Secret of the Vajra World: tantric buddhism in tibet
Enter into the colourful world of tantric Buddhism, with its unique visualisations, liturgies, initiations, and 'inner yogis' as practiced In Tibet and conveyed by the Tibetan masters teaching in the West. Using nontechnical language, engaging stories and personal anecdotes, Reginald Ray demonstrates how the practice of tantra opens up an appreciation for ordinary life - the world of sensory experience, of pleasure and pain - as the place where ultimate revelation occurs.
SECRET OF THE VAJRA WORLD is the companion volume to the author's earlier book INDESTRUCTIBLE TRUTH: THE LIVING SPIRITUALITY OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM. While that book focuses on the history, cosmology, philosophy, and the practice of the more public, exoteric side of Tibetan Buddhism, this work treats its lesser known, esoteric and tantric aspects as they take shape in Vajrayana. Together the two volumes provide a broad introduction to the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.