A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra
By (author) Vessantara
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Guide to the Deities of the Tantra by Vessantara
Book DescriptionFocuses on the deities whose mantra recitation and colourful visualizations lie at the heart of the Tantra. This book includes descriptions of goddesses of wisdom; the lotus-born guru Padmasambhava and dakinis - wild-haired women who dance in the flames of freedom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781899579853
(825mm x 650mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Windhorse Publications
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Guide to the Buddhas, Paperback (January 2008)
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Female Deities in Buddhism, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Vessantara
Queens and crones, Buddhas and goddesses, mothers and wild women. The female deities of Buddhism inspire, beguile, rouse and protect us. Vessantara invites us to learn more about ourselves as women and men by reflecting on these figures, for within us lie the seeds of love and wisdom.
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Author Biography - Vessantara
Vessantara (Tony McMahon) is a much published and well-respected Buddhist author, meditator and teacher, Vessantara is a senior member of the Western Buddhist Order. He holds a particular love for Tibetan Buddhism and is known particularly as an effective storyteller. This is one of three volumes looking at Buddha figures in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
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