What is The Vajra Rosary Tantra (Vajramālātantra)? A Buddhism Explained Video with David Kittay

What is The Vajra Rosary Tantra (Vajramālātantra)? A Buddhism Explained Video from the Kalachakra Study + Practice Retreat with Robert A.F. Thurman and David R. Kittay at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa, Phoenicia, New York, Recorded August 2017.

In this extended video Tibet House US President Robert A.F. Thurman & David R. Kittay lead an exploration of ‘The Vajra Rosary Tantra’ published by AIBS.

The Tantra details the yogic practice of the Tantra, the perfection stage of vajra repetition, and the whole path up to buddhahood. It describes in unique detail the chakra system, the techniques for mobilizing the subtle neural energies of life and death, the perfection stage initiations, the use of great bliss (mahāsukha) subjectivity, the four ecstasies that transmute sexual union, the mantras, the thirty-two deity body mandala, the six yogas, the twenty rituals of the creation stage, and the key role of emptiness.

This is an archive recording from the “Kalachakra Study & Practice Retreat” with Robert A.F. Thurman. Recorded at Menla’s Nalanda Conference Center in Phoenicia, New York.

“This is a study and first English translation of the Vajra Rosary Tantra (Vajramālā, Tib. rdo rje phreng ba), a key Explanatory Tantra of the Guhyasamāja, etc. It describes the prerequisite realizations of the bodhisattva path and emptiness and the Tantric meditations that swiftly lead to buddhahood.

The Tantra details the yogic practice of the Tantra, the perfection stage of vajra repetition, and the whole path up to buddhahood. It describes in unique detail the chakra system, the techniques for mobilizing the subtle neural energies of life and death, the perfection stage initiations, the use of great bliss (mahāsukha) subjectivity, the four ecstasies that transmute sexual union, the mantras, the thirty-two deity body mandala, the six yogas, the twenty rituals of the creation stage, and the key role of emptiness.

The translator draws on the Alaṁkakalaśha commentary for his study of the Tantra and explores the history of the text and its translators, the Tibetan royal monk Zhiwa Ö and the Indian abbot Sujana Śhrī Jñāna..”

The Vajra Rosary Tantra (Vajramālātantra)

To learn more about the Annual “Kalachakra Practice + Study Retreat” held at Menla please visit: www.menla.us.

This Menla Buddhist Intensive Retreat series + Robert A.F. Thurman’s Online Kalachakra Study + Practice Group are both open to those with an established Vajrayana practice and have received the Kalachakra Initiation.

What is The Vajra Rosary Tantra (Vajramālātantra)? A Buddhism Explained Video from the Kalachakra Study + Practice Retreat with Robert A.F. Thurman and David R. Kittay at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa, Phoenicia, New York, Recorded August 2017 Photo by Wonderlane“What is The Vajra Rosary Tantra” Photo by Wonderlane, All rights Reserved.

About Robert A.F. Thurman

 Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it’s Menla Retreat & Dewa Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. To listen to his free weekly podcasts please visit: www.bobthurman.com.

Suggested Books & Audio by Robert AF Thurman:

Man of Peace: Illustrated Life Story of Tibet’s Dalai Lama (Book), Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within (Book), Anger: The Seven Deadly Sins (Book), Inner Revolution (Book), Circling the Sacred Mountain : A Spiritual Adventure Through the Himalayas (Book),  Essential Tibetan Buddhism (Book), The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between (Book)  The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism (Book),  The Central Philosophy of Tibet (Book),  The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture (Book), Life & Teachings of Tsong Khapa (Book), Why the Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World (Book) & Liberation Upon Hearing in the Between: Living with the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audio).

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