As Long as Space Endures: Essays on the Kalacakra Tantra in Honor of H.H. the Dalai Lama (Hardcover)

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By Edward A. Arnold (Editor), Robert A. F. Thurman (Foreword by)
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The Kalacakra Tantra (Kalacakra means "wheel of time") is a tradition of Buddhist theory and practice whose root text treats a fantastic expanse of knowledge ranging from observations of the cosmos to investigations of meditative states and vital bodily energies. In the Tibetan-speaking world, a public Kalacakra initiation remains the most sought-after event in the life of a devout Buddhist.

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama has long had a strong connection with the Kalacakra Tantra; he brought the initiation to the West in 1981, performing it in the United States, Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. This volume has been created to celebrate his long involvement with the Kalacakra teachings. The twenty-five contributors, scholars who have made tantric studies their specialty, have contributed translations of works by great Indian and Tibetan Kalacakra masters, analyses of historical figures, methods of practice, essays on medicine ritual expertise, and ethical discipline. The collection also includes practical advice for Western students and practitioners from contemporary Tibetan Kalacakra masters.

Praise For…

"Essays and writings on a wide range of fascinating subjects. . . . Easily succeeds in giving the reader adequate background and evidence as to why the Dalai Lama has been so instrumental in contributing to what is now seen as a 21st-century global consciousness. . . . A lovely book."—New Age Retailer

Product Details
ISBN: 9781559393034
ISBN-10: 1559393033
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications
Publication Date: March 16th, 2009
Pages: 479
Language: English