Meditation on Vajrabhairava: The Procedures For Doing the Serviceable Retreat of the Glorious Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava With the Sadhana "Victory over Evil"
Nyingpo, Kyabje Phabongkha Dechen
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Book ID : 7121
ISBN-10 : 81-85102-75-9 / 8185102759
ISBN-13 : 978-81-85102-75-7 / 9788185102757
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Edition : (Second Edition)
Language : English
Compiled and Translated by Sharpa Tulku with Richard Guard. With a foreword by Gyatso Tshering; xii, 144p., 10 B/W Illus., 1 Col. Plate, App., 22 cm. (First published in 1990)
CONTENTS:- Part I: Retreat Instructions; Preliminaries; Actual Practice; Conclusion; Colophon; Translator's Colophon. Part II: Victory over Evil: The Sadhana of the Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava; General Preliminaries; Specific Preliminaries; Actual Session; Conclusion of the Session; Colophon; Translator's Colophon. Part III: Appendixes: Appendixes A-G.
In response to increasing interest in the study and practice of Highest Yoga Tantra, many highly qualified Tibetan lamas have given teachings and initiations into the mandalas of the Highest Yoga tantric deities throughout the world. They strongly emphasize that the best way to make these teachings meaningful os to put them into practice through meditation. This retreat manual is presented here in order to enable people to do these meditations, as well as to dispel misconceptions about tantric practices. This important deity Vajrabhairava, with its five unique features is widely acclaimed as a crucial practice for our degenerate times. Therefore, those who have trained in the common paths and received initiation of Vajrabhairava should be encouraged to do the reatreat of this deity as often as possible and wherever possible, and to integrate this retreat practice into ordinary life. For this purpose, these instructions, given by Kyabje Phabongkha (1878-1941) to a cabinet minister in the Tibetan government in order to facilitate his practice in midst of his pressing governmental duties, seem highly relevant to the busy lives of Dharma practitioners in these times. Inorder to make the retreat practice complete, an extensive sadhana of the Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava is included here, as well as other relevant materials for the accomplishment of the retreat. The texts have been clearly presented in English so that people with the necessary qualifications may understand the procedures of this practice to achieve the supreme goal.