Introduction to tantra

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Teaching given at the Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

What is Vajrayana

  • Motivation for practicing the Vajrayana
  • What “enlightenment in one lifetime” means
  • Understanding that Vajrayana is not separate from Theravada and Mahayana
  • The purpose of taking initiations
  • Spiritual arrogance as a common fault

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Entering the Vajrayana path

  • Approaching Vajrayana is a realistic and practical way
  • Embarking on the gradual path
  • Making wise decisions
  • The right time to enter the Vajrayana

Introduction to tantra 02 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Finding a spiritual mentor
  • Book with an overview of various Buddhist traditions
  • Understanding tonglen

Introduction to tantra 03 (download)

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