Introduction to tantra

Teaching given at the Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore.

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  • 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

    Introduction to tantra 01 (download)

    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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