A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra

A Guide to the Deities of the Tantra
by Vessantara

Tantric Deities – who are they and what do they do?

The key characteristics of the Tantra are explained, its many Deities introduced and its symbolism explored clearly in the third and final guide in the Meeting the Buddhas series.

By first focusing on the underlying principles
before delving in more depth towards the heart of Tantric Buddhism, this guide provides the foundations for a gradual and thorough understanding of a mysterious and mystical
subject, encouraging confidence in the exploration of its many themes and lavish forms.

Mantra recitation and colourful visualizations of the Deities lie at the heart of the Tantric practice and Vessantara provides beautiful and fantastic meditations on each of the key figures while also clearly explaining the reasoning, theory and history behind each practice. Chants also are broken down line by line with concise and understandable explanations.

This new book provides a fascinating insight to a subject which has captured the
imagination of many but remains mysterious and exotic to all but a few.

Also in this series:

* Guide to the Buddhas
* Guide to the Bodhisattvas

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Windhorse Publications (August 1, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1899579850
ISBN-13: 978-1899579853
List Price: $18.95
Amazon Price: $12.89

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