Ocean of Indivisble Method and Wisdom
Ocean of Indivisible Method and Wisdom is a commentary on the generation and completion stages of the highest yoga tantra method of Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava. This dark blue-black Yamantaka, the wrathful emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, was the main deity practised by Jetsun Tsong Khapa and has remained central to his followers ever since.
The practice is particularly relevant to our present time as one of its five specific features is the capacity to overcome completely even the greatest hindrances and negativity encountered during a degenerate era.
Part One contains a general overview of the practice of tantra and highest yoga tantra in particular.
Part Two takes the practitioner through the sadhana and explains in detail the visualisations and methods of the generation stage, with particular emphasis on bringing death, intermediate state and rebirth to the paths of the truth body, enjoyment body and emanation body of the resultant union of no more learning.
Part Three is a comprehensive guide to the Yamantaka completion stage practices: the yoga of shape, the yoga of mantra, the yoga of commitment and the yoga of pure pristine awareness. These are explained in relation to the various Guhyasamaja systems of six, five and four completion stage yogas as well as the means to incorporate all generation stage and completion stage practices into the five stages of the path.
Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden draws on a vast range of authoritative sources with particular reference to the works of the renowned Yamantaka yogi-scholars Tri Gyaltsan Senge, Lhundrup Pandita and Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsan. His presentation is the culmination of nearly twenty years of giving empowerment, teaching, guiding meditation, leading retreats and performing the rituals of this method in the West.
Ocean of Indivisible Method and Wisdom was four years in the making. Four people were employed full-time during the first two years and three during the second two years. The book involved extensive translation work, contains 25 specially commissioned line drawings, and is bound in hard cover for durability. The project was funded by the Tibetan Buddhist Society in the belief that clear instructions on this type of practice would be of great benefit to initiates. It is only available to those people with initiations like Kalachakra, Heruka, Guhyasmaja, Hevajra, Yamantaka and so forth.
Hardcover, 441 pages, 4 colour photos, 25 line illustrations
Only available to those with highest yoga tantra initiation