The Dawn of Tantra

The Dawn of Tantra

By Herbert V. Guenther; Chogyam Trungpa

Shambhala, Paperback, 9781570628962, 112pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2001

Westerners wanting to know about tantra--particularly the Buddhist tantra of Tibet--often find only speculation and fancy. Tibet has been shrouded in mystery, and "tantra" has been called upon to name every kind of esoteric fantasy. In "The Dawn of Tantra " the reader meets a Tibetan meditation master and a Western scholar, each of whose grasp of Buddhist tantra is real and unquestionable. This collaboration is both true to the intent of the ancient Tibetan teachings and relevant to contemporary Western life.

About the Author
About the Translator:
Herbert V. Guenther is the author of The Royal Song of Saraha, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, Treasures on the Tibetan Middle Way, and Buddhist Philosophy in Theory and Practice.

Ch?gyam Trungpa (1940 1987) meditation master, scholar, and artist was founder and president of Vajradhatu, Naropa University, and Shambhala Training. His many books include Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, The Myth of Freedom, Meditation in Action, and Great Eastern Sun.