The Generation Stage
Complete instructions on how to practice the generation stage of Guhyasamaja from a contemporary Tibetan Buddhist master, with a new English translation of the self-generation ritual.
The Guhyasamaja Tantra is one of the Unexcelled Yoga Tantras of Vajrayana Buddhism. In the initial, generation-stage practice, one engages in a prescribed sequence of visualizations of oneself as an enlightened being in a divine environment in order to prepare one's mind and body to engage in the second stage: completion. The latter works directly with the subtle energies of one's mind and body and transforms them into the enlightened mind and body of a buddha. In this book, Gyume Khensur Lobsang Jampa provides illuminating commentary on, and explanations of, every part of the self-generation ritual of Guhyasamaja. These instructions, which are usually only imparted orally from master to student after the student has been initiated into the Guhyasamaja mandala, are now being published in English for the first time.