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Six Yogas of Naropa

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ISBN-10: 1559392347

ISBN-13: 9781559392341

Edition: N/A

Authors: Glenn H. Mullin, Tsong-Kha-Pa

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Anyone who has read more than a few books on Tibetan Buddhism will have encountered references tot he Six Yogas of Naropa. The six practices-inner heat, illsory bosy, clear light, consciousness transference, forceful projection and bardo yoga-gradually came to prevade thousands of monastaries, nunneries, and hermitages throughout Central Asia over the past five and a half centuries.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Tsongkhapa and the Lineage of the Six Yogas
The Buddhist Tantric Tradition in India
Naropa
The Legacy of the Six Yogas
The Six Yogas, Three Bardo States, and Nine Blendings
Lama Tsongkhapa's A Book of Three Inspirations
Section One of Tsongkhapa's Text
The Preliminary Trainings Associated with the General Mahayana
The General Tantric Preliminaries
The Tantric Preliminaries Unique to the Six Yogas System
The Generation Stage Yogas
Introduction to the Nature of the Mind
Introduction to the Nature of the Body
The Physical Exercises and Meditations upon the Empty Shell Body
Section Two of Tsongkhapa's Text
The Inner Heat Yoga
Karmamudra
The Illusory Body Yoga
The Bardo Yoga
The Clear Light Yoga
The Consciousness Transference Yoga
The Forceful Projection Yoga
Concluding Notes
The Six Yogas of Naropa in English Translation
The Seventh Dalai Lama's Prayer to the Six Yogas Lineage
Some Historical Lineage Considerations
A Parting Perspective on Tsongkhapa the Great
A Book of Three Inspirations: A Treatise on the Stages of Training in the Profound Path of Naro's Six Dharmas
Prologue
The preliminary meditations, which build the foundations of this path
The preliminaries that are general meditations derived from the common Mahayana teachings
Why it is necessary for training in this tradition to be preceded by training in the practices of the common Mahayana
The actual stages of training the mind in that path
The preliminaries that belong exclusively to the highest yoga tantra tradition
The general Vajrayana preliminaries
Why it is necessary to receive the complete empowerments
Why it is necessary to observe the tantric precepts
The preliminaries emphasized in this Naropa system
Having established the preliminaries, how to train in the actual tantric meditations
The meditations of the generation stage yogas
The meditations of the completion stage yogas
The nature of the basis
The nature of the mind
The nature of the body
The explanation of the stages of traversing the path
The meditations upon the physical exercises, together with the meditation upon the body as empty
The meditations on the physical exercises
The meditations on the body as an empty shell
The stages of meditating upon the actual path
The manner of structuring the path
The stages of being guided on the path
The manner of actualizing the results
Epilogue
Vajrasattva Meditation and Mantra Recitation
Establishing Blessing Powers by Meditating upon Guru Yoga
Glossary: Sanskrit and Tibetan Names and Terms
Notes
Bibliography