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- DescriptionTantra is generally associated with the esoteric use of power and sex, mysterious rituals undertaken by initiates, wrathful gods and goddesses, as well as breathtakingly beautiful mandalas, deeply moving chants intoned by brocade-draped Tibetan monks to the syncopated rhythms of bells and drums. This book masterfully succeeds in clarifying the nature of tantric practice. The author does t seek to explain away the undeniably evocative and potent language and imagery of tantra but to recognize them as transformative symbols of the rich complexity of our own inner lives. In contrast to the approaches of conventional religion, tantra does t attempt to soothe the turmoil of existence with consoling promises of heaven and salvation. The tantric practitioner chooses to confront the bewildering and chaotic forces of fear, aggression, desire, and pride, and to work with them in such a way that they are channeled into creative expression, loving relationships, and wisely engaged forms of life.
- Author BiographyRob Preece has been a practicing Buddhist since 1973, principally within the Tibetan tradition. He has spent many years in intensive retreat in the Himalayas under the guidance of eminent Tibetan lamas. Preece has been working as a psychotherapist since 1987 and gives workshops on comparative Jungian and Buddhist psychology. An experienced meditation teacher and thangka painter, he lives in London and is the author of The Wisdom of Imperfection and The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra.
- Author(s)Rob Preece
- PublisherShambhala Publications Inc
- Date of Publication20/11/2006
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationIthaca
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSnow Lion Publications
- Weight422 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine22 mm
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