By Chogyam Trungpa
The 3rd quantity of this landmark sequence offers the vajrayana teachings of the tantric direction. The vajrayana, or “diamond vehicle,” also called tantra, attracts upon and extends the lessons of the hinayana and mahayana. As with the hinayana and the mahayana, the formal popularity into the vajrayana is marked through a vow, therefore the samaya vow. there's an emphasis at this level at the student-teacher courting and at the caliber of devotion. quite often, scholars needs to entire initial practices, known as ngöndro, to organize themselves for initiation into the vajrayana direction prior to going additional. Having performed so, they then obtain definitely the right empowerments to start tantric practices. There are empowerment ceremonies of many forms, referred to as abhishekas. The vajrayana comprises either shape practices, akin to visualizations and sadhanas (ritual liturgies), and formless practices according to permitting the brain to relaxation evidently in its inherent readability and vacancy. even though at the floor, there's a lot higher complexity in tantric practices, the rules of mindfulness and understanding and the cultivation of compassion and skillful motion remain of valuable significance.
The tantric direction calls for whole engagement and fierce commitment. it's acknowledged to be a extra quick course, however it can be extra harmful. there's a caliber of directness, abruptness, and wholeheartedness. Tantrikas, or vajrayana practitioners, realize that the main demanding elements of existence, the energies and play of pressured feelings and scary hindrances, should be labored with as gateways to freedom and attention. different themes coated intimately during this quantity comprise the 4 reminders, the mandala precept, mahamudra, atiyoga, and more.
The Profound Treasury of the sea of Dharma represents meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa’s maximum contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume assortment offers in energetic, appropriate language the excellent teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist course of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This paintings will resonate with new scholars of Buddhism in addition to the main senior scholars.