The development of Tantra in Buddhism

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2006.

The emergence of Tantra

  • How culture shaped the emergence of various practices
  • The importance of having a firm base in the scriptures before practicing tantra

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 11, 1-3 (download)

Tantra throughout history

  • Evolution of various classes of tantra
  • Views on how monastics should relate to the tantras

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 11, 2-3 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Culture and tantra
  • Consort practice
  • Classifications of tantra
  • Teaching in each Tibetan tradition

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 11, 3-3 (download)

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