Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tantra

Tibetan Buddhism: Lama Yeshe: Introduction to Tantra (Part1)
Lama Yeshe, teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, gave this teaching in California in 1980 for Vajrapani Institute as an introduction to his commentary on the Thousand-Arm Avalokiteshvara yoga method. Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–84) was born in Tibet and educated at Sera Monastic University in Lhasa. In 1959 he fled Chinese oppression for India. In 1969 he began teaching Buddhism to Westerners at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, and in 1974 began traveling the world to spread the Dharma. In 1975 he founded the international Buddhist organization The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which now numbers more than 150 centers in over 30 countries worldwide.

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