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Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH IT—THEORY AND PRACTICE RSS iTunes

In this daylong workshop, scholar-practitioner Rita M. Gross presented an introduction to Vajrayana – the form of Buddhism most strongly associated with the Buddhism of Tibet. The day was meant for those curious about this valuable form of Buddhism but know little about it. She explained both those aspects of Vajrayana Buddhism that most distinguish it from other forms of Buddhism and its underlying similarity with better-known forms of Buddhism. Regarding what is most distinctive about Vajrayana Buddhism, she explained some of its most common rituals involving visualization practices and mantra recitation. She also explained its deeper teachings about the nature of mind and reality that Vajrayana shares with other forms of Buddhism. Furthermore, she explained how the two major aspects of Vajrayana Buddhism, often called the “development stage” and the “completion stage,” are linked with each other and provide an overarching path to awakening.


Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism - Part 1 Rita Gross 2015-02-21 2:54:28
Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism - Part 2 Rita Gross 2015-02-21 2:27:24

 

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