, a highly esteemed meditator and lineage holder, and teacher of both HH the Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, offered the oral commentary on Ngawang Palden’s Illumination of the Tantric Tradition, the FPMT Basic Program standard text for this subject, at Vajrapani Institute in 2003. The perfectly edited transcript of the teachings, published as Principles of Buddhist Tantra, includes the translation of the standard BP text. This is the required course book for this BP Online subject.Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche felt that it would be beneficial to make these teachings available to students with respect and faith in the Dharma. Thus, Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra is offered without the customary restriction of a prior highest yoga tantra empowerment and its commitments. The subject should not be studied though without extensive prior engagement with the Dharma; as a prerequisite, completion of the other FPMT Basic Program subjects, or at least of Stages of the Path, Engaging in the Bodhisattva Deeds and Mahayana Mind Training is strongly advised.
This product is a downloadable PDF file which contains the enrollment key required to access this FPMT Basic Program online course on the online learning site at http://onlinelearning.fpmt.org.
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For more information about this program and its preparatory study and practice please go to the Introduction to FPMT Basic Program online at the Online Learning Center.
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