This is an explanation of Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Tib. Lama Chspa), one of the most profound meditation practices of Mahayana Buddhism. In this guide, Geshe Kelsang shows how to rely upon a Spiritual Guide, the foundation of all spiritual attainments. He explains the three essential components of Buddha's Sutras and Tantras - the two preliminary practices of the stages of the path and training the mind, and the actual swift path to full enlightenment, Vajrayana Mahamudra.
Table of Contents
Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction The Pre-eminent Qualities of Je Tsongkhapa and his Doctrine Why We Need to Practise the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa The Origin and Lineage of these Instructions The Preliminary Practices Visualizing the Field of Merit Offering the Practice of the Seven Limbs Making Praises and Requests Receiving Blessings Dedication Appendix I - The Condensed Meaning of the Text Appendix II - Sadhanas: 'Liberating Prayer' 'Offering to the Spiritual Guide' 'Vajra Hero Yoga' 'The Condensed Meaning of the Swift Vajrayana Path' 'Prayers of Request to the Mahamudra Lineage Gurus' Glossary Bibliography Study Programmes Index
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished Tantric master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our contemporary life. He has also founded over 300 Centres throughout the world for the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism.