Guide to the Deities of the Tantra by Vessantara
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Guide to the Deities of the Tantra
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A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra

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Guide to the Deities of the Tantra by Vessantara

Book Description

Focuses 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 Details

ISBN: 9781899579853
ISBN-10: 1899579850
Format: Paperback
(825mm x 650mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Windhorse Publications
Publisher: Windhorse Publications
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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